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Tucker Carlson's Refusal to Apologize Is the 'Fox News Brand'

14 March 2019

A day after audio of Fox News host Tucker Carlson using explicitly misogynistic language was circulated online by the group Media Matters for America, the nonprofit posted new audio recordings of Carlson making racist and homophobic remarks, attacking Iraqi people, black people, LGBT people and immigrants.

"Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago", Carlson said in a statement.

McLaughlin added that the "idea that Fox News or Tucker Carlson would apologize to Media Matters is absurd on its face", citing the years-long feud between the organizations.

In all three instances, the audio that Media Matters released of Carlson was recorded between 2006 and 2011. "She's like a wounded gazelle and separated from the herd".

In the clips, Carlson makes sexist remarks and inappropriate comments about underage girls ー he even defends Warren Jeffs, the former leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who was sentenced to life in prison on two felony counts of child sexual assault.

It's "part of the Roger Ailes, Fox News brand that you never apologize", McLaughlin said. "I was very, very depressed", she said.

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On Tuesday, The Intercept published a new recording of Carlson talking about Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch. Instead, the Fox News host plugged his prime-time show and urged his detractors to come on as guests.

Despite outrage, and an effort targeting companies who advertise on his show, Carlson dug in.

In the October 2007 interview, Carlson said that women as a whole were "extremely primitive", and called for an end to rape shield laws. "Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I'm on television every weeknight live for an hour".

On his show Monday night, Carlson maintained on his show that he owed nobody an apology. Carlson is firing back and refusing to "bow" to the media "mob".

On Wednesday morning, Fox & Friends described those criticizing Carlson's comments as "bullies trying to silence individuals who either don't conform or think a little differently".

Tucker Carlson's Refusal to Apologize Is the 'Fox News Brand'