The recent settlement of the defamation lawsuit against Fox News by Dominion Voting systems may have had its second casualty. Last week Fox News and weekend blowhard Dan Bongino parted ways. This week it’s Tucker Carlson.
According to Fox News PR, “FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor. Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st.”
It is exceptionally rare for a network to “agree to part ways” so abruptly. They didn’t even give Carlson an opportunity to announce his departure and say farewell to his fans. His fans, of course, will be furious and take out their outrage on Fox.
Carlson has taken out his outrage on Fox himself in the past. He once described the network as “a mean, sick group of people.” So naturally, he would fit right in. Perhaps he feels the same way now that he’s been unceremoniously terminated. In the meantime, Let’s review some of the recent reasons that might have led to the surprising departure of Fox’s top rated host.
Private internal communications made public by Dominion revealed that Carlson “hates Trump passionately” and regards him as a “destroyer” and “a demonic force” What’s more, in those communications Carlson badmouthed his now former employer saying that…
“We’re threading a needle that has to be thread because of the dumb f**ks at Fox News on Election Day. We can’t make people think we’ve turned against Trump. Yet also call out the bullshit. You and I see through it. But we have to reassure some in the audience.”
Furthermore, while Carlson’s program had lost every major advertiser due to his repulsive ravings that no business wanted to be associated with, he also went after his (and Fox’s) biggest remaining advertiser at the time, Mike Lindell, the MyPillow guy…
“[Mike] Lindell seems to really have gone off the deep end. He is definitely crazy… I agree there’s concern about Lindell being a conspiracy theorist now. But he has bailed us out loads of times when no one else would.” […]
“We can concentrate on cancel culture rather than his wild claims… If no one is buying him, he loses money to be able to advertise with us. And then we lose our biggest advertiser.”
However, there’s more grotesquery from Carlson that could have contributed to his well-warranted and long overdue downfall. Such as…
- Fox News Senior Racist, Tucker Carlson, is Terrified that Black Voters Will ‘Flood the Suburbs’
- Putin Puppet Tucker Carlson Spews Russian Propaganda in Defense of the Intelligence Leaker
- Tucker Carlson Warns that Trump’s Indictment Makes This ‘Not the Best Time to Give Up Your AR-15’
- Fox News Hack Tucker Carlson Rants that Prosecuting Trump Would Forever End Democratic Elections
- Tucker Carlson Spins January 6th Insurrection Videos to Spread Blatant Lies, Trump Praises Him
- Tucker Carlson is APPALLED By All the Black Women Biden Appointed to Federal Courts – Illegally?
- Tucker Carlson Wants the U.S. to Invade Canada to ‘Liberate’ it So it Doesn’t ‘Become Cuba’
- Tucker Carlson Finally Admits that ‘I Have No Freaking Idea What Goes On in American Politics’
Actually, the examples above would probably have endeared Carlson to Fox News and their viewers. So the most plausible explanation for his getting canned remains his betrayal of Trump and Fox in the emails and texts that Dominion uncovered.
Carlson was also a devoted supporter of some of the world’s most heinous dictators, especially Vladimir Putin. For instance…
- Tucker Carlson of Fox News Rattles Off His Ridiculous Reasons for Why You Shouldn’t Hate Putin
- Fox News Senior Putin Apologist, Tucker Carlson, Pleads to Keep the Russian Dictator in Power
- Only on Fox News: Russian Foreign Minister Praises the Network’s Pro-Putin Propaganda
This may still be just the beginning of the lawsuit fallout from Domain, as well as Smartmatic and others to come. The jobs of Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro, and Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott, are likely in jeopardy. Time will tell.
One thing for certain though, is that Fox News isn’t going to change their ultra-rightist editorial bias. And the replacements for Carlson and others may actually be worse. Remember that Carlson was the replacement for the despicable Bill O’Reilly when he was axed for sexual misconduct. So there’s is no reason to give Fox any credit for throwing their biggest legal liabilities overboard.
Where Carlson goes next is also an open question. He would surely fit in well at a Russian propaganda network like RT or Sputnik. Newsmax and OAN would be foolish to hire him while they are defending themselves against defamation lawsuits prompted by Carlson’s commentaries, but that doesn’t mean they won’t try. Maybe he could work for Trump’s Media and Technology Group (TMTG) – the parent company of Truth Social – that is currently failing pitifully and being investigated for criminal malfeasance.
In the coming days and weeks there is going to be much speculation about Carlson’s future, and the details his dishonorable discharge. Although the Daily Show might have figured out what’s really going on…
This must be why Tucker got fired.pic.twitter.com/EKwtWVRwVr
— Jo ? (@JoJoFromJerz) April 24, 2023
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