Carlson comments signal brawl for advertisers

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon )

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest controversy over statements made by Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson is as much about a high-stakes battle over his network’s financial future as it is over what he said on a radio show a decade ago.
The liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America this week released two batches of recordings Carlson made as a guest on a radio show where he made denigrating remarks about race and gender. It was timed to coincide with Fox’s first-ever sales meeting with advertisers on Wednesday.
Media Matters says it wants to pressure Fox into better behavior by making advertisers aware of what is being said on the air.
Carlson says critics want to shut Fox down.



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