Tucker Carlson's top writer Blake Neff forced to resign, Internet calls him a 'vicious white supremacist'
'Tucker Carlson Tonight' writer Blake Neff made bigoted comments on the online forum AutoAdmit under a false name
Blake Neff, the top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson, has put in his resignation following the discovery of an online forum where he reportedly used a pseudonym to make racist, sexist and other offensive remarks.
'Tucker Carlson Tonight' writer Blake Neff made bigoted comments on the online forum AutoAdmit under a false name, as was reported in CNN Business. His most recent bigoted post on the forum was on June 26 when he wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the Washington Redskins are "White libs and their university-'educated' pets". Two days before that, according to the report, he wrote, "Honestly given how tired Black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep."
On June 5, under the pseudonym of CharlesXII, he wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." The report also revealed that on May 25, he accused Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar of wanting to "MAKE YOUR COUNTRY A DUMPING GROUND FOR PEOPLE FROM THIRD WORLD SH**HOLES".
CNN Business was able to connect the account to him after analyzing the posts and finding personal details and photos. When reached out for a comment, he refused to make any admission. Later, a Fox News spokesperson revealed that he had resigned.
Neff has worked at Fox News for almost four years now and is more than proud of the work he has done there. In a recent article in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, he said, "Anything [Carlson is] reading off the teleprompter, the first draft was written by me." Their association goes a long way - he was previously writing for The Daily Caller, a conservative news outlet that Carlson co-founded.
The Internet is hardly surprised at this discovery. "Tucker Carlson’s writer is a vicious white supremacist," tweeted a user, adding "truly shocked, as well, that tucker’s writer is an incel maniac."
For many, it was only a matter of time till this was made public. "Some people are surprised that Tucker Carlson’s writer was a racist and that confuses the hell out of me."
"Tucker Carlson’s lead writer is a racist prick. I’m so sick of the Republican Party. Disgusting people," added another. "Blake Neff takes Tucker et al to depths we never knew were possible. There is no bottom for these folks..." concurred another user.
But why does only Neff gets fired but not Carlson who spits the venom live on TV? "Wait...the guy gets fired because he writes the stuff but Tucker can stay because he only reads it?" questioned a user.
Fox addressed the issue in an internal memo sent to all employees from FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President & Executive Editor Jay Wallace.
"Dear colleagues,Yesterday we learned that now former employee Blake Neff, a writer on Tucker Carlson Tonight, made horrendous and deeply offensive racist, sexist and homophobic comments under a pseudonym on the forum AutoAdmit.We want to make abundantly clear that FOX News Media strongly condemns this horrific racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior. Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was never divulged to the show or the network until Friday, at which point we swiftly accepted his resignation. Make no mistake, actions such as his cannot and will not be tolerated at any time in any part of our work force. Tucker will be addressing this on his show on Monday night," the memo read.