Media

Berkeley City Council member calls Tucker Carlson 'white supremacist goblin'

A Berkeley City Council member rebuked an invitation on Thursday to appear on Tucker Carlson's show, calling the Fox News host a "white supremacist goblin."

Rigel Robinson shared a screenshot on Twitter of an email exchange with a booker for Carlson's show, who asked him if he would appear to discuss the city's decision to rename manholes "maintenance holes."

Robinson, who co-sponsored an ordinance to remove all gendered language from the city's code, thanked the booker for the offer before offering a scathing criticism of Carlson.

"Unfortunately I won't be able to come on the show," Robinson wrote in his email. "Tucker Carlson is a dangerous, xenophobic, racist, white supremacist goblin who I am not interested in engaging with."

State Sen. Scott Wiener (D) applauded Robinson's decision not to appear on Carlson's show.

"A man after my own heart. Great work," he wrote in response to Robinson's tweet.

The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment on Robinson's remarks.

Berkeley's City Council voted Tuesday night to to remove all words that imply a gender preference from its city code and replace them with gender-neutral terms.

The ordinance would tackle words like manhole, policemen or policewomen, chairman and man-power. Manhole will be switched to maintenance hole, and manpower will be switched to human effort.

-Updated at 6:43 a.m.

Outbrain