Nice way to self-destruct, Rupert. Guess you don’t like high ratings. He’s one of the only reasons I stuck with the channel. Oh well, OANN and NewsMax are still good.
He was let go because he told the truth about Dominion’s hackable voting systems, the FBI’s role in the Jan 6 protest, maltreatment of political prisoners in Biden’s gulag, Ukraine, and the rigged 2020 election.
On Tuesday Sky News Australia, owned by Fox sister company News Corp, came out swinging about Tucker Carlson’s removal, reporting he was “sacked essentially for thinking that he was bigger than Fox News.”
One of Sky News biggest anchors Andrew Bolt shared the news report, claiming Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch alone made the decision to ax Carlson alone.
The Sky News’ report contradicts some U.S. news sources claiming father Rupert Murdoch had made the decision.
……”Fox News is part of the Murdoch media Empire that includes Sky News,” Bolt added. “Tucker was actually sacked, and some outlets have reported just before I went to air, he was sacked by Lachlan Murdoch, the day-to-day boss of News Corp.”
Fox News said Monday it has “agreed to part ways” with its popular primetime anchor Tucker Carlson.
Carlson, who hosted “Tucker Carlson Tonight” at 8 p.m. weeknights, broadcast his final show on April 21, Fox News said.
The company noted that “Fox News Tonight” will replace Carlson’s show and air live on an interim basis.
……“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,” the network said in a statement Monday.
Carlson joined Fox News as a contributor in 2009. From 2012 to 2016, he served as a co-host of the weekend show “Fox & Friends Weekend.”
Last year, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 3.32 million viewers, nabbing the biggest audience in cable news among viewers ages 25 to 54, a coveted demographic among advertisers.
The announcement comes days after Fox News’ parent company settled Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million.
Dominion’s lawsuit had accused Fox News of airing false election claims and conspiracy theories in the wake of the 2020 presidential election.
The effect was almost immediate:
Earlier today FOX News announced that the channel was parting ways with Tucker Carlson, the top-rated cable news host on television today.
Following the news today FOX Corp stock took a nosedive.
FOX Corp stock is down nearly 4% today.
Fox corporation lost $930 million in market value after the announcement.
Fox fired Tucker Carlson on Monday morning. I was not surprised. Murdoch took a dive on the Dominion defamation suit because the loss gave him a chance to clean house.
When your net worth is estimated at $17.5 billion, you can take a $787 million hit easily, especially when insurance covers some of it. We know he deliberately lost the case because he would have won on appeal. The media has a license to lie called Sullivan v. NYT, in which the Supreme Court said the media can libel anyone simply by calling them a public figure.
……Dominion’s cheating was a distraction from the real evil of the 2020 election: ballot harvesting. Democrats were able to get people to vote from home. Voter participation leaped from 56% of 67% — setting a century high by a large margin. People voted from home because so many Americans are too lazy to go to the polls.
What is amazing is 75 million people went to the polls and voted for Trump. No president had done that before.
……Carlson apparently is a conservative. He used humor and facts to counter the liberal narrative of the day. He kept spirits up and served as a thorn in the side of The Establishment.
……The Jeff Bezos Post mentioned the lawsuit — Murdoch’s excuse for the canning — but Paragraphs 5 and 6 rang far truer.
The Post said, “But it was Carlson’s comments about Fox management, as revealed in the Dominion case, that played a role in his departure from Fox, a person familiar with the company’s thinking told The Post.
“‘Do the executives understand how much credibility and trust we’ve lost with our audience?’ Carlson wrote to a colleague in a message a day after Fox, like other media outlets, called the election for Joe Biden. It was a sentiment echoed by others at Fox in the fall of 2020, as even network officials who disbelieved Trump’s election-fraud conspiracy theories fretted that countering them strongly would alienate their conservative viewers.”
What was left out of the story was Fox really lost credibility by calling Arizona — which Trump lost by a scant 11,000 votes — first and before it called Texas, which Trump won by 5 points, and Ohio, which Trump won by 8 points.
……Russiagate’s lies cost no one their jobs.
The cover-up of Hunter’s laptop cost no one their jobs.
The lies about the Raid on Mar-a-Lago cost no one their jobs.
Welcome to post-truth America. If Carlson is surprised, he has not been paying attention to what has happened to us. We are no longer a great nation because we are led by greedy little bastards who saw nothing wrong with Hillary emailing state secrets to Red China and to foreign donors of her fake charity while secretary of State.
We are led by greedy little bastards who saw nothing wrong with Barack Hussein Obama using the FBI to spy on candidate Donald John Trump.
We are led by greedy little bastards who saw nothing wrong with Biden withholding a billion dollars in aid to Ukraine until it fired the prosecutor who was investigating Burisma, the company that gave his worthless son an $800,000-a-year no-show job.
……Murdoch is a bastard nonetheless and his network is once again neutered. This time the snip will work. The chick who runs Fox will rid the network of those who dare question transsexual surgery on children or who dare support Donald Trump.
I have news for her: she, too, is as disposable as a tissue.
For years, Carlson hosted “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which gave a voice to countless forgotten Americans. His show was the only mainstream outlet for the “Silent Majority,” a group of Americans who felt they were being ignored by the mainstream media and politicians.
Carlson’s departure from Fox News has left a huge, gaping hole. He spoke to the concerns of millions of Americans who felt like their voices weren’t being heard. He tackled issues that were important to everyday middle-class folks, from immigration to free speech, and did so in a way that was unapologetically honest.
Now that Tucker Carlson has left Fox News, many of his loyal fans are wondering what comes next for the popular host. In the meantime, many are canceling their Fox subscriptions.
……One things for certain, Carlson’s departure is a reminder of the power of the media. If they don’t like the message, they can just pull the plug.
Settling a lawsuit with a fraudulent company and using a popular commentator as a scapegoat cost Fox more than just money. It cost them viewers and credibility.
I just cancelled my Fox Nation subscription, and I told them why.