Tucker Carlson's Refusal to Apologize Is the 'Fox News Brand'

Tucker Carlson's Refusal to Apologize Is the 'Fox News Brand'

According to the media watchdog organization Media Matters, Carlson repeatedly called into the popular radio program Bubba the Love Sponge between 2006 and 2011 and let loose with sexist and misogynistic language-often at the expense of well-known female figures, including Arianna Huffington and Elena Kagan, a then-Supreme Court nominee and now an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

The confusion surrounding Carlson's "vacation" comes after Media Matters for America released audio clips and transcripts of the conservative TV host in which he can be heard dismissing the crimes of cult leader and convicted child sex offender Warren Jeffs.

"What brings in the money is the opinion hosts, they're the people that bag 4 million viewers on a really good night", McLaughlin said, adding that the timing could not be worse for Fox News with its "first big event with advertisers" scheduled for Wednesday morning.

After the first round - which featured Carlson's suggestions that rape shield laws were "totally unfair", that women were "extremely primitive" and that he would "love" a scenario involving young girls experimenting sexually - Carlson issued a defiant statement to The Washington Post. "He gets a pass".

Fox News has yet to comment.

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In 2007, Miss South Carolina Teen USA Caitlin Upton was widely ridiculed for an answer she gave during the pageant to a question about why a fifth of Americans couldn't locate the country on a map.

Later, Carlson said, without evidence, that there was a 90-percent chance that pageant host Mario Lopez had sex with Upton after the show.

In 2015, Upton told NY magazine that her humiliation almost led her to suicide. "If you want to know what I think, you can watch".

"We've always apologized when we're wrong, and we'll continue to do that".

It's "part of the Roger Ailes, Fox News brand that you never apologize", McLaughlin said. In December, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell said: "I make all of my advertising decisions based on what is best for MyPillow, my customers and my employees". Carlson is firing back and refusing to "bow" to the media "mob". Laura, you. Me. Me, Laura, you.

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