Yesterday, Media Matters released unearthed audio of Fox News host Tucker Carlson using perverted and misogynistic language to describe young women. According to the report:
‘During interviews on Bubba The Love Sponge, Carlson said he “love[s]” the idea of young girls sexually experimenting, used sexist terms to refer to a number of women, and defended statutory rape.’
Listen for yourself:
You can read the full report by Media Matters, which includes the transcripts of the audio, here.
As you might expect, this news did not go over well, and only making matters worse for himself, Tucker had the audacity to refuse to apologize and took to Twitter to express his outrage at being caught saying “naughty” things, and even invited people who disagreed with his views to come on the show and explain it to him.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 11, 2019
The Twitterverse shredded him!
But things are getting even worse now for Tucker, as today Media Matters dropped yet ANOTHER bombshell when they released more unearthed audio of the Fox News host using White Nationalist rhetoric and racist language.
Media Matters reportss:
‘Carlson credited “white men” for “creating civilization” and made numerous racist remarks about the Obamas, including agreeing that Michelle Obama would “be a problem” because she “turns into a sister” and asking of Barack Obama, “How is he Black, for one thing? He has one white parent, one Black parent.” Carlson called Iraqis “semiliterate primitive monkeys” and said Afghanistan is “never going to be a civilized country because the people aren’t civilized.” He also said he had “zero sympathy” for Iraqis because they “don’t use toilet paper or forks” and that the war could turn around “if, somehow, the Iraqis decided to behave like human beings.”‘
His words are shocking. Listen:
Read the full report and transcript here.
Of course, there are people out there who support Carlson and called the Media Matters report a “hit piece” meant solely to ruin his career. One of these people, Fox News’s Brit Hume, noted in a Monday night tweet, that his 8 p.m. segment was the most-watched show in cable news, writing, “doing well is the best revenge.”
On Wednesday, Fox News executives are meeting with their advertisers. It should be interesting to see if they have any left at all after this, and one thing is for certain — Tucker Carlson should be fired!
Featured image via Flickr/Gage Skidmore.