Tucker Carlson, who stepped down as primetime FOX News host, released the first episode of what would be his new show on Twitter Tuesday, sparking a confrontation with the cable network he’s contracted to through early 2025. there is a possibility.
The 10-minute video, the first long commentary since FOX pulled him off the air in April, showcases what nearly three million FOX viewers would have seen on his nightly show. It looked like a simplified version.
There were no guest or produced corners, just Mr. Carlson’s monologue, in which he covered some familiar themes. He expressed sympathy for Russian President Vladimir Putin and mocked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. He accused the mainstream media of lying. He concluded by declaring that UFOs and extraterrestrial life “do exist”.
“From today we are on Twitter,” Carlson said in the video. “I hear there are no gatekeepers here. If it turns out to be a lie, we will leave.”
He closed out a show called “Tucker on Twitter,” promising to be back for “more stuff soon.”
Fox management concluded that Carlson was taking too much responsibility and pulled him off the air. The two sides have yet to reach an agreement on the terms of his departure, including what kind of shows he can continue to produce. Anchors like Carlson typically have contractual terms that prohibit unauthorized media appearances.
Fox News did not respond to a request for comment.
Carlson announced last month that he would bring a version of the Fox show to Twitter.
Carlson’s dismissal came after the Fox board discovered racist text messages Carlson sent to one of the producers. The text message was one of the pieces of evidence collected by Dominion Voting Systems as part of a defamation lawsuit against false election fraud claims aired by the station.
Fox settled with Dominion for $787.5 million on the day the trial was due to begin in April.