NEW YORK — Political talk show host Tucker Carlson’s top writer has resigned after racist online posts he had published under a pseudonym surfaced, CNN reported Friday.
Blake Neff posted his comments on an internet message board awash with bigoted content, according to CNN.
Fox News said the writer for “Tucker Carlson Tonight” quit after CNN contacted Neff to request comment about the posts.As of Friday night, Neff’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts were deactivated.
CNN reported that in one post last month, Neff wrote: “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down.”
In another, he said, “Honestly given how tired black people always claim to be, maybe the real crisis is their lack of sleep,” according to CNN.
Fox News didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from the New York Daily News.
Neff, a Dartmouth College alum, has emphasized the central role he played writing for Carlson, the outspoken conservative pundit.
“Anything he’s reading off the teleprompter, the first draft was written by me,” Neff once told Dartmouth Alumni Magazine.
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