Fox News fired their most popular reporter a day after the Dominion settlement. Within minutes, Fox lost $1 billion in market capitalization. Carlson claims that he amicably parted ways with Fox, but the timing is no coincidence. He tore into media agencies for forcing COVID vaccinations on employees during his last broadcast. When a popular host leaves a news network, there are promotions for weeks regarding their last show but his exit was sudden and unexpected.
CNN fired Don Lemon the same day, which made more sense since he was losing views and alienating his target audience with sexist remarks and alleged misconduct. Tucker Carlson Tonight was the highest-rated program on cable news. This was not a business decision.
This is the statement during his last broadcast that may have led to Carlson’s exit from Fox:
"Now, imagine as they told you that that Fox as a news organization endorsed it, amplified the government's message. Imagine if Fox News attacked anyone who refused to buy MyPillow as an ally of Russia as an enemy of science and then imagine that Fox kept up those libelous attacks, even as evidence mounted that MyPillow caused heart attacks, fertility problems and death. If Fox News did that, what would you think of Fox News? Would you trust us? Of course, you wouldn't. You would know that we were liars."
He then went on to say he was grateful Fox did not implement mandates. Still, it seems as if Carlson was being stifled from speaking. He continued questioning the voting scandal and has made numerous valid arguments against the 2020 US Presidential results. There are now calls to cancel Fox News across every social platform. It is a shame as this was the last large conservative news network but they are caving into the desires of their advertisers. More notable, they are caving to the Neocons who do not want a popular TV host calling them out by name in front of millions.
The same thing happened to Bill O’Reilly, who only became more popular upon his exit. Not only are people unsubscribing from Fox, but they are also unsubscribing from streaming services that they used to watch Tucker’s show. Horrible business decision on Fox’s part, but conservative voices have no place in Biden’s America.
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