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Fox News Thinks Tucker Carlson Is Still Good for Business

Threats of an ad boycott over popular host’s appeals to bigotry haven’t turned the Murdochs against him.

Playing make-believe about race and bigotry.

Playing make-believe about race and bigotry.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Jonathan Greenblatt, the chief executive officer of the Anti-Defamation League, asked advertisers gathered Tuesday for Global Marketer Week to press Fox Corp. to fire its resident flamethrower and ratings-magnet, Tucker Carlson.

Carlson has been trafficking in white supremacist myths recently on Fox News and his broadcasts, Greenblatt said, offer an “example of how hatred is being mainstreamed in America in 2021.” He recommended that advertisers rein in spending on Carlson’s show. “You can hold them accountable like few other actors in society because your dollars are the fuel that enables their business model.”