Fox News’ Tucker Carlson attacked CNN’s W. Kamau Bell on Thursday, accusing him of “stoking violent extremism as a side gig” and “peddling hate.”
“Bell calls himself a political provocateur, but the doesn’t quite capture it. In fact, he is a supporter of Antifa,” Carlson said.
The Fox News personality then played footage of Bell addressing a crowd during the recent “No Hate in the Bay” rally at Berkeley. Bell can be heard telling the crowd to “stand up” for black, brown and LGBTQ people.
“Remember the event? It’s the one where mobs in black masks attacked people they thought might have voted for Donald Trump,” Carlson said.
Carlson then said Antifa’s members “hate this country” and want to tear it down by tacking free speech. The Fox News host said none of this matters to Bell.
“He’s happy to stand up on stage and called his opponents Nazis. That’s not a label you use on people you want to debate. It’s a label you use to incite rage,” Carlson said.
Carlson then turned his attention to a specific tweet that Bell recently sent in which he named groups of Americans he wants to be supported. Carlson pointed out that it would not go over well if sent by a Republican and said his show “would be canceled quickly” if he made similar comments.
“If you’re not willing to say you want a world safe for all Americans equally, you are peddling hate, and Bell is,” Carlson said.
Carlson said he contacted CNN to see if they had any comment on Bell “stoking violent extremism as a side gig” but they did not comment.
CNN did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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