Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said on last night’s show that he refuses to be intimidated by critics who attacked his Friday monologue — and his powerful on-air segment quickly went viral.
“We talk a lot on this show about the threat to free speech. It turns out that it’s very real. Here’s one example: Last week we interviewed a man named Genaro Lopez. Lopez is an elected official in Tijuana, Mexico, and he’s exactly the kind of person you would think a lot of American journalists would want to talk to. For months, the media has demanded the migrant caravan from Honduras must be admitted into the United States,” Tucker’s segment began.
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“Once it gets here, they’ve told us, our country will be greatly improved by its presence. That’s how immigration works,” Carlson said — and then explained that he can test the liberal media’s claim.
“That very same caravan, the one they’ve been telling you about, is now encamped in Tijuana. It’s been there for weeks. Simple question: Has the caravan made Tijuana better?” Carlson asked.
He asked Lopez that question — and the answer he got made liberals furious and started a campaign to get his show cancelled.
“Nobody else in the media seemed interested in what had happened to the caravan. As long as the migrants remained in Mexico, they couldn’t really be used to attack Donald Trump. So the press moved on to the next dumb, shiny thing. But we were interested,” Carlson explained, asking Lopez if the caravan was a good thing for his city.
“Things aren’t getting better. They’re probably getting worse,” Lopez replied. “Last weekend, we issued an ultimatum to all the Hondurans and Guatemalans that are camping out here on the street. They’re blocking the street. And they’re bringing all their necessities, trashing the street. … Problems are still going on. There’s been like 280 arrests. Before, it was solely for drug possession and being drunk in the streets. Now, it’s for breaking and entering into homes.”
That’s when Carlson went off on the mainstream media.
“Trashing the street. Doing drugs in public. Blocking traffic. Breaking into homes. That’s not at all what CNN promised us,” he said.
He outlined that it’s a lesson for the United States the media won’t show you.
“In a fast-evolving economy, it could be preferable to import more engineers, and fewer people with low skills, no matter how nice or well-meaning those people might be. And we always assume they are,” Carlson said. “That’s what we said. That was our claim. And it’s hard to argue with that. In fact, nobody on the left did argue with it. They ignored it. Instead, they zeroed in on the last line: ‘The left says we have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, even if it makes our own country more like Tijuana is now, which is to say poorer and dirtier and more divided.'”
Saying that out loud — even though he’s simply quoting a Mexican official’s observations — made the left furious.
“Those who won’t shut up get silenced. You’ve seen it a million times. It happens all the time. The enforcers scream ‘racist!’ on Twitter until everyone gets intimidated, and changes the subject to the Russia investigation or some other distraction,” Carlson said. “It’s a tactic. A well-worn one. Nobody thinks it’s real. And it won’t work with this show.”
“We’re not intimidated. We plan to try to say what’s true until the last day,” Carlson continued. “And the truth is, unregulated mass immigration has badly hurt this country’s natural landscape.
Take a trip to our southwestern deserts, if you don’t believe it. Thanks to illegal immigration, huge swaths of the region are covered with garbage and waste that degrade the soil and kill wildlife.”
That’s not according to President Donald Trump’s administration.
That’s a report by local officials, who have been saying that illegal immigrants have been destroying America’s environment for years.
“If you’re interested in more detail, look at the website they’ve created, it’s called Arizona Border Trash. It’s dedicated to highlighting and cleaning up the thousands of tons of garbage strewn across Arizona by immigrants every year,” Carlson said. “Illegal immigration comes at a huge cost to our environment.”
According to a 2002 study by the Government Accountability Office, “Illegal border activity on federal lands not only threatens people, but endangered species and the land itself. Illegal aliens and smugglers have destroyed cactus and other sensitive vegetation that can take decades to recover, including habitat for endangered species. One land management official described another federal property on Arizona’s border as so unsafe and with resources so destroyed that it is now primarily used for illegal activities and no longer visited by the general public.”
“The left used to care about the environment – the land, the water, the animals,” Carlson said. “Not so long ago, environmentalists opposed mass immigration. They knew what the costs were. They still know. But they don’t care.”
“We do care. And we’re going to continue telling you about it. We think you have a right to know,” he concluded. “No matter what they say.”
You can see the powerful segment here —