Fox News host Tucker Carlson began his show Monday night with a long, staccato speech about the “mob” that has descended upon him and launched a total war in response to his derogatory comments about women and defense of statutory rape.
“You are a sinner begging the forgiveness of Twitter, so you issue a statement of deep contrition,” he said. “You apologize profusely for your transgressions, you promise to be a better person going forward. With the guidance of your contrition consultant, you send money to whatever organization claims to represent the people you supposedly offended. Then you sit back and brace for a wave of stories about your apology, all of which are simply pretext for attacking you again.”
Carlson has yet to apologize for his comments, instead tweeting that he had been “naughty” and challenging his critics to appear on his television show. Fox News never returned a request for comment on the situation.
He then went on an extended diatribe against establishment Republicans for not supporting him and being “controlled by the left.”
“The left’s main goal, in case you haven’t noticed, is controlling what you think,” Carlson said forebodingly. “One of the only places left in the United States where independent thought is allowed is right here — the opinion hours on this network.”
Carlson rails against the “mob” that has descended upon him in response to the unearthed radio clips of him calling women “primitive” and defending statutory rape pic.twitter.com/TRvJTWMMjs
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) March 12, 2019
The audio was collected by Media Matters and stems from Carlson’s appearances on the “Bubba The Love Sponge Show” from 2006-2011. Listen here.