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Tucker Carlson backlash jeopardizes Fox News ad revenue

Tucker Carlson backlash jeopardizes Fox News ad revenue

'That's how outrage mobs operate...'

On Sunday, Media Matters for America released recordings of a number of calls Carlson made to a shock-jock radio show between 2006 and 2011.

In the segments, Carlson suggested underage marriage is not as serious as forcible child rape, called rape shield laws "totally unfair" and once said he would "love" a scenario involving young girls sexually experimenting.

"All right, I got to give you a compliment", Hannity said, addressing Carlson.

"She's like, she's vulnerable", he said. "She's like a wounded gazelle, separated from the herd", he said on the tape.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson suffered another revelation of off-color commentary from his past on Wednesday, further complicating the network's pitch to advertisers at this week's "upfront" presentations in NY. "Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I'm on television every weeknight live for an hour".

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"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.

According to The Daily Beast, in the newest audio recording Carlson talks about approaching the teen contestant in the bathroom: "I was thinking about tapping my foot next to her stall", he said. Soros last donated to Media Matters in 2014.

"This isn't about Media Matters, Sleeping Giants, or activists".

In December, PepsiCo's SodaStream and Pacific Life Insurance Co. were among the advertisers cutting ties with the show after Carlson made disparaging comments about immigrants.

CNN contributor Mary Katherine Ham stepped in to defend Carlson on Tuesday, pointing out that an apology won't satisfy the leftists who ultimately want to see him fired. He goes on to muse about marriage, asking "don't you think-I mean, if you had a wife that dumb would it be good or bad?"

"The idea that people are being cowed by political correctness and by this attempt to fire people and take people's scalps when they say something mildly errant, even if this isn't mildly errant, this is something that resonates with a lot of Americans", she said. "I think that's true".