In fact, the very first time I was ever on TV was on his all the way back in 2017. I was not exactly TV-ready, but he looked past that and saw me as a person who had value and could add to the discussion on North Korea, and he took a chance on me. I will always be grateful for that.
However, it seems Tucker is out at Fox News – and that is a sad day for me or anyone else who wants to see alternative viewpoints in our media discourse. Say what you want about Tucker, but he has always been one to put forward perspectives outlets like CNN or MSNBC won’t touch – and we need more of that today now than ever.
Here is the full statement from Fox:
“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.
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.”
I reached out to my contacts at Fox News and according to two sources close to Tucker I know and trust he was “pushed out” due to the fallout from the Dominion lawsuit and settlement. Sadly neither source would say more than that. Was he fired? Neither would do that far.
I will have much more to say on this in the days ahead. However, anyone who loves news and nighttime opinion news should be sad. While I don’t always agree with Tucker, he has been a strong voice in the Conservative movement, and his views deserve to be heard. Something tells me he will be back.
Heck, some have even said in DC conservative circles he has considered running for president on various occasions over the last few years. Is that now possible?