An advertising campaign aimed at Fox News host Tucker Carlson gained momentum after a second tape emerged from the ring…
An advertising campaign aimed at Fox News host Tucker Carlson gained momentum after a second tape emerged from the ring wing using a prophetic and derogatory language on women and minorities. Thursday night, two companies – Sheex bedding and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca – had added their names to a growing number of companies that have been announced from their broadcast.
The advertisers range from car insurance companies to restaurants, many of whom supported the Carlson show when he made controversial comments on immigration in December 2018. Prominent names include Farmers Insurance, Jaguar Land Rover, Red Hummer, IHOP and more. Media Matters For America, the left media watchdog that first appeared on offensive recordings, raised more than 30 companies that had released statements that supported the program. Remaining advertisers ̵
1; including Progressive Insurance and Bayer – face pressure to go along.
Some advertisers indicated that they would not advertise now or in the future, while other companies released fierce statements that left room for return to the Fox News program. It is unclear how much money the combined scandals have cost the conservative media company. Tucker Carlson tonight raked in $ 97 million in advertising revenue during the first six months of 2018, according to Forbes, and has continued to be a narrative bonus for the network despite the recent controversy. In 2017, a 30-second advertisement on the program costs about $ 13,500.
Media Matters For America has plagued the extradition of more inflammatory sound dumps, which comes valid with calls Carlson made to Bubba Love Sponge’s shock-jock radio show between 2006 and 2011. The deep dive revealed recordings of Carlson who defended a polygamist who was found to be guilty of rape. He also called women “primitive” and described Iraq as “a crap filled” with “semi-lit primitive monkeys”. In other recordings, he questioned the sword of former President Barack Obama and said that Martha Stewart’s daughter was a “c * nt” who needed a “spanking”.
Meanwhile, Carlson has refused to apologize for or the word slander for his remarks. The day after the first tape was released, he showed up at his news exhibition and thanked Fox News for his support during what he marked as a politically motivated attack orchestrated by left critics and Twitter “mobs”.
“First, Fox News is behind us as they have been since the very first day,” Carlson said. “Toughness is a rare quality in a TV network, and we are grateful for it. Secondly, we always apologize when we are wrong and will continue to do so. That’s what decent people do: They apologize But we will never bow to the band, no matter what. “
He continued,” It is pointless to try to explain how the words were spoken in joke or taken out of context, or at least not similar to what you actually think or would want to have the land. “
Carlson was most recently focused on a advertising coupon in December 2018 when he said immigration” makes our country poorer and dirtier and more divided “.