ER Editor: Update from Zerohedge — Tucker Carlson Fired By Lachlan Murdoch; Here’s What We Know
It IS odd that Fox News finally paid a hefty sum of money to Dominion (the infamous voting machine company likely behind fraudulent voting in the US) given that, according to backchannel sources, they (Fox) had full evidence that Dominion had indeed manipulated the vote. Ditto, apparently, for Alex Jones and the Sandy Hook case – he, too, had full evidence but capitulated to a ‘guilty’ verdict and a sizeable financial penalty. Deep State players?
Dan Bongino was let go almost immediately after this legal decision, before Tucker.
Some early tweets:
Fox News is taking loans from China to pay Dominion’s frivolous lawsuit. In that case, they made the terms of the settlement public.
Now, Fox News is undoubtedly paying Tucker Carlson to go away, because he speaks truth about J6 (which is clearly tied to the theft of the 2020… pic.twitter.com/2WFDUXOZme
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) April 24, 2023
Tucker Carlson’s speech over the weekend was powerful. Too powerful apparently. pic.twitter.com/sxncP26Tda
— TexasLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) April 24, 2023
This was Tucker Carlson Tonight’s last moment.
Eating pizza with the hero delivery man who stopped a car jacker.
I can’t think of a better way for the greatest cable news show in history to end.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 24, 2023
Dan Bongino & Tucker Carlson are out at Fox News.
Fox News just got rid of two of its most-watched conservative commentators.
It is hard to believe this is about business and not about politics.
This strikes me as the beginning of a purge of conservatives on cable news.
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) April 24, 2023
Tucker has been fired from Fox News.
The most watched news show in America, and the seemingly only mainstream media anchor who talks about the hard-hitting subjects.
Now Tucker no longer has a leash or a boss to appease. Only truth.
Game on @TuckerCarlson
— Clandestine (@WarClandestine) April 24, 2023
Tucker Carlson Out At Fox
Tucker Carlson, the highest rated cable news host in history, is out at Fox News. The news comes days after the network cut ties with host Dan Bongino 48 hours after the network settled with Dominion Voting Systems for nearly $800 million.
“Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” reads a statement from the network, which thanks him for his service “as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”
Carlson’s executive producer, Justin Wells, is also out at the network according to Semafor.
According to the statement, Carlson’s last show was Friday, April 21st as he continued to dominate, and his slot will now be filled by ‘an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.”
TV RATINGS: Fox News was #1 in total viewers in cable news on Monday April 17, led by these hours:
4. @jesseprimetime @PeteHegseth
9. @DanaPerino @BillHemmer
— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) April 19, 2023
Full statement from the network (emphasis ours),:
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.
FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the free ad- supported television service FOX Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has also been the most watched television news channel for more than 21 consecutive years, while FBN ranks among the top business channels on cable. Owned by Fox Corporation, FOX News Media reaches nearly 200 million people each month.
Tucker was the cable host who most:
* Opposed US proxy war in Ukraine;
* Denounced CIA, FBI and DHS for its systemic lies and corruption;
* Devoted himself to a pardon for Julian Assange;
* Objected to regime change efforts in Cuba;
* Criticized Trump Admin’s militarism. pic.twitter.com/PEduNzOyW6
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 24, 2023
Shares of 21st Century Fox dropped like a rock on the news, and is now sitting at January lows (the drop in FOXA’s market cap is around the same as the settlement with Dominion).
One of Carlson’s last monologues at Fox…
Were Carlson and Bongino sacrificed as part of the settlement?
And where to next?
And Now A “Stunned” Don Lemon Out At CNN
Two rival networks and two superstar hosts departing on the same day. Within a mere hour after the bombshell news of Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News, CNN announced Don Lemon is leaving.
Lemon, who was long part of the prime-time lineup did a very short but controversial stint as a morning show co-host. “CNN and Don have parted ways,” the network announced. “Don will forever be a part of the CNN family, and we thank him for his contributions over the past 17 years. We wish him well and will be cheering him on in his future endeavors.”
As for the fate of his morning show which he hosted alongside Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins, the network said “‘CNN This Morning’ has been on the air for nearly six months, and we are committed to its success.”
The 57-year old whose recent words and actions have been met with widespread controversy of late said he’s “stunned”…
He said on Twitter: “I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN.” Head added: “I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had the decency to tell me directly. At no time was I ever given any indication that I would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved at the network.”
oops, to ad insult to injury…
Don Lemon’s statement about this morning’s events is inaccurate. He was offered an opportunity to meet with management but instead released a statement on Twitter.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) April 24, 2023
Among other things, he’s recently been accused of misogynistic comments and threatening co-workers. For a review of his rocky (to put it mildly) controversies at the network and largely failed morning show, here’s a trip down ZH headline memory lane:
- Don Lemon’s New Morning Show Debuts, Immediately Bombs In Ratings
- Don Lemon’s Co-Hosts “Stormed Off The Set” After His Comments About Nikki Haley Being Past Her Prime
- Don Lemon Off Air (Again) Monday Following Growing Fallout From His Sexist Comments About Nikki Haley
- Watch: 2023 Don Lemon Would Accuse 2013 Don Lemon Of Being A White Supremacist
Lemon has increasingly been seen by co-workers as a “diva” who berates his female cohosts at the drop of a hat…
I made a video of all the times from December 8’s @CNNThisMorning when Kaitlan Collins and Don Lemon talked over each other before Lemon berated Collins after the show to the point that she got emotional and stormed off the set https://t.co/Bw1edg9OxY pic.twitter.com/q6ZEkqmMva
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 3, 2023
Recall, back in September 2022 we wrote about Lemon’s obvious demotion from primetime to mornings on CNN. At the time, he said: “For all those who are out there saying, ‘Oh, he moved me and without my —,’ he asked me and I said yes. I could have said no. This is my show, I have a contract for this show, I decided I would take him up on that and take this journey with him. This is not someone moving me.”
Lemon exclaimed back in September: “I was not demoted. None of that. This is an opportunity. This is a promotion. This is an opportunity for me to create something around me and I get to work with two great ladies [Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins] who you know.”
Things went bad from the start, and not such good rapport with “the ladies”…
Featured images, Tucker Carlson (screengrabs): Fox News
Featured image, Don Lemon: Mike Blake, Reuters
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