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Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:50 PM

Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum

Shocked I'm not.

Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum
By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business
Updated 7:33 PM ET, Fri July 10, 2020


New York (CNN Business)Editor's note: This article quotes racist, homophobic and sexist language, much of which has not been censored.

The top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has for years been using a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on an online forum that is a hotbed for racist, sexist, and other offensive content, CNN Business learned this week.

Just this week, the writer, Blake Neff, responded to a thread started by another user in 2018 with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo n****er do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?" Neff wrote, "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." (The subject line was not censored on the forum.) On June 5, Neff wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." On June 24, Neff commented, "Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep." On June 26, Neff wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are "white libs and their university-'educated' pets."

And over the course of five years, Neff has maintained a lengthy thread in which he has derided a woman and posted information about her dating life that has invited other users to mock her and invade her privacy. There has at times also been overlap between some material he posted or saw on the forum and Carlson's show.

CNN Business contacted Neff for comment Thursday night. After he or someone acting on his behalf passed that email to Fox News spokespeople, a network spokesperson on Friday morning told CNN Business that Neff had resigned. A Fox News spokesperson said Carlson could not be reached for comment. Neff did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Neff worked at Fox News for nearly four years and was Carlson's top writer. Previously, he was a reporter at The Daily Caller, a conservative news outlet that Carlson co-founded. In a recent article in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Neff said, "Anything [Carlson is] reading off the teleprompter, the first draft was written by me." He also acknowledged the show's influence, telling the magazine, "We're very aware that we do have that power to sway the conversation, so we try to use it responsibly."

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Reply Tucker Carlson's top writer resigns after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum (Original post)
babylonsister Jul 10 OP
marmar Jul 10 #1
lame54 Jul 10 #6
marmar Jul 10 #7
Cirque du So-What Jul 10 #2
Hoyt Jul 10 #3
InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 10 #4
tulipsandroses Jul 10 #5
JI7 Jul 10 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 10 #9
Buns_of_Fire Jul 10 #10
Mopar151 Jul 10 #11
Shaddox Jul 10 #12
Jim__ Jul 10 #13
Gore1FL Jul 10 #14

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:57 PM

1. Sounds like the Tucker Carlson show, with more coarse language.


He essentially says the same stuff on air, in a gentler way.

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Response to marmar (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:35 PM

6. They fired him for...

Not saving the best material for the show

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Response to lame54 (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:38 PM

7. Probably right. LOL

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:59 PM

2. We need to give this excremental waste of skin the recognition he deserves

No longer hiding behind the relative safety of a pseudonym. Emphasize the ties to a wannabee rising repug star (fucker Carlson).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:00 PM

3. Can you imagine aspiring to write for Carlson and blogs on racist/bigoted sites?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:25 PM

4. Yeah, no surprise there!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:32 PM

5. Why did he resign?

Why pretend that racism is not allowed at Fox?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:42 PM

8. An Incel .

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:44 PM

9. Adios MoFo

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 09:44 PM

10. Neff feeds Carlson; Carlson feeds Rump. Makes sense. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:42 PM

11. Another defective human from the NH farm system. NT

The Dartmouth Review staff were darlings of the Old Right, who were wont to attack "leftist" professors for "thinking too much"!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 10:50 PM

12. Be optimistic - this means they believe there will be repercussions.

Nazis donít quit unless the writing is on the board.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:40 PM

13. Wow! How did Tucker Carlson ever come to hire a racist?

Yes, I'm kidding.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 11:46 PM

14. He must have had a no-compete clause in his contract. nt

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