In the clip, dated May 9, 2006, and published online last week shows Carson appreciating Bubba the Love Sponge, a radio personality who allowed the TV host to regularly call into his show, broadcast from Tampa, Florida. Bubba the Love Sponge introduced Carlson to the audience and was the first one to use the inappropriate word, telling Carson “I’m not trying to fag out on you or nothing, but I like you. I like you.” Carlson responded: “Well I like you too, and I mean that. You always say, ‘I mean that in a non-fag way,’ but I actually mean it in a completely faggot way.” Media Matters, a non-profit, progressive organisation monitoring conservative media, began releasing old audio clips from the Bubba the Love Sponge Show on March 10 in which Carlson, a host at the MSNBC channel at the time, used to apparently call in for about an hour each week between 2006 and 2011. And this homophobic remark was far from being the only one, in part he made misogynistic remarks .