The topic was the 2024 election, but Fox News host Greg Gutfeld still managed to sneak in a reference to the actual topic of the day.
As Gutfeld spoke on Monday’s episode of “The Five,” the moderators were discussing the election.
“And then so in 2024 it will be Susan Rice versus Tucker Carlson,” he said, referring to Carlson, who was fired by Fox that day, and Rice, who abruptly left the Biden administration.
The remark prompted a brief delay before anchor Jeanine Pirro responded “OK” and swiftly moved on to the next segment.
According to Mediaite, that was one of the few mentions of Tucker Carlson on Fox News on Monday, including one from Harris Faulkner, after it became known that Fox and Carlson “had parted ways.”
During his program, Sean Hannity compared Tucker Carlson to Don Lemon, a former CNN presenter.
“We’re not talking about Tucker. I don’t really have any details on it. But he had a massive audience and has a huge following. This guy [Lemon] had nobody,” said Hannity.
On his radio show, Hannity said Carlson’s departure from Fox was” very, very hard. My phone has been blowing up all day about the news that Tucker Carlson and the Fox News Channel have parted ways. And the hard part for me is I don’t have a clue. I don’t know what happened. I don’t know anything about it. … I have no idea.”
Brian Kilmeade, the presenter of the replacement program that occupied Carlson’s time slot, began the program by referencing Carlson.
“As you probably have heard, Fox News and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” he said. “I wish Tucker the best. I’m great friends with Tucker and always will be.
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, told Newsmax that Fox News will suffer the most from the split.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“I think this tells us a lot more about Fox than it does Tucker Carlson. This is the continuation of Fox’s devolution. This is not the first popular conservative talk show host that they’ve kicked to the curb. We had [Bill] O’Reilly, we had Glenn Beck, even Megyn Kelly. They’re shedding their conservative skin, is what they’re doing,” he said. CONTINUE READING…