Carlson Apologizes For Calling Guest ‘F*cking Annoying’ But Says It Was ‘Heartfelt’

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February 21, 2019 7:39 a.m.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson apologized for colorfully berating Dutch economics writer and historian Rutger Bregman during a cut segment of his show Wednesday, though he insists that the insults — including “moron” and “you’re too fucking annoying” — were utterly heartfelt.

In a video posted to his Twitter page, Carlson said he cut the segment from his show because Bregman accused him of taking cues for the content of his show from his “corporate masters.”

“That was too much,” Carlson said in the segment. “Whatever my faults or those of this channel, nobody in management has ever told us what positions to take on the air.”

He then apologized for being “rude,” something he tries “hard not to do” on the show.

The niceties out of the way, Carlson was unabashed about the variety of insults he lobbed at his guest.

“It was genuinely heartfelt,” he said. “I meant it with total sincerity.”

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