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Fox News host Tucker Carlson gave NPR a taste of its own identity politics-laden medicine Friday by using grievances from a left-wing radical about the network’s alleged “white supremacy” to excoriate it for its racism.
Speaking on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” the host directed his viewers’ attention to a left-wing radical by the name of Crystal Marie Fleming.
Fleming, who reportedly is some sort of sociologist obsessed with race, had posted tweets two days earlier slamming National Public Radio for its “white supremacy.”
The problem at NPR is white supremacy. That so few are saying this explicitly is telling, indeed.
— Crystal Marie Fleming (@alwaystheself) January 5, 2022
But it gets better. A day later on Thursday, a former NPR co-host, Shereen Marisol Meraji, expressed agreement with Fleming’s accusation and complained that only seven percent of NPR’s staff are of Hispanic heritage.
Many people in my life have sent me a link to this piece and the one thing I want to point out from it is the SMALL percentage of LATINO/A/X employees who work at the org. What are we now? 18.5% of the US pop?
But only 7% of NPR?
NOT a good look. https://t.co/qATMoLObkD
— Shereen Marisol Meraji (@RadioMirage) January 6, 2022
Because Carlson doesn’t believe in racial quotas, which are themselves racist, he found nothing wrong with NPR’s demographics. However, he couldn’t resist relishing in the massive irony of it.
“National Public Radio has been so thoroughly radicalized it’s on the verge of destroying itself from within. … How upset about this can you be? The revolution always eats itself,” he said.
He continued by explaining what exactly about all this is so ironic.
“NPR spends all this time attacking privileged white people, but privileged white people are NPR’s core audience. In fact, they are the only people who listen. We checked the audience numbers. Here’s what they are: NPR’s audience is 84 percent white. We don’t have a problem with that. We don’t hate white people and are not racist, unlike NPR,” he said.
“But for comparison, that’s higher than the numbers at Fox News. NPR is always claiming that Fox News is some kind of white supremacist organization,” Carlson noted. “By the way, Fox News has a significantly larger black and a much larger Hispanic audience than NPR has, both overall and as a percentage of viewers.”
So not only does NPR hire too few minorities — or at least according to left-wing grievance mongers — but it caters almost entirely to whites. Sounds racist …
Carlson concluded the brief segment by describing the type of people whom he believes comprise NPR’s core audience.
“So who does listen to NPR? We know exactly who listens to NPR. She just honked at you at an intersection for no reason. She was wearing a mask alone in her Subaru,” he said, describing what’s known as a “mask Karen.”
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) July 12, 2020
“The question is, do people like her really need more than $100 million in federal subsidies every year which is what public radio still gets for some reason,” he continued, referencing all the federal money that NPR receives annually.
“Probably not. But then again maybe so. Who are we to judge? Maybe angry, barren Subaru drivers with as many graduate degrees deserve welfare too. Maybe they are a marginalized community. We are not sure.”
Another piece of unmentioned irony is that nearly every establishment media outlet that’s extremely vocal in its “woke,” identity politics-driven activism has a so-called “diversity” problem of one kind or another, including CNN.
Prior to her departure from the network earlier this year, former CNN host Brooke Baldwin complained about the network’s alleged racial and gender “diversity” issues.
“The most influential anchors on our network — the highest-paid — are men. My bosses, my executives, are men. The person who oversees CNN Dayside is a man and my executive producer for 10 years is a man, so I’ve been surrounded by a lot of men,” she said during a podcast appearance.
But, she continued, just adding more women to the lineup wouldn’t be enough.
“By having women in power, I would argue behind the scenes, not just in front but behind the scenes, that is how you have stories that reflect who they are. And not only white women,” she explained.
“We talk about being intersectional. There is no way we will have progress if a bunch of white women are winning. It’s brown women, Black women, Asian women, it’s across the board. We have to see them reflected in our stories. It’s getting better, but we still have a bit of a ways to go, I think,” she added.
CNN has also faced multiple multiple lawsuits over its alleged discrimination, though, in fairness to the network, all of the suits have been dismissed by judges.
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