More audio has been released of Fox News host Tucker Carlson saying things that his network probably isn’t going to like.
According to Media Matters, Carlson used a homophobic slur when referring to his love for a radio host on Jack Radio.
Well I like you too, and I mean that. You always say ‘I mean that in a non-f*g way,’ but I actually mean it in a completely f*ggot way,” Carlson says in a recently released audio.
In an interview with MSNBC, Media Matters president Angelo Carusone explained that Carlson has a long history of offensive language and objectionable policies. He recalled the time Carlson called Michelle Obama “ghetto.”
Sunday, Media Matters released audio of Carlson defending child rape, saying he loves it when “young girls” talk about their sexual experimentation. In the recently released audio, Carlson defended child molester Warren Jeffs, who married many underage girls.
“He’s in prison for precipitation of child rape,” the radio host says to Carlson.
“Whatever the hell that means! He’s in prison because he’s weird and unpopular and has a different lifestyle that people find creepy,” said Carlson.
“He’s an accessory to a rape of children and that is a felony and a serious one at that,” the host replied.
“What do you mean an accessory? He’s got a weird religious cult where he thinks it is okay to marry underage girls but he didn’t do it,” said Carlson. “Why would the guy who did it — he should be the one doing life. I’m not defending underage marriage. At all. I just don’t think it is the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting a child. The rapist made a life long commitment to take care of the let’s be honest about.”
MSNBC host Chris Hayes said that he was most appalled by Carlson’s attack on Middle Eastern people.
“I hate the war — I’m not defending the war in any way but just have zero sympathies for them as a culture meaning Iraqis where people don’t use toilet paper or forks,” Carlson said in 2008 after about 100,000 Iraqis had been killed in a fake war. “If I didn’t like Canada I wouldn’t consider it worth I mean, Iraq is a crappy place filled with semi-literal monkeys and isn’t worth innovating.”
Carlson has refused to apologize for what he dismissed as something “naughty.” Carusone noted it seems like America is finally seeing “the real” Tucker Carlson.
Listen below and watch the interview with Media Matters below that:
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Sailing among the stars: Here’s how photons could revolutionize space flight
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."
It's been the stuff of scientists' dreams for decades but has only very recently become a reality.
The idea might sounds crazy: propelling a craft through the vacuum of space with no engine, no fuel, and no solar panels, but instead harnessing the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons -- in this case from our Sun.
The spacecraft to be launched on Monday, called LightSail 2, was developed by the Planetary Society, a US organization that promotes space exploration which was co-founded by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980.
Russians to prod Putin on poverty and his personal life as his ratings tank
Russians are set to ask President Vladimir Putin about growing poverty at home and tensions abroad during an annual televised phone-in Thursday, which comes following a fall in his approval ratings.
The leader is also likely to face a degree of grilling on his personal life, according to questions submitted by the public online ahead of the live show.
Set to be held for the 17th time since Putin came to power in 1999, the show starts at 0900 GMT and usually lasts several hours.
Ahead of the carefully choreographed show, more than one million questions had been submitted, organisers told Russian news agencies.
Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns
Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.
In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.
The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.
"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."