Carlson’s Shock Jock Comments Reveal His Inner White Supremacist

Manny Otiko
3 min readMar 12, 2019
Tucker Carlson (Gage Skidmore)

The right-wing propaganda network known as FOX News Channel (FNC) is currently under the gun. A New Yorker article revealed the network was indeed a pro-Trump outlet that played a role in delivering the 2016 presidential election to him. The Democratic Party has responded by refusing to hold debates on the channel. But two recent comments by FOX News pundits Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson confirm liberals’ worst fears about the network.

Pirro recently made a bigoted comment directed at Wisconsin Rep. Ilhan Omar.

“Omar wears a hijab,” said Pirro. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

During the Bubba the Love Sponge interview, Carlson bashed women, gays and people of color — the racist trifecta. But the worst comments were about the Iraq war. “Iraq is a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys — that’s why it wasn’t worth invading,” he said.

On Monday Trish Regan, a FOX Business spokesmodel, called Omar “anti-American.”

FNC rebuked Pirro for the comment, but they didn’t fire her. But a few days later liberal watchdog Media Matters dug up comments Carlson, the network’s no. 1 Neo-Nazi, had made on Bubba the Love Sponge, a shock jock radio show. During the calls, Carlson revealed why he’s currently a white supremacist pin-up boy. White nationalists, like The Daily Stormer, refer to him as “our guy” and say he’s required watching. During the Bubba the Love Sponge interview, Carlson bashed women, gays and people of color — the racist trifecta.

But the worst comments were about the Iraq war.

“Iraq is a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys — that’s why it wasn’t worth invading,” he said.

Although Carlson’s comments were made between 2006 and 2011, they’re not far from what he now says on FNC. More recently Carlson, has shed his preppy skin and revealed his…

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Manny Otiko

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.