Live Updates: Fox News Parts Ways With Tucker Carlson Days After Dominion Settlement
Fox News said farewell to its most popular primetime host, Tucker Carlson, on Monday.
The network made the announcement less than a week after agreeing to pay $787.5 million in a defamation lawsuit.Mr. Carlson’s show is one of Fox’s highest-rated shows. One, and its role in disseminating misinformation emerged prominently after the 2020 election.
In announcing the announcement, Fox said made a brief statement Gratitude. “Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his contributions to the network as a host and earlier as a contributor.”
His abrupt resignation stunned insiders at Fox News and the wider conservative media community, where Mr. Carlson had great power to spice up the candidate and the controversy. His position on the network quickly seemed untenable. Fox was promoting an interview that Carlson will have with 2024 Republican presidential nominee Vivek Ramaswamy on Monday.
His last show was on Friday, said Fox.
Carlson didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Fox News host Harris Faulkner said on Monday that the interim show “Fox News Tonight,” which begins that night, will fill the 8 p.m. I said that I will broadcast.
It wasn’t just Mr. Carlson’s words on air that annoyed him. His personal message with the producer — one that slandered former President Donald J. Trump and his legal advisers in the wake of the 2020 election with vulgar and sexist language — was to honor Fox by the Dominion voting system. It was disclosed as part of a defamation lawsuit. In an exchange with a staffer, Mr. Carlson texted Mr. Trump, saying, “I hate him so much.” Another article called Trump a “diabolical force, a destroyer.”
Carlson was promoted to the primetime line-up in late 2016 and quickly emerged as one of the leading media stars of the Trump era.
More than any other Fox host, Carlson used the cultural instability and racial grievances of the former president’s political base to engage viewers. and borrowed some of his central themes from the white supremacist and far-right web and refined them for a more mainstream audience.
When Fox launched the streaming network Fox Nation to make more money from its most loyal fans, it was Carlson who became the new platform’s top personality. of duplicated elites and race-obsessed liberals.
During his prime at Fox, he gave the impression to his colleagues that he was close to the Murdoch family, especially Fox chief Lachlan Murdoch, while defying the network’s senior executives. He’s also been accused of bullying and pressuring his younger colleagues on the news side when he challenged the show’s powerful opinion hosts or accurately reported on the 2020 election results. I exercised my height.
Carlson is also facing a lawsuit from former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg, who said in a lawsuit filed in March that he was on his first day working for Carlson. said he discovered that his office was decorated with a large photo of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a bathing suit. According to Grossberg, Carlson’s staff frequently used vulgar language toward women, and Carlson was summoned to her producer’s office at the top, where she previously worked as a moderator for her business at Fox. Maria was once asked if she had a sexual relationship with Mr. Bartiromo. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy.
Grossberg, who was fired after filing a lawsuit, also filed misleading statements in the Dominion lawsuit after being coerced by Fox’s attorneys to defend offensive statements from Carlson. claimed to have emailed the rest of the staff.
Fox refutes Grossberg’s allegations. A spokesperson said in a recent statement:
Carlson, 53, has been directing the primetime show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” since 2016. In 2021, he signed a new deal with Fox News to develop a series called “Tucker Carlson Originals” for podcast and streaming service Fox Nation.
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