The clips are from a gross shock-jock show called Bubba the Love Sponge, on which Carlson was a regular guest. Jeffs, Carlson said, was someone with "a different lifestyle that people find creepy". In 2006, he said it "gets women going" when men argue with them. "And one of the things they hate more than anything is weakness in a man". "If you want to know what I think, you can watch", he said. Carlson's defense of domestic abusers and child rapists, and his perverted comments about young girls, are nothing short of horrifying.
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.
On two occasions, Mr Carlson lambasts charges against Warren Jeffs, who is in jail for child rape: "Now this guy may be a child rapist", he says, "I'm just telling you that arranging a marriage between a 16-year-old and a 27-year-old is not the same as pulling a stranger off the street and raping her". I mean, it's nothing they did, you know. Carlson also explained what he thinks makes a "good immigrant" saying, "people who come into this country ought to have something to offer". He also described women as "extremely primitive", and used words such as "pig" and the c-word.
A co-host on the show replies: "They're animals, dude".
CARLSON: Wait, wait! Hold on a second. 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.
In the recordings, Carlson made "numerous degrading statements about women, calling them "primitive" and comparing them to dogs, and defending the now-convicted child sexual abuser Warren Jeffs", according to Business Insider.
Liberals demanding "total conformity" have "been working hard to kill" his show, Carlson contended, adding that "one of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here, the opinion hours on this network".
Media Matters has even more horrific quotes on their website.
It's not the first time Mr Carlson has been embroiled in leaked recordings.
"The reason we released this is precisely because the things you say on your Fox News show echo the misogyny displayed in those clips".
Rather than capitulate to the online outrage mob, Carlson stood his ground, characterizing his comments as "naughty" while challenging detractors to confront him on his Fox News show.
The audio quickly went viral, and the backlash was swift as many condemned Carlson for his views.