This week, Fox News Corporation’s longstanding anchor Tucker Carlson abruptly left the company.
Carlson consistently garnered the highest ratings for Fox News and enjoyed tremendous support from the conservative constituency of the Republican Party, the Libertarian Party, and independents.
The hard-hitting, in-depth stories that Carlson is renowned for investigating are topics that other programs would not venture to approach.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that Pentagon officials are ecstatic that longtime Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson is leaving the network. However, Carlson had an excellent response to their joyous expressions.
Reportedly, an unnamed Pentagon source told Politico that Tucker Carlson’s departure was advantageous for the nation because the military high command could no longer be criticized.
“We’re a better country without him bagging on our military every night in front of hundreds of thousands of people,” the official declared.
Another representative of the Department of Defense responded, “Good riddance.”
The Daily Wire reports that Carlson responded to a request for comment on the story with three words: “Ha! I’m sure!”
The former Fox anchor frequently attacked senior Pentagon officials and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin for a variety of errors, including the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“Carlson left Fox News on Monday with the network issuing a statement announcing his departure which seemingly came as a surprise to the entire country, including those working at Fox News,” The DC Enquirer reported.
“Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” the network said in a statement, according to Forbes.
“We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” Fox continued in its statement. “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.”
The journalist seems to be enjoying his time off, however, with multiple spottings in southern Florida with his wife enjoying the warm sun.
Carlson, according to The Mail, walked out of his $5.5 million oceanfront house in Boca Grande, Florida, and proclaimed, “Retirement is going great so far.”
“I haven’t eaten dinner with my wife on a weeknight in seven years,” Carlson opined.
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After more than two decades in the television news industry, Carlson was asked by The Daily Mail about his prospective future and quipped, “Appetizers plus entrée.” CONTINUE READING…