Tucker Carlson Out at Fox News as the Murdochs Clean House
The network star was told over the weekend about the decision, telling him to not show up on set Monday for even a goodbye. Will other shoes drop in the wake of the whoppingelection-fraud settlement.
Tucker Carlson, the firebrand conservative commentator that hosts one of Fox News’ hit evening programs, has been pushed out of his anchor chair in the wake of the network’s massive election-fraud settlement.
The dismissal came in a short press release issued this morning. Carlson will also not be given a final opportunity to address viewers of his show.
Fox News' controversial prime time host's sudden departure occurred one week after the network reached a $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. The settlement was in response to the network's promotion of former President Donald Trump's false 2020 election claims.
Many wondered if Rupert Murdoch would make significant changes to the network following the historic settlement.
Here’s the memo:
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.
Shares of Fox, which has been outperforming many of its bigger media giants, plunged 4% in trading on Monday when the news dropped. Investors are likely rattled by cutting loose one of its most popular anchors, and there’s also angst about who might be next.
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