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- This week, controversy has sprung up around political commentator Tucker Carlson, host of the Tucker Carlson Tonight show on Fox News.
- Two media watchdog groups, Media Matters and NowThis News, resurfaced a variety of audio clips from appearances Carlson made on Bubba the Love Sponge’s radio show between 2006- 20011.
- In various clips, Carlson makes incendiary comments about race and ethnicity, and others feature controversial remarks about women and child rape.
- Though some companies have pulled their advertising from Carlson’s show, he says he will not apologize, and Fox News has similarly not issued any public rebuke to Carlson’s statements in the clips.
- In a show monologue this week, Carlson described the situation as a “a bewildering moment, especially when the quotes in question are more than a decade old.”