This is bad for Fox News. Very bad. The superstar, and the king of cable news, Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News. He`s finished. It`s over and out, which is extremely bad for Fox News. Not long ago, Tucker Carlson, Tonight recorded 4,3 Million viewers in 2Q, which was an all-time high for Fox News.
Tucker Carlson`s exit is related to the discrimination lawsuit filed by Abby Grossberg, the producer fired by the network last month, the people said. People familiar with the situation who was not authorized to comment publicly said the decision to fire Carlson came straight from Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch.
Murcdoch is also said to be concerned over Carlson`s coverage of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, in which the host has promoted the conspiracy theory that it was provoked by government agents.
People around the world are shocked. It`s a bomb. A total surprise. But, it sends a message that even the guy with the highest ratings, by a long shot, doesn`t get to survive this disaster!
A rotating schedule of hosts will take over Carlson`s 8 p.m. Slot in the coming weeks, and they will not have a final show. His departure is so abrupt that Fox News was still previewing an episode of his show as of this morning.
Fox News’ Harris Faulkner announces on air that Fox and Tucker Carlson have parted ways, effective immediately.