And is why I get mad about Democrats ‘eating their own’………
Media Matter for America uncovered dozens of incidents in which Carlson, appearing weekly on the shock-jock radio program “The Bubba the Love Sponge Show” from 2006 to 2011, made incendiary statements. The commentary included Carlson referring to women as “extremely primitive,” questioning President Barack Obama’s race and saying Iraq was filled with “semiliterate primitive monkeys.”
All of that was simply made in “jest,” Carlson said Monday. He did not apologize.
“As anyone who’s ever been caught in its gears can tell you, the great American outrage machine is a remarkable thing,” Carlson said at the start of his Fox News show Monday evening, the first since Media Matters uncovered the old radio footage. “There’s really not that much you can do to respond. It’s pointless to try to explain how the words were spoken in jest, or taken out of context or in any case bear no resemblance to what you actually think or would want for the country. None of that matters. Nobody cares.”
Carlson said at the end of his opening monologue that Fox News was “behind us” and had been “since the very first day.” HuffPost has reached out to the network for comment.
“How many times have you seen it happen? Some conservative figure will say something stupid, or incomplete or too far outside the bounds of received wisdom for the moral guardians of cable news. Twitter goes bonkers. The mob demands a response,” the host said Monday. “This is a system built on deceit and enforced silence. Hypocrisy is its hallmark.”