November 8, 2022

Tucker Carlson took an innocuous segment from an Anderson Cooper program and painted the CNN host as "the real racist" against the Hispanic community.

When Fox News feels its power slipping, they pick a fight with CNN. It happens every time.

Here's an example of the king of Fox's prime-time white power hour making an insane analogy to whitewash his own white supremacy and racist impulses.

"Is Anderson Cooper a racist? Well, we can't say, but he is concerned that there are an awful lot of gullible Mexicans out there. Watch Anderson Cooper," Carlson said.

Here's the transcript of the offending segment via Fox News.

ANDERSON COOPER: The number of Hispanic eligible voters has increased by nearly 5 million since 2018, but Spanish-speaking communities are also being flooded with disinformation and conspiracy theories, much of it through social media.

EVELYN PEREZ-VERDIA: We are sitting in a home where I used to break bread with Republicans who are now being radicalized.

DONIE O’SULLIVAN: For some Latinos here in South Florida, election lies have ruptured friendships and split families.

TAMOA CALZADILLA: You can see disinformation in English, and in two or three days you can see this disinformation with captions in Spanish.

O'SULLIVAN: One of the challenges of tackling Spanish disinformation is that so much of it is spread on the messaging platform WhatsApp. Messages are encrypted, so fact-check labels can't be used like they are on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Tucker Carlson came back onscreen and, in his very twisted "just asking the question" argument, made that into Anderson Cooper hates Hispanics.

"Now, maybe we're giving them too much credit, but we didn't realize that Anderson Cooper hated Hispanics," Carlson said. "Yet there he was in the tape we just played you – those damn Mexicans and their conspiracy theories, which, if you think about it, is itself a kind of conspiracy theory,"

In no way did Anderson Cooper or the CNN reporters display any form of racism or hatred for the Hispanic community.

Fox News prime time is forever The Upside Down place.

It's as if it's a sunny day outside, and Tucker Carlson tells his viewers it's raining out.

Yes, Carlson is lying, but he's also creating his own 'alternative reality' to what's happening on Earth.

It's sick.

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