Published: Thu, March 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trouble For Tucker: Advertising Plunges After Racist, Sexist Comments Resurface

Trouble For Tucker: Advertising Plunges After Racist, Sexist Comments Resurface

"She'd probably be a pretty good wife", added Carlson, who was 38 at the time. "I'm like you, Laura". Upton told New York Magazine in 2015 that she suffered for years following that moment, revealing the humiliation almost led her to suicide.

Carlson responded to the audio releases with his own tweet this week. "I had some very dark moments where I thought about committing suicide", she said.

According to the media watchdog organization Media Matters, Carlson repeatedly called into the popular radio program Bubba the Love Sponge between 2006 and 2011 and let loose with sexist and misogynistic language-often at the expense of well-known female figures, including Arianna Huffington and Elena Kagan, a then-Supreme Court nominee and now an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

But Media Matters for America President Angelo Carusone said Carlson's comments have nothing to do with Media Matters and everything to do with his character. Fox News covered the story. I mean, if you had a wife that dumb. On Sunday, audio was posted of Carlson calling rape shield laws "totally unfair", defending underage sexual encounters if the minor is a male and the adult is a woman, and describing women as "extremely primitive". "Toughness is a rare quality in a TV network, and we're grateful for that". "Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I'm on television every weeknight live for an hour".

"We know there is a lot of noise out there, but the voice of a few shouldn't prevent you from marketing your brands to millions of consumers who actually buy your products and services", Marianne Gambelli, the network's head of advertising, said at a presentation to sponsors, per the Los Angeles Times. He also spoke crassly of immigrants and posed a racist question about Barack Obama's identity as a black man.

A defiant Carlson opened his show Monday night railing against the liberal mob.

Fox News has yet to comment.

"We've always apologized when we're wrong, and we will continue to do that", Carlson said earlier this week. Carlson is firing back and refusing to "bow" to the media "mob".

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