To say that Carl Cameron has become disillusioned with his former employer would be an understatement.
Cameron, Fox News’ chief political correspondent until 2017, slammed his old network, and Tucker Carlson in particular, in a cable news appearance earlier this week. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Fires Back at Claims He Inspired Mass Shooter)
More specifically, Cameron told MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace that “maybe it’s time to start taking names and putting people in jail” over misinformation. His comments followed last weekend’s racially-motivated mass shooting in Buffalo.
The Independent reports:
The MSNBC host bluntly asked Cameron how Fox News reacted “When something like this happens?”
Cameron replied that he couldn’t “imagine” what was going through top executives’ minds and added that this sort of flare up was “partly why I ended up getting out of there.”
Cameron’s remarks almost perfectly coincided with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s letter to Fox News executives and owner Rupert Murdoch demanding the network cease airing “false white nationalist, far-right conspiracy theories.” (RELATED: New York Governor Orders State Police to Begin Fighting Hate Speech)
On Monday night, his first show since the shooting, Carlson explicitly denounced political violence and racism.
When asked for further comment by The Independent, a Fox News spokesperson referred to Carlson’s earlier remarks.