April 2, 2023

Audio just surfaced of Fox News host Tucker Carlson defending child rape and insulting women

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In a stunning but grimly predictable turn of events, new audio has emerged of Fox News’ blood-and-soil white supremacist anchor Tucker Carlson making “perverted and misogynistic comments.”

Media Matters for America’s Madeline Peltz revealed on Sunday night that Tucker Carlson spent an hour every week from 2006 to 2011 calling into the “Bubba The Love Sponge” radio program and sharing his truly repulsive views with the world.

On August 27th, 2009, Carlson gave a full-throated defense of child rapist Warren Jeffs, who he argued was not imprisoned for facilitating child rape (he was) but instead was imprisoned because was “weird and unpopular and has a different lifestyle than other people.”

He went on to defend statutory rape itself, arguing that “the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child. … The rapist in this case has made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of the person so it is a little different.”

The co-host responded by telling him he was “twisted” and “demented.”

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On top of the rape defense, he made disgusting misogynist comments about how women were “extremely primitive,” that women enjoy being told to “be quiet and kind of do what you’re told,” and smeared pop culture icons Britney Spears and Paris Hilton as “the biggest white whores in America.”

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Carlson was hired by FOX News in 2009 and was given the primo 9 pm slot in 2016 after Bill O’Reilly was forced out after a slew of serious sexual harassment allegations against him came to light.

Since then, he has been preaching utterly despicable, openly white nationalist propaganda on a nightly basis, demonizing minorities and promoting racist conspiracy theories to the sheer delight of his white supremacist fans.

Having deeply disturbing views about underage girls is textbook for far-right extremists, and few will be surprised to know that Tucker “Gypsies Are Threatening America” Carlson doesn’t think very much of women either.

What remains to be seen is that if the defense of child rape nearly a decade ago will be enough of a disqualifying sin for the network ostensibly promoting “family values” moral conservatism to take action to punish him or remove him from the airwaves.

Social media immediately unloaded on Tucker Carlson with disgust:

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Original reporting by Madeline Peltz at Media Matters for America.

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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