The majority of media analysts predicted that a rival network would soon make a substantial offer to erstwhile Fox News star Tucker Carlson, and as it turns out, they were right.
Several publications report that in a letter made public on Tuesday, the CEO of the right-wing “new media” network Valuetainment offered Tucker Carlson $100 million over five years and the position of president of content.
This letter’s format was:
I’ll get right to the point.
We want you to partner with us in what we feel is a noble and necessary effort to define the future of media.
Here’s our offer:
$100M over 5 years.
An equity stake in Valuetainment
President of Valuetainment and a board seat to project your strategic vision and voice.
Your own podcast(s) and other daily/weekly shows.
Documentaries and movies covering topics you care about.
What else? We are all ears.
Our convictions about freedom, liberty, and truth run deep and we believe we are the absolute right fit for you and America.
While we may not be the biggest media company, we are a new media leader driving into the future to make truth, fair debate, and commentary more accessible, consumable, and protected.
We are 100% serious about our offer.
— Patrick Bet-David (@patrickbetdavid) May 2, 2023
Earlier on Tuesday, Bet-David reportedly discussed his intention to make a significant offer to Carlson on The Megyn Kelly Show. Kelly tweeted her support for a potential partnership between Tucker Carlson and the conservative startup.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) May 2, 2023
“I believe Tucker’s voice is one of the most necessary voices in America,” Bet-David told Kelly, adding that “the world needs to hear that voice.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
He continued by saying that other media outlets were probably making Carlson greater offers, but not better ones. CONTINUE READING…