Fox News host Tucker Carlson defended his comments on child rape and child brides during his Monday show by saying it was Democrats playing the role of thought police.
Indeed, Carlson’s thought on child rape are not illegal, but the act is.
“I am not defending underage marriage at all, I just don’t think it’s the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child,” Carlson said in an old radio interview unearthed by Media Matters.
Sunday he refused to apologize for his past words, dismissing it sarcastically as “something naughty.”
During his opening monologue Monday, Carlson railed against the “liberal mom” and said that it’s a waste of time to explain how “words were spoken in jest” because “you are a sinner begging the forgiveness of Twitter.”
It’s unclear what the “joke” was in Carlson’s conversion about convicted child molester Warren Jeffs.
Carlson went on to attack the media for the “press release written by Democratic Party operatives.” Media Matters is not affiliated with the Democratic Party.
“One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here, the opinion hours on this network, just a few hours in a sea of television programming,” Carlson continued. “It’s not much, relatively speaking. For the left, it’s unacceptable. They demand total conformity. Since the day we went on the air, they’ve been working hard to kill this show.”
He said that Fox News stands behind him despite his comments.
“We’ve always apologized when we’re wrong and will continue to do that…but we will never bow to the mob, ever, no matter what,” Carlson closed.
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During an interview with Rush Limbaugh this Monday, Charlamagne Tha God called out the conservative radio host for his white privilege and asked him why he's choosing to speak out on George Floyd's killing while there have been countless examples of police violence against black people.
“I know that you’re going to disagree with me on this — to me this is not America,” Limbaugh said, adding that he thinks the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.
But according to Charlamagne, America is only great for some people.
“I think it’s easy for you to say because you’re a white male and that comes with a different level of privilege,” Charlamagne said. “And I do think America does work but it works for the people it was designed to work for. It doesn’t work for everyone else the way it works for you.”
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Canada’s Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday rejected Russia's participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations, despite host US President Donald Trump wanting to invite Moscow.
"Russia was excluded from the G7 after it invaded Crimea a number of years ago," Trudeau told reporters.
"Its continued disrespect and flaunting of international rules and norms is why it remains outside of the G7 and will continue to remain out," he added.
On Saturday Trump said he would postpone the planned June summit of leaders from the United States, Germany, Britain, Canada, France, Italy and Japan after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would not be coming, citing the coronavirus pandemic.