Tucker Carlson ignored white supremacist message of suspected New Zealand shooter, instead criticizing Democrats and journalists

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  • Fox News host Tucker Carlson hit back against outcry from lawmakers and journalists over the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 49 people dead at two mosques.
  • In his show's monologue Friday evening, Carlson warned that a "ruling class" would use the shooter's apparent motivations for the terror attack to condemn American conservatives and discuss policies on guns, free speech, and privacy. He ignored the white supremacist message of the suspected shooter.
  • Despite a wealth of data that shows President Donald Trump's two years in office have coincided with a sharp rise of hate group activity, and a manifesto published before the attack that in part praised the president, Carlson objected to reports that suggested a connection to the US or racist hate. 

Fox News host Tucker Carlson hit back against outcry from lawmakers and journalists over the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand that left 49 people dead at two mosques.

In a monologue aired hours after the attack, Carlson said it was "absurd" that "left-wing" commentators were "working hard to tie [the shooter] to conservatives in the United States" by discussing the 74-page manifesto that names and praises some prominent American conservative figures, including President Donald Trump. Carlson completely ignored the white supremacist message that was in the suspected shooter's manifesto. 

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