Less than 24 hours after a shocking clip emerged of Fox News host Tucker Carlson making misogynist remarks, a new video of the host using racist and homophobic language to describe Iraqi people, African Americans, gay people and immigrants has emerged.
The clip shows Carlson speaking on Tampa-based radio program the “Bubba the Love Sponge Show” between 2006 and 2011, according to a report published Tuesday by Media Matters, a conservative media watchdog.
Less than 24 hours after similar recordings emerged showing Carlson using sexist language to express his views on child abuse, rape shield laws, underage marriage and other sensitive topics, the newest video is just as shocking.
It highlights several instances of Carlson openly using racist language on the “shock jock” show. During one excerpt recorded in 2008, he said that “everyone’s embarrassed to be a white man”, before saying white men created “civilization and stuff”.
Carlson is then heard saying that Iraq is a “crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys” that “wasn’t worth invading”. Carlson also said he had “zero sympathy” for Iraqi people and their culture because they “don’t use toilet paper or forks”.
In March 2006, ten years before Donald Trump ran for president, Carlson said that he wanted a presidential candidate to blame the “lunatic Muslims who are behaving like animals”. Most shockingly, Carlson said that candidate would be “elected king” if they vowed to “kill as many of them as [they] can”.
In other parts of the audio, Carlson is heard using “f*****” to refer to same-sex relationships.
As the second video was released, Carlson opened his Fox show with a six-minute monologue in which he pointed blame elsewhere and refused to apologise. He said:
The great American outrage machine is a remarkable thing.
One day you’re having dinner with your family imagining everything is fine, the next your phone is exploding with calls from reporters.
No public action has so far been taken by Fox News.
H/T: Washington Post