Tucker Carlson: Bubba the Love Sponge misogynistic comments spark call for boycott

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The recordings, which were unearthed by Media Matters - a self-proclaimed research centre dedicated to "correcting conservative misinformation" - were purportedly made between 2006 and 2011, during Mr Carlson's time as a guest panellist on controversial radio program Bubba the Love Sponge. "I don't understand why, if you're an adult, you just can't get up and say, 'This is what the person did to me'". And they're the kind of comments that tend to end careers, at least in more sane eras.

Instead of apologizing or discussing his comments, Carlson released a statement inviting critics and fans alike to check out his Fox News evening program if they want to "know what I think".

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Some made a decision to contact Carlson's advertisers to chide them for advertising during the host's week night program.

The remarks, made on the air with Bubba the Love Sponge, a popular shock jock, included describing women as "extremely primitive" and "like dogs".

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Carlson replied, "If it weren't my daughter I would love that scenario". "I'm just telling you that arranging a marriage between a 16-year-old and a 27-year-old is not the same as pulling a stranger off the street and raping her".

The Fox News anchor has invited "anyone who disagrees" with his views to come on his show.

CO-HOST: Yeah, that's what Warren Jeffs' in prison for.

On that same appearance, he called Alexis Stewart, a television and radio host and daughter of Martha Stewart, "cunty".

Tucker Carlson speaks during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018. "I don't get that". Carlson might see a difference between sexual assault and forced child marriage, but Child Not Bride explained that globally, girls who marry before 15 are 50 percent more likely to face physical or sexual violence from a partner.

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Liberals demanding "total conformity" have "been working hard to kill" his show, Carlson contended, adding that "one of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here, the opinion hours on this network".

The progressive media watchdog Media Matters for America published the audio. "You always say, 'I mean that in a non-fag way, ' but I actually mean it in a completely faggot way".

CARLSON: Look, just to make it absolutely clear.

Fox News spokespeople did not respond to The Daily Beast's request for comment, nor to TPM's request.

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