Tucker Carlson: Offensive Showman or Racist
Communication Intelligence spoke to Subramaniam (Subbu) Vincent, director, journalism and media ethics to dive deeper into this topic: Carlson, offensive yet not problematic or dangerous?
[Carlson] has taken fear-mongering and fear speech and brought it home, close, and personal to the living rooms and minds of his viewers. Carlson understands very well that as a psychological experience, threat and uncertainty play very differently in liberal and conservative mindsets. Conservatives prefer hierarchy more than liberals. Carlson's brand is anti-democratic to the core. He likes white people to be dominant in status, not equal to people of color. At the very least he prefers white men as “first among equals” in social and political priority.
Subramaniam Vincent, director, journalism and media ethics, interviewed by Communication Intelligence Magazine.
May 9, 2022
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