Child Rape Apologist Tucker Carlson Also Said Some Racist Sh*t. In Other News, Sky Blue.
On Monday night, Media Matters released a second set of recordings from Tucker Carlson's appearances on the Bubba the Love Sponge show, all of which were incredibly racist and would be very shocking, had they been said by almost anyone who wasn't Tucker Carlson. (The child-rape defenses were covered the day before.) There is a reason why all the neo-Nazis swoon over Tucker Carlson, and it's not because of his fashion sense. It is because he says the exact same things they do, every weeknight on national television.
In this second set of recordings, Carlson shared his feelings on a variety of subjects. On immigration, he said that all immigrants should be required to be "hot" or "smart," because "picking lettuce" won't help us build a stronger country years from now. Tucker Carlson, of course, would not be shit if it hadn't been for people working on farms -- he owes everything to the fact that his stepmommy was the Swanson frozen dinners heiress.
He also noted that white men "created civilization," a popular white supremacist talking point (and lie), called Iraqis "semiliterate primitive monkeys" whom he does not care about because they don't use "toilet paper" or "forks," claimed that the Congressional Black Caucus exists to unfairly "blame the white man" for everything, and shared a variety of incredibly racist thoughts about Barack and Michelle Obama.
Let's go to the tape, shall we?
Tucker Carlson makes racist statements in unearthed audio youtu.be
As these new recordings were being released last night, Carlson was busy giving a little speech on air about how he won't be apologizing for anything he's said, that Fox News is standing by him, and that together, they will never "bow to the mob."
"Fox News is behind us, as they have been since the very first day. But we will never bow to the mob. Ever. No matter what," he added, because hey -- if you're going to defend a child rapist and lie about said child rapist never raping a child on the radio, where people can hear you, that's something you want to stand by, forever.
And many others are standing by Carlson as well, particularly the white supremacists in the comments on the most recent Media Matters video excitedly referring to him as "/our guy/" -- their special term for people they believe share their worldview. And, as Ben "Facts Only Care About My Feelings" Shapiro pointed out yesterday, the people who are appalled by Carlson's statements are not his nightly viewers. Because, duh, they probably agree with all of the things he said, and also think Warren Jeffs is a political prisoner of some kind.
Of course, advertisers may not be so eager to stand by Carlson after this. Pacific Life left his ass after he said that immigrants were making the country "poorer" and "dirtier." It is not hard to imagine that other advertisers may not want to be associated with America's #1 Warren Jeffs Superfan. I know I won't be buying any dish soap that is A-OK with child rape.
But hey! They've always got the MyPillow guy -- and at this rate, I'm sure Carlson's show will catch the eye of some bedsheet manufacturers as well.
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