Tucker Carlson Continues to Have a Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson has backed away from his plan to expand the "northernmost bureau of Fox News" in western ME after it went public.

Carlson later says, "I was thinking about tapping my foot next to her stall" - an apparent reference to a code to express a desire for sex.

Angelo Carusone, the president of the progressive media watchdog site Media Matters, responded to the unearthing of his controversial old blog posts by claiming he wrote them to "parody... a right-wing blowhard".

Facing heat from observers across the political spectrum, Carlson has repeatedly refused to back down, condemn his past comments or apologize.

In a monologue Monday, he added that his network stood resolutely behind him. Fox News covered the story.

Activists such as Sleeping Giants have relentlessly targeted the network's TV and online advertisers, part of its mission to hit the profits of outlets it believes promote bigotry and sexism.

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Carlson said in an August 2018 show that most people live their entire lives without even meeting a Klan member or Nazi. After all, he's just giving the viewers what they want.

"We can not and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts from the likes of Moveon.org, Media Matters and Sleeping Giants", Fox News said in response to the AstraZeneca move.

"I'm, like, trying to help", Hannity told Carlson, before bringing up their colleague Laura Ingraham, whose show lost advertisers after she mocked a school shooting survivor.

In all three instances, the audio that Media Matters released of Carlson was recorded between 2006 and 2011. On Sunday, audio was posted of Carlson calling rape shield laws "totally unfair", defending underage sexual encounters if the minor is a male and the adult is a woman, and describing women as "extremely primitive".

You'll hear just some of those nuggets in this video below from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, with what the Daily Beast calls "the best late-night takedown of the beleaguered Fox News host to date". "But we will never bow to the mob, ever", Carlson said.

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