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Zurawik: Why the advertiser boycott of Tucker Carlson is not censorship — despite what Fox says

Zurawik: Why the advertiser boycott of Tucker Carlson is not censorship — despite what Fox says

A boycott of Fox News host Tucker Carlson in response to him claiming that immigrants make America “poorer and dirtier” has resulted in more than a dozen advertisers withdrawing sponsorship from his show.

In standing behind its prime-time host, Fox issued a statement saying in part, “We cannot and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored ...”

But is it censorship when an advertiser or multiple advertisers decide they don’t want their products associated with a show or host, especially one who says something as inflammatory as that statement by Carlson?

Host Brian Stelter and I took on that question Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

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