Tucker Carlson abandons plan for studio near Maine home

Leroy Wright
March 15, 2019

There's your first warning sign, but the pair are long-time friends, and now audio clips recorded between 2006 and 2011 are shedding new light on how tight that bond is.

The network is navigating controversies beyond Carlson. Fox News has yet to comment.

Rupert Murdoch's news organization has weathered boycott calls in the past, and it's not totally reliant on advertising.

Two days since audio of Tucker Carlson making crude and offensive remarks were released online, the Fox News host shows no signs of remorse. The host said on his show Monday that Fox was backing him and he wouldn't "bow to the mob".

For his part, Carlson released a comment refusing to apologize. According to the Sun Journal, Carlson said Fox wasn't going to leave $1 million of equipment in a rural studio whose presence is widely known. "No one forced Tucker Carlson's odious bigotry and fixation on white genocide conspiracy theories", Carusone said in a statement.

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The pressure seems to work on some companies. The 100 or so shows we made with Mr. Carlson weren't a secret.

"The idea that people are being cowed by political correctness and by this attempt to fire people and take people's scalps when they say something mildly errant, even if this isn't mildly errant, this is something that resonates with a lot of Americans", she said.

"We can not and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts from the likes of Moveon.org, Media Matters and Sleeping Giants", Fox News said in response to the AstraZeneca move.

Carlson described the contestant, who famously fumbled when answering her 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant question, as "a wounded gazelle, separated from the herd" and suggested that Mario Lopez, the show's host, had slept with the teen.

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