Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Howard Dean said Thursday that people should boycott Fox News — and he wanted to see the network’s founder, Rupert Murdoch, and his family deported.
Dean made an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Beat” with Ari Melber, and he argued in favor of a boycott of the Right-leaning cable news channel as well as popular host Tucker Carlson, blaming them for the racially motivated shooting that killed ten and wounded three others in Buffalo, New York.
“I wanted to speak to you about something we talked about before, which is, of course, the gun problem in this country, the hate problem in this country, and where it all ties back to. The uproar over the Replacement Theory and the hate and the racism which was cited by the Buffalo shooting suspect,” Melber began.
He went on to bring up an interview with Lachlan Murdoch, the company’s current CEO, who told Deadline, “We are not only in the news business, he says. When you talk to our fans in middle America, they don’t see us as a news business either. They see us as an American media brand.”
“I see the brand of Fox being hate, anger, dishonesty and now murder,” Dean replied. “That is the brand. That is the brand of the Murdochs have chosen to be their flagship communication. I agree with Biden, Murdoch has harmed this country more than any other human being in my lifetime, and he should never have been given citizenship. The one thing I would change about our immigration policy is to send Murdoch back to Australia and keep them there, the whole family.”
“If you cause that much trouble, you spread lies and hate and anger and tear the United States apart with your crappy TV shows, simply to make money, you do not belong, you do not deserve American citizenship, period,” Dean continued.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer responded to the situation in much the same way, arguing on the Senate floor that anyone who amplified Replacement Theory — the idea that the Democratic Party favors open borders for the political gain — was to be condemned.
He followed that with a letter to Fox News, calling on the network to refrain from addressing Replacement Theory during future broadcasts.