Tucker Carlson's Refusal to Apologize Is the 'Fox News Brand'

Tucker Carlson's Refusal to Apologize Is the 'Fox News Brand'

Tucker Carlson is losing advertisers-again.

Later, Carlson said, without evidence, that there was a 90-percent chance that pageant host Mario Lopez had sex with Upton after the show.

On Sunday, Media Matters released clips of Carlson making several misogynistic comments while defending child rape.

More audio of Tucker Carlson spewing controversial speech, this time sexually charged in natured about an underage Miss Teen USA contestant, has surfaced. "She's vulnerable. She's like a wounded gazelle separated from the herd".

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

Carlson later says, "I was thinking about tapping my foot next to her stall" - an apparent reference to a code to express a desire for sex. "Fox News is behind us", he said on the show. In December, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell said: "I make all of my advertising decisions based on what is best for MyPillow, my customers and my employees". Instead, the Fox News host plugged his prime-time show and urged his detractors to come on as guests.

The heat on Fox News comes as the network ramps up its efforts to court advertisers and alleviate concerns about recent controversies, which also include comments by host Jeanine Pirro that questioned the patriotism of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) because she wears a hijab.

In the October 2007 interview, Carlson said that women as a whole were "extremely primitive", and called for an end to rape shield laws.

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.

In the second round of audio, Carlson is heard calling Iraq a "crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys".

A defiant Carlson opened his show Monday night railing against the liberal mob. "But we will never bow to the mob".

On Wednesday morning, Fox & Friends described those criticizing Carlson's comments as "bullies trying to silence individuals who either don't conform or think a little differently".



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