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.
Inflammatory rhetoric is nothing new from Carlson, who in 2018 said that Planned Parenthood perform "human sacrifice rituals", as per Media Matters.
"Media Matters caught me saying something naughty on a radio show more than a decade ago", Carlson said.
"If you want to know what I think, you can watch". He adds that "anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why". In 2006, he said it "gets women going" when men argue with them. You just need to be quiet and kind of do what you're told.
On Sunday evening, Carlson shared a statement to Twitter refusing to apologize and instead invited his detractors to debate him on his popular program.
On the tapes, the TV host said that Warren Jeffs, who is now serving a life sentence after being convicted of felony child sexual assault for aiding an underage marriage, "is in prison because he's weird and unpopular and he has a different lifestyle that other people find creepy". The rapist in this case has made a lifelong commitment to women take care of the person.
Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center
Spin reached out to Fox News for comment, but reps did not immediately respond to our request. "You always say, 'I mean that in a non-fag way, ' but I actually mean it in a completely faggot way". "I mean, Iraq is a crappy place filled with a bunch of, you know, semiliterate primitive monkeys ― that's why it wasn't worth invading".
-April 4, 2006: Carlson downplays the molestation of a 13-year-old boy abused by his teacher, saying that female teachers who rape their underage male students are "doing a service to all 13-year-old girls by taking the pressure off". Go ahead. She just does seem a little cunty. "I'm not just going to sit there". I mean, in other words, if you are grievously injured by another person, it's not your fault.
He said he believed his critics were motivated more by a lust for power than actual concerns. He referred to Martha Stewart's daughter Alexis as "c-ty", called Arianna Huffington a "pig", and dubbed Britney Spears and Paris Hilton "the biggest white whores in America".
"Shame on you", actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted, tagging Carlson. "And one of the things they hate more than anything is weakness in a man".
The backlash against Tucker Carlson is growing and has no hint of slowing down any time soon.
"Look, just to make it absolutely clear".