Yesterday, we talked about Tucker Carlson and how he’s a disgusting misogynist and has been for years and years. Media Matters compiled a series of horrifying clips from Carlson’s appearances on Bubba the Love Sponge’s radio show where he defends rapists and predators, mocks female survivors of abuse and rape and tons more. Well, would it shock you to learn that Tucker Carlson also has a history of spouting white supremacist talking points? Yeah, not surprising at all. From Media Matters:
Carlson credited “white men” for “creating civilization” and made numerous racist remarks about the Obamas, including agreeing that Michelle Obama would “be a problem” because she “turns into a sister” and asking of Barack Obama, “How is he Black, for one thing? He has one white parent, one Black parent.” Carlson called Iraqis “semiliterate primitive monkeys” and said Afghanistan is “never going to be a civilized country because the people aren’t civilized.” He also said he had “zero sympathy” for Iraqis because they “don’t use toilet paper or forks” and that the war could turn around “if, somehow, the Iraqis decided to behave like human beings.”
You can go to Media Matters for the entire transcripts of all of the racist sh-t Carlson said for YEARS. Here’s a clip:
As I said yesterday, we been knew. We’ve known Tucker Carlson is a garbage dump for years and years. What’s slightly interesting – I mean, I guess? – is that Tucker’s defense was that “I said that stuff a decade ago.” Like anything that happened a decade ago doesn’t count, or something. Like he hasn’t spent the past ten years saying exactly the same things on Fox News. Speaking of, back in 2015 (“it was four years ago, it doesn’t count!”), Tucker sat down for a podcast interview with Gavin McInnes, founder of the Proud Boys, and talked about how how statutory rape is not rape. Sigh… I expect there will be a lot of these old interviews coming out.
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