He says that "what gets women going is arguing with them". In one instance in 2008, Carlson laments that "everyone's embarrassed to be a white man", before stating white men deserve credit for "creating civilization and stuff".
He responded to widespread backlash Sunday night by telling people to watch his show if they want to know what he thinks. In the meantime, Carlson's supporters have derided this report as a "hit piece" (despite it simply being Carlson's own words) or suggested that because these comments are a decade old, they're no longer relevant.
While Fox has distanced itself from another one of its hosts, Jeanine Pirro, for asking if Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's Islamic religious beliefs violated the U.S. Constitution, it has so far declined to comment on Carlson's statements. The rapist in this case has made a lifelong commitment to women take care of the person.
"I mean, I love women, but they're extremely primitive, they're basic, they're not that hard to understand", he said.
"As anyone who's ever been caught in its gears can tell you, the great American outrage machine is a remarkable thing", he said.
Bubba and a co-host disagreed, putting Carlson on the defensive.
In between his two radio appearances where Carlson defended Jeffs, Carlson appeared on MSNBC Live with Dan Abrams, sharing a story of being "bothered" by a man in a restroom in 1980. Here's a brief selection from the sampling that media matters is put together so you can see for yourself just how Gross Carlson truly is here. Do you believe what he has said in the past is relevant for today? "Why wouldn't the guy who actually did it, who had sex with an underaged girl, he should be the one who's doing life". Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this: I'm on television every weeknight live for an hour.
"Carlson said underage marriage is not the same thing exactly as pulling a child from a bus stop and sexually assaulting that child". I mean, I'm not trying to fag out on you or nothing, but I like you.
CARLSON: Look, just to make it absolutely clear.
A Media Matters staffer tweeted on Monday that "there's more" to come, and added that the group reviewed almost 100 hours of audio.
The comments sparked new calls for an advertising boycott of Carlson's show.
The audio quickly went viral, and the backlash was swift as many condemned Carlson for his views.