Clay Travis and Buck Sexton will be partnering on a new radio show on Premiere Networks to fill the time slot vacated by the late great Rush Limbaugh.
Travis, a sports commentator and analyst with Fox Sports, and Sexton, a political commentator and former CIA officer, will host “The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show” from noon to 3 p.m. EST on weekdays, beginning June 21.
To get a feel for what to expect from Travis, he appeared Thursday evening on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, where he was quick to explain that he and Sexton are not replacing Limbaugh “because no one replaces a legend, but what you can do is continue the fight.”
At one point, host Tucker Carlson asked Travis for his thoughts on a Slate.com advice column piece about a husband who won’t take off his mask, even for sex.
“We are both vaccinated now. When will this stop?” the wife presumably wrote. “He does not change his mask very often and it’s smelly and soiled.”
After noting that not too many Fox News viewers peruse the liberal website, Travis added, “I would say this, first of all, if the woman had any sense at all she would leave her husband… because if you’re masking up at this point, why do you want to be with such an emasculated loser and be betrothed to him for the rest of your life?”
“I would lose my mind if I was this woman,” he added. “Having said that, I’m about to go out to dinner with my own wife, maybe I should put on four masks just to be safe so that I don’t in any way managed to impinge on anyone.”
Summing events up well, Travis said that when it comes to the pandemic, things have “moved beyond the theater of the absurd to just a level of mindlessness.”
“The party of science is now embracing fundamentally anti-science beliefs with no, no, no legitimate basis in reality,” he concluded. “It’s mindless, banal insanity.”
“I wonder,” Carlson interjected, “Once you have admitted that you wear a mask, a surgical mask, a soiled surgical mask, in the intimate moments with your wife, there is no going back from that. You basically just told the world I’m crazy, but you don’t even realize you are crazy. Can people like that recover?”
Travis responded to suggest masks have come to mean so much more for the left.
“No, I don’t think people can recover and that’s the thing,” he said. “You’ve seen people, as all of the mask mandates have thankfully, finally come falling down. You thought there would be a great mass of people running out into the streets to have a great deal of fun.
“I think what you’re seeing is this has become a security blanket of many left wingers. They need to have the mask on because it gives them an identity,” Travis continued. “It is a security blanket for their life. It’s absolutely ridiculous and absurd.”
As for filling Limbaugh’s time slot, Premiere Networks president Julie Talbott was as diplomatic about this as Travis was.
“We’re not going to replace Rush Limbaugh, we’re going to have an evolution of the show with fresh voices — those that grew up on Rush and admired him,” Talbott said in a statement.
Sexton talked about the “next phase” of the fight.
“The most dominant talk radio hosts have been from one generation; Clay and I represent the next phase. We’re going to bring the perspective of two guys who see a country they’re deeply worried about, and a massive audience that needs people who will speak for them,” he said.
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