Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Tucker Carlson Doubles Down On Racism

Tucker Carlson Doubles Down On Racism

The leftist media watchdog group Media Matters unearthed recordings of Carlson on the "Bubba the Love Sponge Show", a popular "shock jock" show, during which he made lewd comments about a 17-year-old Miss Teen USA contestant, Middle Eastern immigrants, and other cultural topics.

The confusion surrounding Carlson's "vacation" comes after Media Matters for America released audio clips and transcripts of the conservative TV host in which he can be heard dismissing the crimes of cult leader and convicted child sex offender Warren Jeffs.

And now people's calls for advertisers to cut ties with Carlson and his Fox News show appear to be working. On Sunday, audio was posted of Carlson calling rape shield laws "totally unfair", defending underage sexual encounters if the minor is a male and the adult is a woman, and describing women as "extremely primitive".

"All right, I got to give you a compliment", Hannity said, addressing Carlson.

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But Carlson's strategy of no apology and no backing down is all part of the "Fox News brand", Aidan McLaughlin, the managing editor of Mediaite, told Cheddar on Wednesday.

After the 2007 Miss Teen USA contest, Carlson suggested the pageant host had sex with the SC contestant Caitlin Upton using vulgar terms, according to the audio.

"I'm 100 percent [Murdoch's] bitch", Carlson said. "If you want to know what I think, you can watch".

"We've always apologized when we're wrong, and we will continue to do that", Carlson said earlier this week. Laura, you. Me. Me, Laura, you.

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Upton was Miss Carolina Teen USA that year.

In 2015, Upton told NY magazine that her humiliation almost led her to suicide. "I had some very dark moments where I thought about committing suicide", she said. Still more have left in light of the uncovered audio of Carlson's comments before he joined the network. "Fox News is behind us", he said on the show.

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.

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