Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson slammed on Monday the media’s “patronizing” silence on Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters’ attendance at a Nation of Islam convention.
As first reported by The Daily Caller, Waters attended the 2002 convention where Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan defended Palestinian suicide bombers and praised Iran for arming Palestinian terrorists. The Nation of Islam is a viciously anti-Semitic group that preaches the inherent inferiority of white people.
“Isn’t it a little patronizing for the press to give Maxine Waters a pass on associating with someone like this as if it doesn’t matter?” Carlson asked. “They have so low expectations for her that they don’t call her on it, that’s patronizing I think.” (RELATED: Three Democrats Attended Private Dinner With Iran’s President And Louis Farrakhan)
Carlson’s guest, Campus Reform editor-in-chief Lawrence Jones, noted that Nation of Islam members have “been known to rape women within the religion” and slammed the media’s “hypocrisy” for giving Waters a pass.
“I think that’s why their approval rating is so low right now with the American people because they really don’t trust the press,” Jones said.