Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why,” Fox News host says in a statement following release of audio clips making outlandish remarks about women
'Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Sunday refused to apologize for a series of past comments about women and issues like statutory rape that surfaced in a YouTube compilation by Media Matters for America (MMFA).
During call-in segments on “Bubba the Love Sponge Show” between 2006 and 2011, the future Fox News host said that women enjoy being told to “be quiet and kind of do what you’re told” suggested that statutory rape isn’t like “pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting” them and described Martha Stewart’s daughter, radio and TV personality Alexis Stewart, as “c–ty.”
In a statement on Sunday night, Carlson said, “Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago.” (He sidestepped the fact that some of the highlighted comments occurred as recently as 2011.)
“Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour,” Carlson continued. “If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”
Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”'
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Media Matters Receives $1 Million From George Soros
'Media Matters for America, a progressive research and information center based in Washington, D.C., has announced a $1 million gift from George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations.
In a statement, Soros said he was making the gift — his first to the group, despite assertions to the contrary from Fox News commentators — because of the organization's efforts to hold Fox accountable for what he called "false and misleading information" and to "more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy."
According to the New York Times, while the gift is not large enough to offset the contributions given to outside groups supporting Republican candidates in the midterm elections, it could signal a return to greater involvement by Soros in the 2012 presidential campaign. And it suggests that liberals intend to continue pressing their case against the flow of undisclosed money into political campaigns.
"George Soros, a philanthropist of the highest integrity, unfortunately knows first-hand what it's like to be grotesquely caricatured and flatly lied about on Fox," said Media Matters founder and CEO David Brock. "Media Matters is grateful that he has decided to lend his voice and support our goal of greater journalistic accuracy and accountability."'
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