Fox News host Tucker Carlson says “we will never bow to the mob: in response to criticism from 10-year-old media matters tape of him making crude remarks.
The remarks were made on a shock jock show and although they could be offensive to some and they are pretty stupid you don’t have to look back 10 years to find something stupid that Don Lemon or Rachel Maddow has said.
The “Bubba the Love Sponge Show” audio clips are from 2006 to 2011. Media Matters is circulating them now as part of a pressure campaign against Fox’s advertisers.
Without naming the anti-Fox group, Carlson said on Monday night that “they’ve been working hard to kill this show” ever since it premiered in 2016.
When Carlson handed off to Sean Hannity, the two men complained about the scrutiny.
“There is a mob that wants to destroy only Fox,” Hannity said.
“We’re going to fight it,” Carlson said.
Media Matters said, in effect, that the group is just highlighting the Fox hosts’ own words and letting others decide.
The first batch of “Bubba” show clips were released on Sunday evening. Carlson was heard making many misogynistic and crude comments. Before long a “fire Tucker” hashtag was trending on Twitter.
In one clip, Carlson joked about wanting to invade Canada, while Iraq, on the other hand, “is a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys — that’s why it wasn’t worth invading.”
In another clip from the same year, 2006, he said he had “zero sympathy for them or their culture” in Iraq, calling it “a culture where people just don’t use toilet paper or forks.”
In a third clip, Carlson — evidently joking — used a pejorative term for homosexuals to express his respect for the radio show’s host that he loved him “in a completely f****t way.”
Not really much there to get offended by unless you love terrorist. But media matters is always out to get Fox and conservatives. The left is sure upset as evident on Twitter clips below.
Carlson is right that we should never bow to the mob. Because the left does not have any problem with filthy language or smut as a whole. They are the party that champions homosexuality and transgender as well as the infanticide of babies. But let a conservative speak out and watch out the thought police will be on the scene and Carlson said as much Monday.
Progressives, he said, “are not shocked by naughty words. They just pretend to be when it’s useful.”
Their main goal, he said, is “controlling what you think.”
“One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here, the opinion hours on this network,” he said. “Just a few hours in a sea of television programming. It’s not much, relatively speaking. For the left, it’s unacceptable. They demand total conformity.”
I had this argument with an old feminist at our church after the access Hollywood tapes were released on Trump. People were talking mostly the left about whether he should just resign. At the same time the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy sold something like 125 million copies. So women were shocked by Trump and flooding to Fifty Shades of Grey. Yea right they are no more offended by Access Hollywood than they are Tucker Carlson.
Never bow to the thought police Tucker.