Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Calls Iraqis “Semiliterate Primitive Monkeys” in Surfaced Recording

HeadlineMar 12, 2019
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A day after audio of Fox News host Tucker Carlson using explicitly misogynistic language was circulated online by the group Media Matters for America, the nonprofit posted new audio recordings of Carlson making racist and homophobic remarks, attacking Iraqi people, black people, LGBT people and immigrants. The comments were made on a radio program called “Bubba the Love Sponge Show” between 2006 and 2011. This is Carlson speaking in 2006.

Tucker Carlson: “Iraq is a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate, primitive monkeys. … But I just have zero sympathy for them or their culture, a culture where people just don’t use toilet paper or forks.”

The recordings also reveal Carlson saying white men “created civilization” and that immigrants should “have something to offer,” such as “being hot or smart.” 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.” In response to the uproar, Carlson has dismissed criticism of the recordings as “mob” attacks. Fox News has yet to comment.

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