Tucker Carlson's six-year run as the host of his own primetime show at Fox News is over, the network announced, ending a chapter made more tenuous by former President Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 election, David Knowles wrote for Yahoo News.
Photo Insert: Carlson is likely to be a key witness in the $2.7-billion Smartmatic case against Fox, while Ray Epps, whom Carlson tagged as a spy in the MAGA movement and a Proud Boys leader, is also mulling a case against the dismissed Fox host.
While the exact reason for the split between Fox News and its highest-rated host remains unclear, a lawsuit against the network stemming from Dominion Voting Systems' defamation case appears to have been a central factor.
However, ousted Fox New host Bill O’Reilly told Raw Story that Carlson was kicked out after he figured prominently in the Dominion case and made worse by his interview with Trump, a fellow narcissist whom Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch now hates.
Carlson is likely to be a key witness in the $2.7-billion Smartmatic case against Fox, while Ray Epps, whom Carlson tagged as a spy in the MAGA movement and a Proud Boys leader, is also mulling a case against the dismissed Fox host.
To cap it all, Fox shareholders are also set to sue Murdoch, Fox chief Suzanne Scott for irresponsibility and financial mismanagement for agreeing to the Dominion deal.
Even as Sean Hannity, another Trump fluffer at Fox, and ex-Fox news anchor Megyn Kelly are clueless about the supposed “sudden” ouster of Carlson as they admitted to Zack Sharf of Variety, the fact is that Fox will continue to bleed with the commentary and lies dished out by the Trump fans club at the network, which would ruin the company’s financials and cause further losses in viewership.
Just as Russia invited Trump to exile himself in Moscow, the Kremlin has also urged the fired Carlson to just run for the presidency of the US, presumably with the support of Putin’s disinformation network.