"There is literally no chance I'm going to speak for attribution to you," Carlson told TPM when reached by phone.
The Daily Caller editor-in-chief declined again when asked if any disciplinary action was being brought against Patrick Howley, the writer with a history of misogynistic jokes who was behind a pair of tweets Wednesday night about Buzzfeed's Rosie Gray.
Carlson told TPM he had already said enough when he and Howley apologized to Gray.
"That's the extent of my apologies and explanation," he said.
But then, the longtime conservative pundit had a change of heart.
"I would say, I will say one thing, uh, yeah, I will give you comment actually," Carlson said. "And it's this, and I mean it: I believe in the power of the sincere apology. And our apologies were sincere. And they were, by the way."
So is that the end of this matter?
"That's the end of my comment to you," Carlson replied.