Tucker Carlson's Refusal to Apologize Is the 'Fox News Brand'


Carlson has been under fire since Media Matters for America, a progressive media watchdog group, released audio from Carlson's appearances on the "Bubba the Love Sponge" radio program from 2006 and 2011.

Come Monday, Carlson refused to apologize for those clips.

The Fox News host then read a number of excerpts from Cauronse's blog from more than a decade ago.

"We know there is a lot of noise out there, but the voice of a few shouldn't prevent you from marketing your brands to millions of consumers who actually buy your products and services", Marianne Gambelli, the network's head of advertising, said at a presentation to sponsors, per the Los Angeles Times.

Tucker Carlson does not seem to be having his best week ever. After all, he's just giving the viewers what they want. Oddly enough, in 2016, Carlson said that the KKK and Nazi Party don't really even exist anyway.

In December, PepsiCo's SodaStream and Pacific Life Insurance Co. were among the advertisers cutting ties with the show after Carlson made disparaging comments about immigrants. WaPo, however, claimed Carlson believes he is the victim of the young woman who found the tapes and sought to compare Carlson's relative influence to her. Fox had what Media Matters called an "emergency meeting" with advertisers Wednesday-a meeting that was met with protests outside.

"Fox News is behind us, as they have been since the very first day", Carlson said.

By Wednesday night, Carlson was grasping at straws.

WaPo also responds to Carlson's point that Media Matters is partially funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros, arguing that the organization has not been funded by Soros in "many years".

"That entire exercise on our website was a satirical parody of a right wing blow hard", Carusone told TheWrap. I did it for two months and I stopped.

Carlson had 54 advertisers in the same week past year, but he lost a number of them in December after he claimed that immigrants made America "dirtier".

Reading some of the posts on The Daily Caller, a site founded by Tucker Carlson, I agree with Carusone: It was not a good effort.