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Conservatives Jump to Tucker Carlson's Defense

14 March 2019

McLaughlin added that the "idea that Fox News or Tucker Carlson would apologize to Media Matters is absurd on its face", citing the years-long feud between the organizations.

For the first time ever, Fox News will hold a meeting with advertisers in an effort to convince them that the network is still a viable partner despite Carlson and other prominent hosts who have come under fire for bigoted remarks.

"She's like, she's vulnerable".

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In the segments, Carlson suggested underage marriage is not as serious as forcible child rape, called rape shield laws "totally unfair" and once said he would "love" a scenario involving young girls sexually experimenting.

"All right, I got to give you a compliment", Hannity said, addressing Carlson. When asked for comment about whether the network supports Carlson, a spokesperson for Fox News directed Rolling Stone to the comments he made on his show Monday night. In December, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell said: "I make all of my advertising decisions based on what is best for MyPillow, my customers and my employees".

However, the Times added that Carlson's show was bucking that trend; its ad revenue plunged 45 percent in the fourth quarter as boycott calls grew over his anti-immigrant comments. "Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I'm on television every weeknight live for an hour". He instead promoted his nightly program, saying in a statement: "If you want to know what I think, you can watch".

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Caitlin Upton, the contestant Carlson is referring to the in audio, told the New York Magazine in 2015 that the humiliation from the pageant nearly led her to suicide.

"This isn't about Media Matters, Sleeping Giants, or activists". "I think that's true".

Allowing the "outrage mob" to censure free speech for the sake of "political correctness" is familiar to many Americans, she said - Tucker's situation "resonates with a lot of Americans". "This is actually a large part of why Donald Trump was elected, even though I'm not a huge fan and often disagree with Tucker Carlson".

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Conservatives Jump to Tucker Carlson's Defense