Tucker Carlson Responds to Radio Controversy

Tucker Carlson Responds to Radio Controversy

Tucker Carlson, the Fox News host who looks like the grown version of every '80s teen movie villain rolled into one, is facing widespread criticism after Media Matters dug up audio from 2006 to 2011 in which Carlson spews sexist remarks on the radio program Bubba the Love Sponge.

Media Matters Sunday night published a series of unearthed comments he made on a radio show for several years, including during the time he was working for Fox News.

"Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago", he told Newsweek. "Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why".

He also made this gross comment about his own daughter, after the show hosts spoke about sexual experimentations at boarding school: "If it weren't my daughter I would love that scenario". "A$3 rranging a marriage between a 16-year-old and a 27-year-old is not the same as pulling a stranger off the street and raping her", he says on the tape.

"Yeah, it's - you know what it is?"

Tucker Carlson Sparks Controversy With Past Comments About Women, Cult Leader Warren Jeffs And Underage G...

"He's in prison because he's weird and unpopular and has a different lifestyle that other people find creepy", Carlson said of Jeffs.

How has Tucker Carlson reacted?

"I am not defending underage marriage at all", Carlson was recorded saying.

The audio spans the years 2006 to 2011, and sees the conservative talking head downplaying and mischaracterizing the crimes of convicted child rapist Warren Jeffs, who not only facilitated marriages between underage girls and adult men, but was also accused by three of his nephews of raping them when they were children, and was convicted in 2011 of marrying and sexually assaulting two girls, one aged 12 and one aged 15. He also described women as "extremely primitive", and used words such as "pig" and the c-word. Do you believe what he has said in the past is relevant for today? What do you mean in accessory? In response, the shock jock asks Carlson if he was "physically capable" of enduring such unwanted advances or "do you take your hat off to this kid?" He didn't - Warren Jeffs didn't marry underaged girls, actually. I'm gonna State My bias right out front here, but I heard her on with him and I just wanted to get for the spanking. The spokesperson continued, "We certainly want to make sure [the new tapes] are released when they can be most helpful to the media buying decision makers".

As for Fox News, the network merely referred journalists to Tucker's statement when asked for comment.

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