Tucker Carlson Used Language Called Racist, Homophobic in Second Wave of Tapes

Carlson said he believes white men should be credited with "creating civilization."

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Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson is under fire again. (Michael S. Schwartz/Getty Images)
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson is facing yet another set of audio recordings that seemingly captured him using controversial and offensive language — this time against the LGBT community, Iraqi people, African Americans and immigrants.

The second published report from the self-described watchdog of “conservative misinformation in the U.S. media,” Media Matters for America, contained more tapes of Carlson from when he was a gust on the Tampa-based radio program, the “Bubba the Love Sponge Show,” between 2006 and 2011, The Washington Post reported.

The recordings were similar in nature to the audio dump released by the group just 25 hours before. This time, Carlson expresses sentiments about how “everyone’s embarrassed to be a white man,” before stating that white men deserve credit for “creating civilization and stuff.”

On another recording, Carlson can be heard expressing his opinions on the Iraq war, calling the country a “crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys,” adding, “That’s why it wasn’t worth invading.”

Carlson said he had “zero sympathy” for Iraqi people and their culture because they “don’t use toilet paper or forks. They’re just so awful. Just awful.”

“The second we, I mean they, can just shut the f-ck up and obey, is my view,” he added, in what appears to be commentary on when the U.S. should leave Iraq.

Carlson expressed his desire for a Presidential candidate in 2006 to blame the “lunatic Muslims who are behaving like animals.” That candidate would be “elected king” if they vowed to “kill as many of them as [they] can,” he said.

The Fox News host also seemed to question President Barack Obama’s heritage in one clip.

“How is he black, for one thing?” Carlson said in 2006. “He has one white parent, one black parent. Two years later, he added, “I don’t know how black he is, but I’m sure he’s a good basketball player — he says he is, anyway.”

Carlson used flippantly homophobic language on the show in another instance when responding to the “shock jock’s” comments that he liked Carlson.

“Well I like you too, and I mean that,” Carlson replies. “You always say, ‘I mean that in a non-f-g way,’ but I actually mean it in a completely f-gg-t way.”

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