New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commented on former Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s departure from the outlet.
Ocasio-Cortez shared a story to her Instagram referring to Carlson‘s departure as “deplatforming.”
“Couldn’t have happened to a better guy,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “While I’m very glad that the person that is arguably responsible for … driving some of the most amounts of death threats and violent threats, not just to my office but to plenty of people across country, I also kind of feel like I’m like waiting for the cut scene at the end of a Marvel movie after all the credits have rolled, and then you see like the villains like hand re-emerge out to grip over like the building or something.”
“Deplatforming works and is important”
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“Deplatforming works and it is important,” she continued. “Good things can happen.”
Prior to Carlson’s departure from Fox News, the New York representative called for conservative media to be regulated in reference to the outlet’s coverage of the Capitol riot and subsequent $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems.
“I believe that when it comes to broadcast television like Fox News, these are subject to federal law, federal regulation in terms of what’s allowed on air and what isn’t,” Ocasio-Cortez told former press secretary Jen Psaki in an MSNBC interview. “And when you look at what Tucker Carlson and what some of these other folks on Fox do, it is very, very clearly incitement of violence, very clearly incitement of violence.”
On Monday, Fox News revealed the outlet and Carlson had “agreed to part ways” effective immediately.
Fox News Tonight premiered in place of Carlson’s time slot last night at 8 p.m. EST. The new show will feature a rotating host of Fox News personalities until a permanent host is named.
“We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” reads Fox News’ statement revealing Carlson’s departure.
Following news of Carlson’s departure, reports emerged suggesting Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch had pushed for the former host’s firing, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Murdoch was reportedly “concerned” over Carlson’s reporting on the Capitol riot.
During one of Carlson’s reports, he noted Ray Epps, who was present at the Capitol on Jan. 6 2021, may be a government informant. Epps has since claimed he has been scrutinized and received death threats as a result from Carlson’s reporting.
The FBI reportedly told 60 Minutes Epps has never worked for the agency.
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