Following a shocking week, in which both Tucker Carlson of Fox News and Don Lemon of CNN were summarily, and publicly, dismissed at the start of the week, numerous questions still remain.
After all, it’s easy to see why Lemon was let go: CNN’s ratings have long since sailed off a cliff, and he routinely pissed numerous liberal women at the network off due to varied off-color remarks.
However, Carlson was a ratings darling, the undisputed king of primetime television, which makes his sudden departure quite shocking.
All the more shocking considering the reason for Carlson’s departure, unlike that of Lemon’s remains a mystery to many.
However, more than one Fox insider certainly has a strong theory as to why Carlson was let go, as revealed by an anonymous source in remarks to the Daily Mail, an excellent source for news that American media generally won’t cover, especially as it relates to the Bidens and other Democrats.
“Tucker still hasn’t been given any indication of why he was taken off the air. His producer Justin Wells was ousted too … We believe Rupert wants to sell the company and it’s harder to find an institutional buyer with Tucker as the main star. Tucker gone makes it more of an appealing media company to buy,” the insider mused.
Now that would make a tad more sense, especially if the Murdoch family is angling for selling the media giant to some woke institutional firm.
However, getting rid of Tucker also promptly wiped $500M off the market valuation of the news network, and it’s safe to say that a drastic decline in company stock is hardly going to engender the best offer.
Almost as if Fox News’s leadership has started to experience undue influence from the liberal mindset, which is generally allergic to math.
As succinctly summarized by Carlson himself, the entire situation could easily be summarized as follows: “a combination of incompetent liberals and top leadership with too much pride to back down is what’s happening.”
Speaking of incompetence, it is almost as though Fox News is pulling an inverse Bud Light: The beer giant took on a “female” spokesperson that appeals to virtually none of its target consumers, while the media network let go of a primetime host who all but guaranteed Fox News’s continued high ratings.
Wherever those ratings go now, however, is quite the mystery.
Venture Capitalist David Sacks, for instance, directly linked the fiasco at Fox News to the fiasco at Bud Light.
“Tonight I’ll be watching Fox News drinking Bud Light. Not,” Sacks drawled.
Fox News guest Michael Tracey also noted that the network shot itself in the foot, even more problematic if the insider scoop turns out to be true.
“Fox News has eliminated the only reason why anyone under 40 pays any attention to Fox News,” Tracey chortled.
However, perhaps the grand prize in effective commentary should go to none other than Marjorie Taylor Greene, who made it abundantly clear that squashing Tucker Carlson is akin to squashing a buried truth that needs to be exposed.
“Cable news is about to be taught a powerful lesson after Fox News caved to the woke mob and fired Tucker Carlson. Americans no longer blindly watch the news like they did decades ago, they only watch the ones who have courage to tell the truth. Americans are about to quit watching,” Greene intoned.
Ironically, Carlson is now free to commence his own presence elsewhere, perhaps on a powerful podcast that is less subject to institutional whims and more amenable to real freedom of expression, not to mention freedom of thought.
Author: Ofelia Thornton