If there wasn’t already enough to despise about Fox News host Tucker Carlson, recently unearthed recordings of his calls into a shock jock radio show reveal more perverse and misogynistic comments regarding women.
Flagged by Media Matters, the recordings were made between 2006 and 2011, when Carlson “spent approximately an hour a week calling in to Bubba the Love Sponge, a popular shock jock radio program where he spoke with the hosts about a variety of cultural and political topics in sometimes-vulgar terms.”
Those conversations included Carlson minimizing Warren Jeffs’ involvement in arranging marriages between adults and underage girls — Jeffs at the time was on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” for his actions.
“I am not defending underage marriage at all,” Carlson said. “I just don't think it's the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child.”
He continued: “The rapist, in this case, has made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of the person, so it is a little different.”
A child forced into marriage is being forced into repeated rape by his or her rapist. Carlson’s opinion that this is somehow less traumatic and more acceptable than an assault by a stranger is indefensible.
Carlson later said that he "should make the laws around here, and Michael Vick would have been executed, and Warren Jeffs would be out on the street."
He clarified: "I'm not for child rape. I'm just saying, if you mistreat dogs like that, we're going to have to execute you."
Carlson also “referred to Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis Stewart as ‘cunty,’ called journalist Arianna Huffington a ‘pig,’ and labeled Britney Spears and Paris Hilton ‘the biggest white whores in America.’”
In another conversation, the Fox News host said women enjoy being told to “be quiet and kind of do what you’re told” and that they are easy to understand because they are “extremely primitive.”
Listen to the recordings below and view a transcript here.