I wondered where the trolls at Media Matters had gone. They’re back! This time, they are going after Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson over comments he made a decade or more ago. It’s funny how the left won’t patrol their own but will go back – way back – to nail a conservative. They’ve been doing their level best to dig up dirt on Carlson.
Tucker evidently made a number of appearances on a radio show hosted by Bubba the Love Sponge between 10 and 15 years ago. Carlson made cringe-worthy and offensive jokes as well as expressing very bad opinions on the show. What do you expect with someone who calls themselves Bubba the Love Sponge?
From Matt Walsh at The Daily Wire:
“The future Fox Host used words like “c*nt” and “whore.” He joked about a teacher sleeping with a 13-year-old boy (joining the ranks of the approximately 4 billion other people who have joked about those kinds of cases as well). He said that Warren Jeffs got a bad wrap and suggested that an arranged marriage between a 16-year-old and a 27-year-old isn’t tantamount to rape. Media Matters assures us that this is only the tip of the Wrongthink Iceberg. The minions who trolled through 20 years of Carlson radio interviews and TV segments have evidently found several more inappropriate comments.”
I said long ago that Carlson and Hannity were both on the Media Matters’ hit list. Looks like they have been busy trying to get crap on him. They are twisting his comments and making them into something they aren’t by the way. Someone should ask why now? Why come after Carlson now? It’s a sheer deflection to take attention off of those such as Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Omar.
— Media Matters (@mmfa) March 10, 2019
Points to Tucker… he’s refusing to apologize. He shouldn’t have to. However, predictably, Media Matters is organizing a campaign to boycott his sponsors and it is gaining steam fast. This was planned. The president of Media Matters is bragging that they released these tapes on the same week that Fox is hosting an event for its advertisers and buyers. So, this is meant to harm Fox News… it’s typical of Media Matters.
Laura Keiter, a communications director for Media Matters, said in a statement to TheWrap: “Anyone remotely familiar with Tucker Carlson won’t be surprised by the misogyny. But what’s striking about these clips is that it comes off as so natural and normal for him; it’s like you’re getting a chance to see who Tucker Carlson really is and what those ideas really mean. The clips provide insight into the misogyny of his current Fox News show.”
There is no righteous indignation or anger here. It’s all smoke and mirrors. It’s Kabuki theater. The left displays faux outrage over Pirro and Carlson – they scream, “Oh, look! A squirrel!!” and everyone goes running away from Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, and Omar. I can just feel them rubbing their hands with barely contained glee and drooling over the prospect of nailing another Fox host like they did Bill O’Reilly.
From Matt Walsh:
“And that’s why I don’t care about the bad things Carlson said on the Bubba the Love Sponge show in 2007. I don’t care because nobody cares. If you were going to care, you should have cared back then. There’s a statute of limitations on outrage. You can’t wait 10 years to decide that you’re offended by a bad joke. The outrage train has long since left the station. If you dig up “offensive” remarks years after the fact, you are doing it for transparently opportunistic and disingenuous reasons. So why should anyone take your finger-wagging seriously? You don’t even take it seriously.
“Carlson is right to refuse to apologize. The fake outrage brigade does not deserve an apology, ever, for anything. Groveling apologies and public acts of contrition only embolden the pitchfork mob. They serve no other purpose. It would be good to do away with the whole public apology genre for this reason. If you actually did something to cause another human being real harm, go and apologize to them privately. The public does not need to witness your penance.
“But if your infraction has harmed no one, caused no injury, brought no authentic pain to anyone, then no apology — public or private — is necessary. Carlson didn’t do anyone any harm by shooting the breeze with Bubba the Love Sponge. Anyone listening at the time was fully prepared for that kind of content. You don’t turn the dial to Bubba the Love Sponge expecting scholarly disputation. Anyone listening now is only listening because leftist character assassins dug it up and broadcast it. They’re the ones forcing us to hear this stuff. Let them apologize.”
I could not agree more. I have no use for hyped political hit pieces from the likes of Media Matters and I don’t care what Carlson did years ago.
And just for good measure, Carlson tweeted back at Media Matters:
“Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago. Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight for more than an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 11, 2019
Now, they are really ticked. Good. Media Matters can just hang fire unless of course, they dare to take Tucker on in person. And I wouldn’t look for Tucker Carlson to capitulate… he relishes a good fight.