Last Updated on October 29, 2021
Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt is frantically pleading with Fox News to stop the release of Tucker Carlson’s upcoming Patriot Purge documentary and hide it from public view.
In a letter written to Fox Corporation Executive Chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch, Greenblatt called Patriot Purge “dangerous misinformation,” and desperately pleaded with Murdoch to “reconsider airing” the program because it has the potential to make people angry with our public officials and elected leaders.
In the letter, Greenblatt highlighted that the ADL is extremely worried about Carlson deviating from the current narrative being pushed by the federal government, establishment politicians, and corporate media outlets.
The documentary is expected to expose undercover federal involvement in the escalation of the January 6 protests, something that federal officials, aside from a select few elected officials, have been severely reluctant to discuss despite growing evidence indicating otherwise.
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— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) October 28, 2021
“Let’s call this what it is: an abject, indisputable lie and a blatant attempt to rewrite history,” Greenblatt wrote, adding that the organization remains “deeply concerned that the false narrative and wild conspiracy theories presented by Carlson will sow further division and has the potential to animate violence.”
In his effort to persuade Fox News to conduct a cover-up of Carlson’s documentary, Greenblatt wrote “you are giving license to yet another conspiracy theory: that January 6th was an inside job with the intention of rounding up and imprisoning conservatives.”
I wrote to @FOXNews that this “documentary” is nothing short of absurd and it will continue to fan the flames of extremists and conspiracy theorists. This is dangerous, and it’s no surprise that Tucker Carlson is leading the charge bringing fringe ideas to the masses. pic.twitter.com/aSIpHuxz43
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) October 29, 2021
Greenblatt appears to suggest that potentially exposing the misdeeds of the U.S. government constitutes “inflammatory rhetoric.” He went further, appearing to claim that discussion of undercover federal involvement in January 6, or the abuse of American civil liberties, “is neither legitimate political discourse nor spirited debate.”
Greenblatt wrote that “Carlson has the right to make outrageous claims – but freedom of speech is not freedom of reach,” however it is unclear how honest, groundbreaking journalism violates the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
National File will monitor this situation closely and report any responses given to the ADL from Fox News.