Looks like it's been unearthed that he's got some...interesting opinions on underage girls and the "sex" they have. And he wants to spank a few.
Between 2006 and 2011, Tucker Carlson spent approximately an hour a week calling in to Bubba the Love Sponge, a popular shock jock radio program where he spoke with the hosts about a variety of cultural and political topics in sometimes-vulgar terms. During those conversations, Carlson diminished the actions of Warren Jeffs, then on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list for his involvement in arranging illegal marriages between adults and underage girls, talked about sex and young girls, and defended statutory rape.
Carlson said underage marriage is not “the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child. ... The rapist in this case has made a lifelong commitment to live and take care of the person so it is a little different.”
CO-HOST: In the eyes of the law, people that are under 16 cannot consent to sex for any reason!
BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE: Yeah, Tucker.
CARLSON: I don't -- in the state of -- it varies by state. I mean, I know that --
CO-HOST: I think he's in federal prison, though. We're talking about the --
THE LOVE SPONGE: You know, all too often, Manson thinks that you're a god, but he's disgusted by you today. He really is.
CO-HOST: Having sex with a --
CARLSON: I'm not --
CO-HOST: 15-year-old is --
CARLSON: Look, just to make it absolutely clear. I am not defending underage marriage at all. I just don't think it's the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child.
CO-HOST: Yeah, it's -- you know what it is? It's much more planned out and plotted.
THE LOVE SPONGE: Yeah, it should be almost -- you almost should put a premeditation --
CARLSON: Wait, wait! Hold on a second. 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 me honest about it.
CO-HOST: That's twisted.
CARLSON: I'm sorry, I don't know how I --
CO-HOST: That's demented.
CARLSON: I got myself in a position that seem like I'm defending it, because I am against that. [Bubba the Love Sponge Show, via YouTube, 08/27/09]
After Bubba the Love Sponge described underage girls at Carlson's daughter’s boarding school experimenting sexually with each other, Carlson said, “If it weren't my daughter I would love that scenario.”
THE LOVE SPONGE: Let me just give you an example, OK? When she's laying her head in your bed at night, you know who the hell's in her bedroom and what they're doing. Nobody, just her. Well, when she's in a dormitory-type setting and these little girls start experiment around, next thing you know, you know, you got a lesbian on your hands.
CARLSON: I don't think -- I don't think that's likely.
CO-HOST: Next thing you know, boom.
CARLSON: I don't think that's --
THE LOVE SPONGE: Boom. Next thing you know --
CARLSON: I don't think that's likely. I just don't see it.
THE LOVE SPONGE: Next thing you know, [inaudible], what's going on in the [inaudible] dormitory? Nothing. I don't got a PSP to play, I ain't got nothing going on, I ain't got my mom and dad here telling me that they love me and tuck me in bed. So, here's Trixie, she wants to explore my body a little bit, so hey, let's go crazy.
CO-HOST: Wow. You're a sicko.
CARLSON: If it weren't my daughter I would love that scenario.
CO-HOST: That's one theory.
THE LOVE SPONGE: Well I mean it's a -- Manson, Manson, can you tell him --
CARLSON: But I just can't. And I just think that's pretty unlikely --
THE LOVE SPONGE: As outlandish as that is, how old is your daughter?
THE LOVE SPONGE: Manson, can you please try to help me out here.
CO-HOST: No. I think you're on your own on this one. I think you're crazy.
THE LOVE SPONGE: Screw you, Manson. Fourteen-year-old girls, man, are getting into that sort of deal. Manson, you yourself told me that the new cool thing amongst girls is what?
CO-HOST: To be a fake lesbian.
THE LOVE SPONGE: Thank you. So you don't think that does not go into the blue-blooded boarding houses as well?
CO-HOST: Well if you've raised your daughter right she's not gonna, you know --
THE LOVE SPONGE: OK. I'm telling you, peer pressure's a bitch, especially when your mom and dad aren't there to solidify it every day. I'm telling ya. Nobody wants to listen to me.
CARLSON: Yeah, I think it's much less likely. [Bubba the Love Sponge Show, via YouTube, 10/25/09]
Carlson said criminal charges against Warren Jeffs are “bullshit” because “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.”
BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE: You know, I've asked everybody in this show, because we mostly agree with you, but I have not found one person that's on TV, a journalist, in paper -- I've not been able to find anybody that has the same stance as you.
TUCKER CARLSON: Well that's because nobody has the balls to articulate it because everyone is afraid of what people are going to say. I'm not endorsing polygamy. My -- here's my point: If a guy wants to be polygamist, that's kind of his business.
THE LOVE SPONGE: But I -- [crosstalk]
CARLSON: And maybe it's -- you know what I mean?
THE LOVE SPONGE: But where I think you've gone wrong is how you've downplayed how much of a crime this is, and how you've tried, I mean --
CARLSON: Wait, what? Crime is what? Do you know what the guy’s been charged with? I actually do know, because I got the subpoena. I got the indictment.
CO-HOST: Felony rape.
CARLSON: Felony rape, and do you know what he's accused of doing?
THE LOVE SPONGE: But Tucker --
CARLSON: 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 bullshit. 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. That's bullshit.
THE LOVE SPONGE: But Tuck, that's just a small little thing that they got him on. Now, this guy is a --
CARLSON: Wait, wait, wait. Since when do you believe everything the government says? Wait a second.
THE LOVE SPONGE: Hold on. You know what --
CARLSON: All of a sudden, like we're very skeptical about everything until like some prosecutor comes out and says, "This guy's bad," and the rest of us nod in agreement like a church choir, "Yeah, he's bad." How do we know he's bad? What do we know exactly? Nothing.
THE LOVE SPONGE: Tucker, Tucker, settle down, lover. I mean, come on. I mean, jeez.
CARLSON: Get excited.
THE LOVE SPONGE: Has management came to you and told you to back it down a half a notch on the polygamy deal, and be honest.
CARLSON: No, but I'm sure that -- no, I promise that -- but I'm sure they’re totally horrified and disgusted. I mean, why wouldn't they be? Because in TV, you have to take the most popular point of view all the time. That's the whole idea.
Carlson described TV host Alexis Stewart, Martha Stewart’s daughter, as “cunty” and said he wanted to “give her the spanking she so desperately needs.”
CO-HOST: Yeah, Allison Stewart is actually really good looking.
TUCKER CARLSON: Do you run into Martha Stewart in the hallway over there?
BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE: No.
CO-HOST: Alexa Stewart, we run into her all the time.
CARLSON: She seems like a -- she seems awful --
THE LOVE SPONGE: Cunt.
CO-HOST: Yeah, she is awful
THE LOVE SPONGE: They’re very cunty
CARLSON: She seems extremely cunty.
THE LOVE SPONGE: I like to hear that word, oh yeah -- I stepped over him. She seems what now? Go ahead.
CARLSON: She just does seem a little cunty. I mean you said it; I'm just agreeing with you. I don't use that word because it's offensive --
THE LOVE SPONGE: Right. I'd love for Tucker Carlson. Tonight on MSNBC a girl that comes across kind of cunty.
CARLSON: Well she does. I mean, I heard -- I mean, now I'm a Brent fan, so, I'm just stating my bias right out front here. I heard her on with him and I just wanted to give her the spanking she so desperately needs