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- Fox News host Tucker Carlson has ignited multiple waves of controversy in recent years with contentious comments about journalists, immigrants, and women.
- Since receiving his own show on the Fox News in 2016, Carlson has had several controversies play out in front of one of the country’s largest audiences.
- Most recently, Carlson can be heard on tapes from a shock-jock radio program — unearthed by progressive media watchdog Media Matters — defending convicted child sexual abuser Warren Jeffs and calling women "primitive."
Fox News host Tucker Carlson is no stranger to controversy.
Since getting his own show on the network in 2016 — which would eventually move into former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s prime time slot — Carlson’s on-air comments about journalists, immigrants, and women have landed him in hot water.
In the past few months, more than 30 companies have stopped airing advertisements during his show.
Most recently, Carlson can be heard on tapes from a shock-jock radio program — unearthed by progressive media watchdog Media Matters — defending convicted child sexual abuser Warren Jeffs and calling women "primitive."
Carlson was making headlines for controversial comments as early as 2011.
While guest-hosting for Sean Hannity one night, Carlson said Michael Vick should be "executed" for his mistreatment of dogs.
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Carlson later appeared on Hannity’s show to retract his comment, saying he "overspoke" because he got "too emotional."
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