Newly released recordings of Tucker Carlson - the third set made public in as many days - feature the prominent Fox News host joking about having sex with a teenage beauty pageant contestant. "I think that's how outrage mobs operate".
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. Fox News covered the story. This is Carlson speaking in 2006.
Carlson did not correct Hannity, after which time a Fox News spokesperson told the Washington Post that the conservative pundit was always scheduled to host his show this week and that Hannity had simply misspoken when he wished him a "great rest of vacation".More news: Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters
He has not apologized, but instead blamed the media for attacking him. "She's like, she's vulnerable". Carlson is firing back and refusing to "bow" to the media "mob".
At one point in the audio clip, Tucker claims the teen would "probably be a good wife".More news: Eminem's Team Denies WWE Deal, Not Pleased With Leaked Details
"She's so dumb", Carlson said on the recording, referring to pageant contestant Caitlin Upton. In this segment, we go behind the scenes to examine the strategy of the Media Matters smear machine.
After the initial audio release, Carlson refused to apologize or, as he put it, "express the usual ritual contrition".
On Tuesday, The Intercept published a new recording of Carlson talking about Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch.More news: North Korea election turnout 99.99 percent: state media
"They're having a protest outside of Fox News headquarters on Wednesday at 11 a.m.in NY because Fox is having an emergency meeting with their advertisers", said Vietor.