If you have any interest in conservative media, you have undoubtedly heard that Tucker Carlson has left Fox News.
Monday’s shocking announcement reveals that the 53-year-old provocateur is departing the network after 14 years.
In 2009, Carlson joined Fox News as a contributor before transforming into the primetime juggernaut for which he is currently best known.
His show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” debuted in 2016 to phenomenal ratings and remained one of Fox News’ heavy heavyweights on network cable (his show’s late-night re-runs were beating first-run content from CNN, for example.)
Carlson appeared to be a well-liked coworker, was experiencing phenomenal ratings success, and had not recently degraded any women over the age of 50. In other words, he is the exact opposite of Don Lemon, who was also recently dismissed.
Monday saw both Don Lemon and Tucker Carlson lose their jobs, but only Lemon’s dismissal from CNN makes any logic.
Even if “CNN This Morning” had been a tremendous success, the fact that Lemon was a malcontent and bully on his program would have justified his dismissal.
But what about Carlson? Something about this dismissal does not make sense.
Fans and critics alike are naturally speculating aloud about what happened to Carlson.
New information from the news-focused website Mediaite suggests that Carlson’s departure from Fox News may not have been as amicable as previously believed.
Fox News stated in a statement sent to The Western Journal that all parties “have agreed to part ways” and thanked him for “his service to the network.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
According to Mediaite, that “agreement” to part ways may not have been the most accurate way to describe the situation.
The outlet, citing multiple unnamed sources, claimed that Carlson’s expulsion was “not voluntary,” and that the conservative firebrand had been forced out by the powers above him. CONTINUE READING…