Tucker Carlson fired from Fox News
Tucker Carlson Out At Fox
Tucker Carlson, the highest rated cable news host in history, is out at Fox News. The news comes days after the network cut ties with host Dan Bongino 48 hours after the network settled with Dominion Voting Systems for nearly $800 million.
“Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” reads a statement from the network, which thanks him for his service “as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”
Carlson’s executive producer, Justin Wells, is also out at the network according to Semafor.
According to the statement, Carlson’s last show was Friday, April 21st as he continued to dominate, and his slot will now be filled by ‘an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.”
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— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) April 19, 2023
Full statement from the network (emphasis ours),:
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. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.
FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the free ad- supported television service FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for more than 21 consecutive years, while FBN ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by Fox Corporation, FOX News Media reaches nearly 200 million people each month.
Shares of 21st Century Fox dropped like a rock on the news, and is now sitting at January lows (the drop in FOXA’s market cap is around the same as the settlement with Dominion).
One of Carlson’s last monologues at Fox…
Were Carlson and Bongino sacrificed as part of the settlement?
And where to next?
BREAKING! Tucker Carlson OUT At Fox News Day After AOC Called For His Job
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Will this be remembered as the asteroid that finally destroyed Dinosaur Media?
America’s top news anchor Tucker Carlson is parting ways with Fox News, according to a press release by the company.
The statement reads, “Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to par ways. We thank hi for his service to the network as a shost and prior to that as a contributor.”
It continues, “Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8PM/ET starting this eveening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.”
His departure comes days after Fox settled its lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems and one day after Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) called for Tucker Carlson to be taken off air. [ ]
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AOC accuses Tucker Carlson of ‘sexual harassment on air’
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) added another chapter to their long-running feud on Friday, this time engaging in verbal fisticuffs over whether the progressive lawmaker is a person of color — and culminating in her accusing him of sexual harassment.
The latest bout was prompted by the conservative host’s comments on his ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ show where he took issue with the congresswoman referring to herself as a “woman of color” while giving a makeup tutorial, branding her as a “rich entitled white lady” instead.
Terming Ocasio-Cortez’s self-description as “hilariously absurd,” Carlson complained that “no one ever dares to challenge” the idea. “There is no place on Earth outside of American colleges and newsrooms where Sandy Cortez would be recognized as a ‘woman of color,’ because she’s not,” he added, referring to the nickname she reportedly used while in high school.
In response, Ocasio-Cortez, whose mother is from Puerto Rico, tweeted that this was “the type of stuff you say when your name starts with a P and ends with dejo” — an apparent reference to the derogatory Spanish term ‘pendejo’, which means ‘a*****e’ or ‘idiot’.
Remember when the right wing had a meltdown when I suggested they exhibit obsessive impulses around young women?
Well now Tucker Carlson is wishing for… this on national TV.
You’re a creep bro. If you’re this easy w/ sexual harassment on air, how are you treating your staff? https://t.co/RFbOIRSmxQ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 19, 2022
The segment also focused on an upcoming biography of the 32-year-old Democrat. Calling her “neurotic” and “silly,” he ridiculed the publishers for building Ocasio-Cortez to be a “prophet for our times” and picked out select passages “fawning” over her from the book.
Later, Carlson went so far as to claim that Ocasio-Cortez pointing out that she was alone in an Instagram video sounded “like an invitation to a booty call.”
Ocasio-Cortez hit back in a tweet, describing the remarks as “sexual harassment on air” and calling Carlson a “creep.” She wrote that the “existence of a wife or daughters doesn’t make a man good. And this one is basura,” which translates to ‘trash’ in Spanish.
She revisited the incident on Saturday, tweeting that the comments went beyond the “realm of political commentary” and are “clear, targeted, libelous harassment.”
This just in: Rupert Murdoch is reportedly behind Tucker Carlson being pushed out at Fox News.
Murdoch was said to be concerned over Carlson’s J6 coverage.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) April 24, 2023
AOC Calls For Tucker Carlson to be Banned From Television
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for Tucker Carlson to be banned from television over the nebulous accusation that he is ‘inciting violence’.
AOC made the comments during an interview with former White House press secretary Jen Psaki on MSNBC.
The lawmaker highlighted, “Federal regulation, in terms of what’s allowed on air and what isn’t.”
“And when you look at what Tucker Carlson and what of these other folks on Fox do, it is very very clearly incitement of violence, very clearly incitement of violence and that is the line that we have to be willing to contend with,” she said.
AOC calls on the government to ban Tucker Carlson and other Fox hosts
Jen Psaki nods along pic.twitter.com/2vX0ZxuASQ
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) April 23, 2023
Despite accusing Carlson of “very clearly” inciting violence, AOC failed to provide one single example.
Commentators responded by asserting that AOC was simply using a nebulous justification to completely silence her political adversaries.
“Their goal is the criminalization of political opposition,” said Auron MacIntyre. “Anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar or a fool.”
Journalist Glenn Greenwald argued that AOC was essentially calling for a form of fascism.
The people who endlessly and shrilly insist they are fighting fascism constantly advocate:
* A union of public power (CIA/FBI/DHS) and corporate power (Big Tech) to censor the internet;
* The president ignore court orders;
* Adversary media be banned.
Very odd anti-fascism. https://t.co/T7nXlyjDVm
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 23, 2023
Just weeks ago, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Rupert Murdoch to take Tucker Carlson off the air. pic.twitter.com/etxN8sjGpB
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) April 24, 2023
Fox fires @TuckerCarlson five days after he crosses the red line by acknowledging that the TV networks pushed a deadly and ineffective vaccine to please their Pharma advertisers. Carlson’s breathtakingly courageous April 19 monologue broke TV’s two biggest rules: Tucker told the…
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) April 24, 2023
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— NautPoso 🇮🇪☘️ (@NautPoso) April 24, 2023
Dan Bongino is on air live when he finds out Tucker Carlson and Fox News parted ways pic.twitter.com/sZx9U54BZx
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