Excerpts from the Chapter entitled "Guard Your Heart"
Jun 30, 2020
“Tucker Carlson Has Highest-Rated Program in Cable News History
Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson closed out television’s second quarter with one for the record books: his Tucker Carlson Tonight finished the quarter as the highest-rated program in all of cable news for the first time since the show’s launch, delivering an average total audience of 4.331 million viewers. In the process, Carlson broke a record held by his colleague, Sean Hannity, for the highest-rated quarter of any cable news program—ever…
“Tucker Carlson’s Top Writer Resigns After Discovery of Racist, Sexist Comments in Online Forum
Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s top writer, Blake Neff, has resigned after CNN Business discovered that he had been posting racist and sexist material in an online forum under a pseudonym…
“Tucker Carlson refuses to apologize after tapes surface of him calling women 'primitive' and comparing them to dogs
‘The rapist, in this case, has made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of the person, so it is a little different. I mean, let's be honest about it,’ Carlson argued about marriage before clarifying that he's against the practice.
In a clip dated to 2009, Carlson could be heard defending Jeffs, who was then awaiting trial on charges related to his organized polygamist cult that was accused of arranging marriages between adult men and underage girls. Jeffs was suspected of running the group from prison, but the case was dismissed because two accusers backed out of testifying. In 2011, Jeffs was convicted of two counts of child sexual assault and sentenced to life in prison.
‘Here's my point,’ Carlson said in the tape. ‘If a guy wants to be polygamist, that's kind of his business.’
When pressed about the age of the children involved, Carlson responded: ‘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 bulls---. 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.’" (Benjamin Goggin, 2019)
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