As a far-right Fox News host and the most famous racist to lose Dancing with the Stars, Tucker Carlson devotes much of his nightly broadcast to peddling white supremacist conspiracy theories like "The Great Replacement" to millions of viewers, and has even employed avowed white nationalists as his writers.
So it doesn't come as a surprise that Carlson leapt to dismiss recent comments by President Joe Biden regarding the threat white supremacy poses to the United States.
In remarks commemorating the 1921 Black Wall Street massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Biden said:
"As I said in my address to the joint session of Congress, according to the intelligence community, terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today, not Isis, not Al-Qaeda, white supremacists."
Citing this speech, Tucker claimed Biden was calling white Republican men "more dangerous than ISIS."
Carlson sarcastically said:
"You're not surprised. It's always the same people, isn't it? Those white Republican men, the very ones that, just today, Joe Biden warned us are more dangerous than ISIS."
Of course, Carlson's characterization of the comments was wildly off.
As Biden noted in his Tulsa remarks, it's the Intelligence Community that said white supremacist terrorism is the most urgent threat to the United States.
What's more, it was former President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security who reported in its October 2020 Homeland Threat Assessment:
"Among [domestic violent extremists], racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists—specifically white supremacist extremists (WSEs)—will remain the most persistent and lethal threat in the Homeland."
Carlson was accused of lying to promote Republican hysteria.
But people noticed that when Biden said "white supremacists," Tucker Carlson heard "white Republican men."
Yetnother lie goes uncorrected by the one who told it.