Univision Anchor: Trump, Fox News Rhetoric 'Transcending' into ‘Violence’ and ‘Bullets’

The liberal media’s narrative that President Trump was somehow responsible for the mass shooting in El Paso last weekend has apparently expanded to also include Fox News. According to Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo, during an appearance on CNN’s so-called “Reliable Sources”, Trump and Fox News host Tucker Carlson were responsible for rhetoric “transcending into violence, into bullets”, and into lives lost.

At the top of the program, CNN left-wing, fill-in host John Avlon led a segment designed to accuse Fox News of approving and trafficking in ideas favored by the white supremacists via Carlson.

Avlon turned to Acevedo, who had made numerous appearances on Tucker Carlson Tonight, and praised his guest for “reach out beyond the base” and wanted to know if he planned to continue to appear on Fox News. “But is this time different, describing white nationalism, white supremacy as a hoax, does it change your calculus about going on air?”

Acevedo’s first response was to glorify himself for going on Fox News at all. “[T]he intention was to expose that audience to a different point of view, one they will probably never hear anywhere where they get their information, get their news,” he proclaimed.

Meanwhile, Fox News routinely has staunch liberals as members of its panels. One of the co-hosts on The Five was a former DNC chairwoman.

“And it has to be said, not only Tucker's rhetoric, but also the President’s. This anti-Latino, anti-immigrant, what some elegantly call demographic anxieties have now been replaced by violence and bullets,” Acevedo decried.

 

 

He went on to proclaim that Carlson and Trump were “responsible” for inspiring the El Paso shooter:

And I think there is a clear-- we have to, you know, have clear morality on this. And they're in part responsible for what we saw in a place like El Paso. The man responsible for this was inspired by some of the words, some of the rhetoric coming from them. So I think, you know, this is different in the sense that it's now transcending into violence, into bullets, and into lots of life for our community that came under attack in El Paso.

Paraphrasing his guest, Avlon described it as a “moral decision” not to appear on Fox News. “[W]ill you make the decision to continue going on Tucker's show on Fox to reach out beyond, or is this a step too far for you,” he asked.

Becoming indignant, Acevedo proclaimed he wouldn’t appear on Carlson’s or Laura Ingraham’s show. “Not only as a journalist, but as a human being right now, I don't think -- I have the moral responsibility to make it clear that this rhetoric is now being replaced by, again, violence and bullets,” he repeated.

“And in that sense, Latinos coming under attack, it is not responsible for someone like me to go on and expose myself to what's happening at Fox,” Acevedo concluded.

Of course, Avlon approved and suggested his guest made a “big statement”. And yet, CNN has still refused to publicly address how hosts like Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon openly support the left-wing, domestic terrorist group known as Antifa.

The transcript is below, click "expand" to read:

CNN’s Reliable Sources
August 11, 2019
11:01:06 a.m. Eastern

JOHN AVLON: But first, you hear that? That's the deafening silence from Fox News and its board of directors following Tucker Carlson’s false claim that the white supremacy problem in America is a hoax. Now, that’s on the very same week that El Paso suffered an act of white nationalist terror. Now, here’s a fact. Since 9/11, there have been more murders by right-wing extremists in America than Islamic terrorists, that’s according to New America’s research. And if you judge a comment by the company it keeps, Tucker's message was praised by none other than former KKK leader David Duke.

(…)

11:04:37 a.m. Eastern

AVLON: What you do with the camera, what you do when you have the microphone you are accountable for. So, Enrique, I want to go to you because you have been a guest on Tucker's show many times. You’ve made a point of wanting to reach out beyond the base, sort of speak. But is this time different, describing white nationalism, white supremacy as a hoax, does it change your calculus about going on air?

ENRIQUE ACEVEDO: John, the intention was to expose that audience to a different point of view, one they will probably never hear anywhere where they get their information, get their news. And it has to be said, not only Tucker's rhetoric, but also the President’s. This anti-Latino, anti-immigrant, what some elegantly call demographic anxieties have now been replaced by violence and bullets.

And I think there is a clear-- we have to, you know, have clear morality on this. And they're in part responsible for what we saw in a place like El Paso. The man responsible for this was inspired by some of the words, some of the rhetoric coming from them. So I think, you know, this is different in the sense that it's now transcending into violence, into bullets, and into lots of life for our community that came under attack in El Paso.

AVLON: So, I mean, you are saying this is a moral decision, or will you make the decision to continue going on Tucker's show on Fox to reach out beyond, or is this a step too far for you?

ACEVEDO: You know, I haven't been invited to his show after El Paso, but I can tell you that I'm not going back on Fox News. I’ve been on his show, on Laura Ingraham's show. I don’t think it’s -- Not only as a journalist, but as a human being right now, I don't think -- I have the moral responsibility to make it clear that this rhetoric is now being replaced by, again, violence and bullets.

And in that sense, Latinos coming under attack, it is not responsible for someone like me to go on and expose myself to what's happening at Fox.

AVLON: It’s a big statement.

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