Tucker Carlson Responds to Radio Controversy

Los Angeles California. Carlson is not apologizing after audio featuring misogynistic remarks made on The Bubba the Love Sponge Show

A national women's advocacy group on Monday called on Fox News to fire host Tucker Carlson "immediately" for what it called "perverted" and "horrifying" comments he made on a radio show about a decade ago.

And for the longest time, Tucker Carlson was kind of duking it out between, you know, Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity, uh, Laura Ingram over who could be the most disgusting, but Tucker Carlson, thanks to media matters, has now taken the lead as the most disgusting human being to work at Fox News.

"Misogynistic and perverted" is how Media Matters describes them, but Carlson is unapologetic.

Laura Keiter, a communications director for Media Matters, said in a statement to TheWrap: "Anyone remotely familiar with Tucker Carlson won't be surprised by the misogyny". "Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I'm on television every weeknight live for an hour", Carlson continued. If she's accusing other people of nonconsensual sex, it's a little more complicated than if some, you know, housewife claims she was pulled off the street and raped.

He says that "what gets women going is arguing with them".

In the recordings Mr Carlson talks to the host, Todd Clem (known as Bubba the Love Sponge), as well as his anonymous co-host, about a range of current affairs. Over the years, Carlson defended statutory rape, called rape shield laws "unfair" and said child marriage isn't the same as sexually assaulting a child because the adult "made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of the person".

Rightwing talkbag Tucker Carlson has spent his long career - and he's far older than his "preppie villain in a National Lampoon's comedy" vibe suggests - making shocking and some might say bad comments, always without serious repercussions. I am not defending underage marriage at all.

CARLSON: What do you mean an accessory?

He called Huffington "a pig" and used the c-word when discussing Stewart, noting that he wanted to "give her the spanking she so desperately needs".

"I'm not for child rape", he said. He didn't - Warren Jeffs didn't marry underaged girls, actually. For one thing, that's not true.

How has Tucker Carlson reacted?

"It's disgusting! I think the religion is ridiculous, I think it's a cult, I think it's totally immoral". He made the remarks during his tenure at MSNBC (2005-2008) and his tenure at Fox (2009-present).

Also, if you're in New York, Media Matters is hosting a protest outside of Fox News' headquarters this coming Wednesday afternoon.



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