Fox News host Tucker Carlson suffered another revelation of off-color commentary from his past on Wednesday, further complicating the network's pitch to advertisers at this week's "upfront" presentations in NY. "She's like a wounded gazelle, separated from the herd".
"She's so dumb", Carlson said on the recording, an old interview on the "Bubba the Love Sponge Show", uncovered by the nonprofit watchdog Media Matters for America and first published by NowThis News. The 100 or so shows we made with Mr. Carlson weren't a secret.
The answer from the show's co-hosts was a resounding "good".
WaPo also responds to Carlson's point that Media Matters is partially funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros, arguing that the organization has not been funded by Soros in "many years". He instead promoted his nightly program, saying in a statement: "If you want to know what I think, you can watch". On Monday, he said his network supports him.
Activists such as Sleeping Giants have relentlessly targeted the network's TV and online advertisers, part of its mission to hit the profits of outlets it believes promote bigotry and sexism.
According to The Daily Beast, in the newest audio recording Carlson talks about approaching the teen contestant in the bathroom: "I was thinking about tapping my foot next to her stall", he said.
Carlson said in an August 2018 show that most people live their entire lives without even meeting a Klan member or Nazi.
"All right, I got to give you a compliment", Hannity said, addressing Carlson.
Several companies have pulled advertising from Carlson's show, according to Bloomberg News.
In all three instances, the audio that Media Matters released of Carlson was recorded between 2006 and 2011. "It's pointless to try to explain how the words were spoken in jest, or taken out of context, or in any case bear no resemblance to what you actually think, or would want for the country".
A defiant Carlson opened his show Monday night railing against the liberal mob.
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