‘Have a Great Rest of Vacation’: Hannity Says Tucker Was ‘Supposed To’ Be on Vacation After Unearthed Audio Scandal

 
 
 
Facing a loss of advertisers embattled and disgraced Fox News host Tucker Carlson is apparently headed for vacation. Carlson was the subject of several stunning articles published by Media Matters, which revealed his misogynistic remarks, and comments made that appear to support statutory rape, during a five year period that ended in 2011. Carlson, who joined Fox News in 2009, also used a homophobic slur during one of the audio segments.

In the "handoff" between Carlson's 8 PM show and Sean Hannity's 9 PM show, Hannity remarked that Carlson was "supposed to" be on vacation this week, but did his show Monday and Tuesday to spite the "mob," which is all the people calling for his firing and a boycott of his advertisers.

"I've got to give you a compliment," Hannity said to Carlson Tuesday night. "So Tucker was going to be off this week. He was, he was going to be off this week," Hannity insisted amid Carlson's nervous laughter.

"Have a great rest of vacation that you were supposed to have," Hannity concluded.

"It's a busy news week, and he's not going to take the mob's crap," Hannity continued. "He came in to work to, to, to stand up to this. I want the great viewers of this channel to know that."

But conservative pundit Joe Concha claims Carlson will be on air the rest of the week:

The Daily Beast's Sam Stein says Carlson will be on vacation next week:

Fox News' standard protocol during periods in which their hosts are facing condemnation for their offensive actions, behaviors, or commentary is to claim they are taking a previously scheduled vacation. Some, like Bill O'Reilly, do not return.

Carlson is blaming "Democratic Party operatives" and claiming his words were "taken out of context," and has refused to apologize or offer any sign of remorse over his remarks.

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