Tucker Carlson slammed 'online fascists who cancelled former Mumford & Son’s member Winston Marshall after he issued an apology for tweeting his support of The Post Millennial's editor-at-large Andy Ngo’s book Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, on Tuesday.
After praising Ngo’s new book on Twitter, Marshall deleted the tweet when the cancel culture mob came after him, issued an apology, and said he is taking time away from the award winning rock band.
"Over the past few days I have come to better understand the pain caused by the book I endorsed. I have offended not only a lot of people I don’t know, but also those closest to me including my bandmates and for that I am truly sorry. As a result of my actions, I am taking time away from the band to examine my blindspots." wrote Marshall in his apology.
The band subsequently asked Marshall to leave the group. Tucker Carlson took the opportunity to criticize the keyboard social justice warrios in a Tuesday night segment on Fox News entitled 'Online fascists: think like us or be destroyed.'
"A person in the public eye who dares even briefly to think for yourself, there is roughly a hundred percent chance that an organized group of fascists on the internet is going to try and destroy your life. They'll get you fired. They'll pick at your house. They'll make certain, your kids are miserable," said Carlson.
"The question is how do you respond when they try to crush you?"
"There are only two possible options and both of them, it turns out, were on display today," added Carlson. "Here's the first. Winston Marshall plays banjo for a terrific folk band called Mumford and Sons. Marshall has been on the fascist radar for quite some time. Now, a few years ago, he said something nice about Jordan Peterson. Now that doesn't mean that Winston Marshall is a right-leaning. He probably isn't! But it does suggest he might be a free thinker," Carlson continued.
"He praised Andy Ngo's new book about Antifa. Ngo describes Antifa as what it is, a criminal mob. But you can't do that right now because it suggests that there might be something wrong with hurting people in order to get what you want," said Carlson. "So they decided to destroy Winston Marshall and today they succeeded."
Tucker Carlson went on to blast Marshall’s statement apologizing for offending his fans and bandmates, which resulted in Carlson facetiously implying that he "obviously wrote this at gunpoint."
"That's one way to handle a tax on speech, just surrender." said Carlson in response to Marshall’s announcement that he was taking time away from the band to focus on his "blind spots."
Tucker Carlson then went on to praise Piers Morgan of Good Morning Britain after he coincidentally was 'cancelled' the same day for refusing to apologize for his remarks about Meghan Markle's Oprah interview, thus resigning from his job instead. "Freedom of speech is a hill I'm happy to die on. Thanks for all the love and hate I'm off to spend more time with my opinions," said Piers Morgan in a statement on Wednesday.
"So like Winston Marshall, Piers Morgan is out of a job tonight. But unlike Winston Marshall, Morgan told the truth. He refused to let the mob make him lie. And that is an inspiration to all of us."
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