Tucker Carlson came in for a stern finger wagging on his own show from Alan DershowitzWednesday evening.
The Harvard law professor and Martha’s Vineyard outcast told Carlson that while he didn’t agree with the advertiser boycott now engulfing his show, he also doesn’t agree with his remarks about immigration.
“I disagree with the way you categorized mass immigration,” Dershowitz told Tucker. “I wish you hadn’t used that language. Language like that was used to describe my grandparents and great grandparents and probably some of yours.”
After originally lauding their ability to disagree civilly, Carlson pushed back at Dershowitz, saying as he did earlier this week that the remarks had been taken out of context and the line about immigrants being “poorer” and “dirtier” came during an interview with a Tijuana official about how members of the migrant caravan have left “filth” in their wake.
“I’m glad we cleared that up,” Dershowitz said, looking to change the subject back to the Michael Flynn sentencing.
“I think it was clear,” Carlson replied. “The people who are mischaracterizing it are always welcome on this show to talk it through to hear my side and I will hear their side.”
“That’s very fair,” Dershowitz said.
“I would never describe people as inherently dirty. I don’t think that they are. I am pro-people. That’s one of the reasons I am against abortion.” Carlson also noted.
On Thursday, healthy snack company Graze became the 21st advertiser to publicly announce that they had halted advertising on Tucker Carlson’s show.
“We’ve asked our advertising partner to avoid this show in future as it goes against our brand values,” they said in a Twitter statement in response to multiple inquiries on the matter.
Since Friday, the list of dropped sponsors has ballooned to include small companies along with industry heavyweights like Pacific Life and employment services giant Indeed.
“One of our ads appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show last night following a segment where Mr. Carlson made a number of statements regarding immigration,” the Pacific Life said in a statement posted to Twitter Friday afternoon, which kicked off the latest boycott.
“As a company, we strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson’s statements. Our customer base and our workforce reflect the diversity of our great nation, something we take great pride in. We will not be advertising on Mr. Carlson’s show in the coming week as we reevaluate our relationship with his program. “
In several statements since Friday, Fox News has vowed to stick with Carlson until the end, saying in no uncertain terms that the network would never allow itself to be intimidated.
“We cannot and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts from the likes of Moveon.org, Media Matters and Sleeping Giants,” a spokesperson for Fox News told TheWrap in a statement earlier this week
“Attempts were made last month to bully and terrorize Tucker and his family at their home. He is now once again being threatened via Twitter by far left activist groups with deeply political motives. While we do not advocate boycotts, these same groups never target other broadcasters and operate under a grossly hypocritical double standard given their intolerance to all opposing points of view.”