There's your first warning sign, but the pair are long-time friends, and now audio clips recorded between 2006 and 2011 are shedding new light on how tight that bond is. 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. "Toughness is a rare quality at a TV network, and we are grateful for that", Carlson said.
According to The Daily Beast, in the newest audio recording Carlson talks about approaching the teen contestant in the bathroom: "I was thinking about tapping my foot next to her stall", he said. He adds that they're "just so terrible". In the tapes, Carlson also makes a series of sexist, misogynist and cruel remarks about the young woman, who was a contestant in a 2007 Miss Teen USA competition.
So far, multiple advertisers have pulled out of Carlson's show, including the global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Sheex, a bedding and sleepwear brand.
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". Comedy breaks taboo subjects that release the unspoken into the air in ways that are, dare I say, funny.
"Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago", he said. "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".
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This is clearly not a coincidence even if Durov did not explicitly refer to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The company's flagship social network has more than 2.3 billion users, and Instagram has more than 1 billion.
In other recordings released since Sunday, Carlson joked about child rape and made a number of racist comments, including saying Iraqis were "semiliterate primitive monkeys", Rolling Stone reports. "We know this for sure because he has written about it extensively".
"We've always apologized when we're wrong, and we'll continue to do that".
Tucker Carlson does not seem to be having his best week ever.
Carlson was going to buy the garage for $30,000 and then Fox was going to stock it with the necessary equipment.