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As More Old Audio Surfaces, Fox's Carlson Digs In

His defenders accuse liberal Media Matters of ginning up false outrage
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2019 12:11 PM CDT
A file photo of Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight."   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – The liberal Media Matters for America isn't done with Fox's Tucker Carlson yet. For the second day in a row, it is out with old audio of Carlson saying controversial things on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show. As with day one, the clips are from 2006 to 2011, when Carlson regularly called in to the show. Carlson remains unapologetic, while his conservative defenders complain of a left-wing hit job. Details:

  • Examples: Among the new snippets highlighted by MMFA is Carlson saying that "Iraq is a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys," that white men deserve the credit for "creating civilization," and that immigrants should be "hot or smart" (repeating Bubba's words).
  • Can the outrage: At the National Review, David French is not about to defend Carlson's specific comments, "but here’s what is far, far worse for our nation and our culture than a pundit saying shocking things to a shock jock: the creation and sustainment of an outrage industry that spends millions of dollars (and countless man-hours) in the quest to destroy the lives and careers of the people it dislikes." Anyone on the right who rises to prominence can expect the same treatment, writes French.

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