MediaMatters is a left wing website. But they’ve got a scoop by Madeline Peltz that will rock your ears back.
Turns out FoxNews’s Tucker Carlson used to call into the Bubba the Love Sponge Show on radio, regularly, from 2006 to 2011. He was hired by Fox News in 2009. Media Matters has found recordings of Carlson salaciously discussing his 14 year old daughter at boarding school, her roommates and so on. There’s a spirited discussion of statutory rape. And Carlson makes this observation: “If a guy wants to be polygamist, that’s kind of his business.’
Carlson and the host discuss potential lesbian activity at Carlson’s daughter’s boarding school.
THE LOVE SPONGE: Next thing you know, [inaudible], what’s going on in the [inaudible] dormitory? Nothing. I don’t got a PSP to play, I ain’t got nothing going on, I ain’t got my mom and dad here telling me that they love me and tuck me in bed. So, here’s Trixie, she wants to explore my body a little bit, so hey, let’s go crazy.
CO-HOST: Wow. You’re a sicko.
CARLSON: If it weren’t my daughter I would love that scenario.
They also discuss statutory rape. Cult leader Warren Jeffs is accused of pimping out teenage girls to older guys.
THE LOVE SPONGE: But where I think you’ve gone wrong is how you’ve downplayed how much of a crime this is, and how you’ve tried, I mean —
CARLSON: Wait, what? Crime is what? Do you know what the guy’s been charged with? I actually do know, because I got the subpoena. I got the indictment.
CO-HOST: Felony rape.
CARLSON: Felony rape, and do you know what he’s accused of doing?
THE LOVE SPONGE: But Tucker —
CARLSON: He’s not accused of touching anybody; he is accused of facilitating a marriage between a 16-year-old girl and a 27-year-old man. That’s the accusation. That’s what they’re calling felony rape. [crosstalk] That’s bullshit. I’m sorry. Now this guy may be [crosstalk], may be a child rapist. I’m just telling you that arranging a marriage between a 16-year-old and a 27-year-old is not the same as pulling a stranger off the street and raping her. That’s bullshit.
Carlson’s response tonight: “Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago. 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.”