Fox News got caught red-handed trying to hide why it fired Tucker Carlson
Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch reportedly gave the controversial order to fire top star Tucker Carlson. But Fox News appears…
Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch reportedly gave the controversial order to fire top star Tucker Carlson.
But Fox News appears not to be telling the truth about why the network gave Carlson the boot.
And Fox News got caught red-handed trying to hide why it fired Tucker Carlson.
After Fox News fired Tucker Carlson, the network did exactly what Megyn Kelly predicted and tried to destroy Carlson through a smear campaign in the press.
Fox News planted one story that top executives were stunned to learn that on the day before the trial over Dominion’s defamation case began network executives supposedly discovered vulgar text messages Carlson sent in private conversation.
The New York Times reported:
Conservative activist Greg Price popped this balloon with his reporting on Substack where he revealed sources with “first-hand knowledge” informed him that Fox News executives knew about text messages for at least one year.
“A person with firsthand knowledge tells me that senior Fox executives knew about these texts since at least last year. Another person with knowledge of the litigation backs this up, telling me that Fox and their lawyers would have been the ones in charge of producing communications for Dominion before Tucker did his deposition last August,” Price wrote.
Other media outlets reported that Fox News fired Carlson in response to a lawsuit brought by former producer Abby Grossberg who claimed Carlson created a hostile work environment when Fox News assigned her to his show.
Price also debunked this claim, writing that Grossberg never met Carlson as she worked out of New York and Carlson broadcast his shows from his homes in Maine and Florida.
“Grossberg never once met Tucker Carlson during her entire time working for his show. She worked out of the Fox offices in New York City, while Tucker has been consistently working out of his homes in Florida and Maine,” Price added.
The real reason for Carlson’s firing likely stems from Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch wanting to use his media empire – Murdoch owns the New York Post and Wall Street Journal in addition to Fox News – to stop Donald Trump from winning the 2024 GOP nomination.
And Tucker Carlson was unlikely to play ball with that new editorial edict.