You read that right. Bubba The Love Sponge has an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal. Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been taking heat from Media Matters after the liberal organization dug up some old tapes of Carlson when he was a regular guest on Bubba’s radio show.
In the opinion piece called, ‘The Speech Police Come for Tucker Carlson,” Bubba calls Carlson’s appearances insult comedy and harkened back to the days of Lenny Bruce.
“To be sure, we say really mean things on my radio show, and we laugh instead of getting mad. Why do we allow things to be said in comedy that wouldn’t be acceptable elsewhere? Believe it or not, scientists have studied comedy for an answer, and they found one. It’s called benign violation. We laugh when social norms are exceeded—the violation. But it’s not permanently harmful—it’s benign. No one called into my show authentically outraged about what Mr. Carlson said—not once—because everyone knew we were goofing in the spirit of the show.”
Read what Bubba writes HERE (WSJ Subscription required).