Peter Bruce Columnist

Business Day published a relatively innocuous piece only this morning that I would have ignored had the violence of the replies below the story (I hope it’s not behind the BD paywall — there’s no need because it isn’t exclusive) not been so compelling. Basically the story, reports that Tucker Carlson, the Fox News commentator in the US from whom President Donald Trump got his shock news that SA is expropriating land without compensation and that there is a genocide against white farmers, has begun to backtrack on his initial report, leaving Trump a little exposed. I’ve tried to track the course of events back in the US, and it seems there are people there who just follow certain shows and TV personalities to report and comment on what they say. One of them is someone called Erik Wemple. He follows, among others, I presume, Carlson in a blog that is published on The Washington Post website. Here is some of his work over the past few days, in the wake of Tucker’s first broadcast. In f...

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