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Tucker Carlson Has Theory on Why He Was Fired

Although Tucker Carlson has made no public comments about being fired by Fox News as of Tuesday morning, a new report said he believes his ouster was part of a one-two punch hitting Fox News.

The host of the ratings juggernaut “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was abruptly axed Monday.

“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” Fox News said in a statement. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”

According to Vanity Fair, Carlson has told people he believes his show was killed and he was fired because the Murdoch family plans to sell Fox News. The report cited sources it did not name.

Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch has made his son, Lachlan, the CEO of Fox Corp., the parent of Fox News.

Carlson was called Monday morning by Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and told his show was being taken down and his Fox News email had been shut down, according to the report.

He told those around him that Scott did not explain the decision, telling him only that it was made “from above,” Vanity Fair reported.

The report said that as of last week, Carlson was confident his contract at Fox was on the brink of being renewed through 2029.

A report in The New York Times said Murdoch and Scott made the decision to fire him.

The Times report said Carlson faced “a growing list of troubles inside the network related to his conduct on and off the air, some of which had been grating on Lachlan Murdoch.” It cited “two people with knowledge of the company’s decision” as its source.

Paddy Manning, who wrote a book about Lachlan Murdoch, said Murdoch was the impetus for ousting Carlson, according to The Washington Post.

“Lachlan is pretty sensitive to accusations of a toxic work environment where sexual harassment is involved,” Manning said.

Abby Grossberg, who worked on Carlson’s show, has filed a lawsuit claiming she faced a sexist and hostile work environment, and some reports have said that was a big factor in the host’s firing.

Manning added that many high-profile people pushed out by Murdoch were not fired due to one huge incident but rather “a buildup and then a final last straw.”

With no official reason for Carlson’s ouster, speculation filled the news media and social media.

In writing about Carlson’s departure, The Hill noted it came after Fox News settled a lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million. Dominion had claimed it was defamed by Fox News after the 2020 election.

According to The New York Times, Carlson is being sued by Fox News producer Abby Grossberg who has sued Carlson citing the workplace culture at Fox News.

READ 90 COMMENTS
  • Rocko says:

    Let’s boycott the mother effers!

  • Auntie Vyris says:

    I call BEE ESS on the “toxic work environment”. It’s a lie. And it’s not because they’re gonna sell it. If you’re selling, why toss away your biggest asset?

    Tucker got fired because he’s telling the truth.

  • Ellie says:

    I think Tucker will start his own program, similar to Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze,” and be wildly successful. Getting the boot from Fox may have done him a favor, giving him the time and freedom to become far greater than what Fox would allow. The Fox door has closed. Another door will open to a much better opportunity.

  • tony says:

    Carlson was axed because of a few things and ill name most of them..first he released the Jan 6th videos that told the truth something the left wanted hidden they didn’t want people to see cops letting people in and giving them tours..yes some people acted the fool but that was maybe 5% of them..next because he tells the truth about the Biden’s Pelosi and company.he was waking people up to the truths that main stream media ignores..he openly talked about what the left has been doing and covering up..they needed him gone..so they could go back to pulling the wool over peoples eyes..and then there is the law suit by the woman who claimed sexual problems and hostile work place..funny how all of a sudden now it comes up when he had the number 1 rated show..this woman just got there and all of a sudden she has a problem? im sure if you dig deep enough you will see she has tie’s to either Biden or the D.N.C..and lastly the owners are leftists they were offered some really good things to axe Tucker..i don’t believe for 1 minute now all of a sudden they have a problem with Tucker he has been doing this for years making them millions…

  • Norma JULVE says:

    no more fox new for me

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