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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"There's a case tonight being tested in Walton County, Florida. The heart of Trump country," said Wilson, referring to the panhandle county east of Pensacola. "That's not going to be something you can just walk away from if it turns out to be a real case. We're seeing these things popping up all over. The safe bet was always to say, 'This could be bad. We'll do everything we can to stop it.' But he can't stop himself from self-aggrandizing and lying about things. And it's actually -- setting aside my normal criticism of Trump -- this is a danger to the country that he is not a trustworthy person for the American people. Even people who like him now he BS's them all the time. Now, if he says it's not a problem and people are being hospitalized, it is a problem."
Trump ‘just wants this problem to go away’: President desperate to get coronavirus ‘off his plate’
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"First, let's establish, this is a president who tried to change science with a Sharpie when it came to hurricane path prediction," said MSNBC host Brian Williams. "That picture lasts forever."
"Even his allies on Fox and his allies outside the White House were kind of channeling to that proverbial audience of one that this was a great opportunity to look presidential and to tell the facts," said Karni. The Donald Trump we saw out there in the briefing room was very casual, kind of left the facts to the other people that accompanied him out there. But he clearly publicly and privately just wants this problem to go away. He wants to downplay it. He thinks -- he has called people who are talking about fears about it alarmist. He doesn't want to be alarmist, and he's kind of holding on to any comment that makes it sound like this will naturally be a problem that is removed from his plate. That's what we saw publicly, and that's what he's been saying privately as well."
Seth Meyers: You know Trump isn’t the chief law enforcement officer because he couldn’t pass the physical
"Late Night" host Seth Meyers warned that the United States is sliding into authoritarianism under President Donald Trump.
Sounding the alarm Wednesday evening, Meyers cited reports that Trump was making lists of disloyal people, purging them from their jobs, hiring unqualified cronies in top posts, and claiming he has the right to interfere in criminal cases.
While speaking to the press last week, Trump even announced that he's allowed to be involved in all criminal cases because he's the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. It's actually a title used for the attorney general.