MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday tore into billionaire press baron Rupert Murdoch, blaming the Fox News founder for the white supremacist foundation that inspired the racist massacre in Buffalo, New York, that killed 10 people.
Fox News’ prime time star, Tucker Carlson, has repeatedly talked about the racist “great replacement” conspiracy theory the white suspected Buffalo killer cited to justify the mass shooting in a supermarket in a mostly-Black part of Buffalo.
“No one should waste their breath on the men in makeup at Fox when Rupert Murdoch is responsible for everything that they say and do that helps shape the thinking of white supremacist mass murderers,” O’Donnell said on “The Last Word.”
Fox News hosts will stop peddling racism “the minute Rupert Murdoch tells them to stop,” he added in the segment titled “Fox News Has Blood On Its Hands.”
O’Donnell highlighted Fox’s “abject fealty to the National Rifle Association,” saying it was thanks to Murdoch “as much as it is any Republican president that America’s mass murderers are still what they have always been, the very best equipped mass murderers in the world.”
Watch O’Donnell’s full monologue:
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.