Fox News is “dead,” and Tucker Carlson has already received his first job offer. The news came just hours after the shock announcement that Rupert Murdoch and Fox Corporation would “part ways.” Who was the worst hit? Fox News seems to have been the biggest victim.
The news of Carlson’s departure was a shock to cable news circles. We suspected that Carlson had been in hot water at Fox News with the corporate suits, and with the board, over his coverage on January 6, which was cut short almost immediately after it began.
I think that J-6 stuff did him in. You? #TuckerCarlson was the reason to watch #FoxNews pic.twitter.com/GzzwgZ4GZG
— Victoria Taft, The Adult in the Room, FITF Squad (@VictoriaTaft) April 24, 2023
Carlson is expected to launch his own brand across a wide range of platforms, including Rumble and SiriusXM. Fox News took a hit immediately on Wall Street.
Hilarious but true: @TuckerCarlson leaving hit Fox stock harder than the Dominion suit ever did.
Look, if Steven Crowder can be offered $50 million for four years and want $120, what is Tucker worth? Here’s a hint: it starts with a b pic.twitter.com/FQpWF7z4jJ
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) April 24, 2023
Fox News also suffered a blow in the courtroom of public opinion, as did the investor class.
Fox News has fallen.
— David Sacks (@DavidSacks) April 24, 2023
Carlson will be able to stand on his own two feet. Megyn Kel, a former Fox News personality, told her audience in a podcast on Monday that Carlson can look forward to “blue skies and sunshine ahead” adding, “He has a bright future.” A brighter and happier future.
Glenn Beck, a former Fox News star who is well-versed in starting his own digital fortress of information, was Carlson’s guest. Beck agreed that Carlson will be happier on his own. He said that he had been preparing for Carlson to be fired from Fox News, and he had even prepared a job for him.
Just to be prepared, we’ve been working on an offer for him over the past few days. For a long time, it looked iffy. We’re hoping to make him an offer here at The Blaze. He would not miss a beat. He would just grab it and run. I’m sure Tucker will be able to do well on his own.
Kelly and Beck both speculated as to why Carlson had been fired. Both Kelly and Beck thought that the recordings of the former Fox News presenter, which he had access to on January 6, were a source of discontent with the network.
Beck stated, “He (Carlson) was the only one at Fox who had videos.” You must have noticed that Fox’s news department has never played any of these videos.
Kelly was in agreement. They didn’t even support him. “They buried their exclusive.”
Beck asked incredulously, “That’s not news? Why would you not cover that? That’s not news? I think Fox is in trouble. In real, real trouble.”
Beck added that there was a lot more to the atmosphere.
The AOC’s statement over the weekend, that Fox should be regulated and the lawsuit for a billion dollars, but more importantly CBS, and the insane interview where Ray Epps said that Tucker Carlson was targeting him to destroy his life, I believe that these three events happening in seven days are not coincidences.
Kelly, who had covered the Dominion lawsuit over voting machines on her show, said Carlson was the least guilty of all Fox talent. She said if Fox was to cut anyone, Jeanine Pirro and Maria Bartiromo would be the first ones.
Fox News is dead. Paul Ryan has finished it off.
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) April 24, 2023
Kelly questions the influence of “the board” on the decision. Who is on this board? You will remember the former GOP Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan was the one who pushed for the network to move on from Trump and may have been responsible for Carlson’s dismissal.
“Way to understand your audience,” Kelly said that Tucker was the sole reason anyone ever spoke about Fox News.