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Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Sheds Advertisers In Sustained Boycott Effort After Radio Remarks Unearthed

Tucker Carlson, an investor boycott directed at Fox News. By Thursday evening, two companies – AstraZeneca – AstraZeneca – The Advertisers range from car insurance companies to restaurants, many of which pulled support from Carlson's show in December 2018. Prominent names include Farmer's Insurance, Jaguar Land Rover, Red Lobster, IHOP and more. Media Matters For America, the left-wing media watchdog first surfaced the offensive recordings, tallied more than 30 companies. Remaining advertisers – including Progressive Insurance and Bayer – are facing pressure to follow suit.

Some advertisers indicated they would not be in the future, while other companies released It's unclear how much the combined scandals cost the conservative media company. Tucker Carlson Tonight raked in $ 97 million in advertising revenue in the first six months of 201

8, according to Forbes, and has continued to contend with the latest controversy. In 2017, a 30-second commercial on the program cost roughly $ 13,500.

Media Matters For America has released the release of more inflammatory audio dumps, which come courtesy of Carlson's Bubble the Shock 2006 and 2011. The deep dive revealed recordings of Carlson defending a polygamist found guilty of child rape. So called women "primitive" and described Iraq as "a crappy place filled" with "semiliterate primitive monkeys." In other recordings, Barack Obama's President Barack Obama said and said Martha Stewart's daughter was a "c * nt" who needed a "spanking."

Carlson, meanwhile, has refused to apologize or express contrition for his remarks. Left winged critique and Twitter "mobs."

"First, Fox News has been around since the very first day," Carlson said. Second, we've always apologized when we're wrong and will continue to do that bow to the mob, ever, no matter what. "

He continued:" It's pointless to try to explain the words were spoken in jest, or taken out of context, or in any case

Carlson was last targeted at advertising boycott in December 2018 when he said immigration "makes our country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided."  Tucker Carlson Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Rich Polk / Getty Images for Politicon

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