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Tucker Carlson's top writer quits after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum - 2020-07-10

F203.png Tucker Carlson's top writer quits after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum July 10, 2020, Oliver Darcy, CNN

The top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has for years been using a pseudonym to post bigoted remarks on an online forum that is a hotbed for racist, sexist, and other offensive content, CNN Business learned this week.

Just this week, the writer, Blake Neff, responded to a thread started by another user in 2018 with the subject line, "Would u let a JET BLACK congo n****er do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?" Neff wrote, "I wouldn't get LASIK from an Asian for free, so no." (The subject line was not censored on the forum.) On June 5, Neff wrote, "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down." On June 24, Neff commented, "Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep." On June 26, Neff wrote that the only people who care about changing the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins are "white libs and their university-'educated' pets."

And over the course of five years, Neff has maintained a lengthy thread in which he has derided a woman and posted information about her dating life that has invited other users to mock her and invade her privacy. There has at times also been overlap between some material he posted or saw on the forum and Carlson's show.

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{{cite news | first = Oliver | last = Darcy | title = Tucker Carlson's top writer quits after secretly posting racist and sexist remarks in online forum | url = https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/media/tucker-carlson-writer-blake-neff/index.html | work = CNN | date = July 10, 2020 | accessdate = July 12, 2020 }}