Why white supremacists love Tucker Carlson
Since taking over Bill O’Reilly’s slot on Fox News, Tucker Carlson has had the most-watched news show on cable.
Nope, not Rachel.
His populist rhetoric and cutting interview style have earned him millions of nightly viewers, prompting Forbes to ask if Carlson is “the new king of cable news.”
But Carlson’s rise to stardom has also earned him the attention of another group: white supremacists.
Richard Spencer celebrated O’Reilly’s replacement, arguing Carlson showed an “open-mindedness” to white supremacist ideas that O’Reilly didn’t.
Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke frequently tweets praise of Tucker’s show.
And the white supremacist website Daily Stormer has called Carlson “literally our greatest ally.”