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In a five-year span starting in 2006, bloviating bigot Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson of Fox News, whiled away "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," wrote Madeline Pelz of Media Matters.

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In the gabfests, 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," according to the MM scribe.

Carlson, who Fox News put on the payroll in 2009, also spewed "sexist language to talk about women, including then-co-workers at NBC and public figures," Pelz wrote. She added that "he referred to Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis Stewart as 'cunty,' called journalist Arianna Huffington a 'pig,' and labeled Britney Spears and Paris Hilton 'the biggest white whores in America.' He also said that women enjoy being told to 'be quiet and kind of do what you’re told' and that they are 'extremely primitive.'''

Beyond "bloviating bigot," I was at a loss for the best words to further describe Carlson's serial sexist and misogynist retching.

There's a lot more of it on audio tapes that MM uncovered. Pelz also quoted Carlson on underage marriage. The Trump TV star maintained that it isn't "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.'”

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Beyond "bloviating bigot," I was at a loss for the best words to further describe Carlson's serial sexist and misogynist retching.

"Lout," "boor," "yahoo" and "reptilian"— that grand old British standby—came to mind. Carlson also made me think of Kentucky Civil War-era Congressman Henry Cornelius Burnett.

Henry, who? He was a vociferous secessionist who was rightly expelled from the House for treason. Before he got kicked out, he was a favorite target of the Louisville Journal, my native Bluegrass State's leading Unionist newspaper.

The Journal's description of Burnett works as well for Carlson: "He may console himself with the reflection that no one can retort by calling him a dog, for he is 'A creature / Whom 'twere base flattery to call a dog.'''

Burnett (Carlson) could "pride himself in the consciousness that although he may not wear a dog's collar he has brass enough in his impudent forehead to furnish a brace of collars for all the dogs in creation." Likewise, Burnett's (Carlson's) "brain is as feeble as his lungs are forcible and his mouth is as dirty as a den of skunks."

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Berry Craig