For years, people on the right have complained about the supposed left-wing assault on free speech. "We talk a lot on this show about the threat to free speech. It turns out it’s very real," Tucker Carlson said on his Fox News program on December 18, 2019. Carlson was upset because, on a previous show, he had claimed that immigrants were making America "poorer and dirtier." Many people, including those on the "left," found his comments offensive and racist. As a result, some of Carlson's advertisers decided they would not like to be associated with his show any longer.