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Bongino: Tucker Carlson Story Takes Interesting Turn – ‘Somebody’s Going to Have to Explain What’s Going On’

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Numerous individuals have numerous inquiries regarding Tucker Carlson’s position at Fox News.

Conservative podcaster Dan Bongino, a former weekend Fox host who left the network just days before the immensely popular “Tucker Carlson Tonight” abruptly went silent, is one of the first in line.

Bongino discussed the issue on Tuesday’s episode of “The Dan Bongino Show” on Rumble.

He began by discussing the most recent development in the story, in which the far-left “watchdog” site Media Matters for America released on Monday a video purporting to show Tucker Carlson disparaging his network, or more specifically, the network’s subscription-based video streaming site, Fox Nation.

Liberal news agencies appeared to view the “leaked” video as a possible or even probable cause for the cancellation of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” The majority of conservatives, however, concurred that Carlson had simply told the truth in the “behind the scenes” clip.

Who released the video and why is a major concern in Bongino’s mind, he said.

“So this video leaked yesterday, and everybody assumed it was leaked by Fox,” he said. “I’m not sure that’s the case. I don’t know who leaked this video.”

“I don’t understand why they would leak that. … What would be their motive to leak it? Because Fox Nation did have issues, no doubt about it. We were on Fox Nation. … We had some issues there, too.

“So, they weren’t catastrophic, but it doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense.”

Whoever leaked the video, Bongino said, “It adds an interesting layer to the Tucker/Fox News story.”

However, according to the podcast host, the larger issue is that “Fox will have to explain what’s going on with the Tucker Carlson case.

“Now it’s getting strange. Is he unemployed there? Does he lack employment there? Everyone believes he was terminated. Megyn Kelly, however, reported that he has not been dismissed.

“So he’s not fired? Why is he off the air? Was there a cause? Somebody’s going to have to explain what’s going on.”

Bongino explained that he is familiar with the “entities” who run Fox. He’s also “very friendly” with Carlson, who Bongino described as “a unique, kind of unparalleled talent in the business.”

“But,” he said again, “somebody’s going to have to explain what’s going on, because now it’s getting weird.”

According to Bongino, one of the most peculiar aspects of the story is that Fox News is suffering terribly in the ratings as a result of its actions against Carlson.

It’s not just a “lose-lose” situation, he said. “It’s a lose-really, really lose scenario — Like, everybody’s not only getting kneecapped, their legs are getting sawed off.”

“The ratings situation last week was an absolute bloodbath,” he said. “It was an apocalyptic massacre.”

He played a recording of former Fox presenter Megyn Kelly discussing the ratings for Carlson’s Thursday-night time slot.

“These numbers are basement, toilet numbers, however you want to look at it,” Kelly said in the clip.

Kelly remarked that it would be the understatement of the century to say that Fox News at 8 p.m. is not performing well.

Bongino cited Kelly’s analysis as evidence that Fox must repair its relationship with Carlson.

“This is why I think both parties are going to have to come to some kind of rapprochement sometime soon,” he said.

“Because, it’s not benefitting Tucker or the movement, not having him on the air. We need his voice. That’s clear as day.

“But it’s not benefitting Fox, either.”

“So I’m not sure how this ends,” Bongino concluded the segment. But, he added, “It’s an important story.”

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