The boss of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, decided to fire Tucker Carlson and the host was released without any prior warning.
The Los Angeles Times reported, “A representative for Fox News had no other details about Carlson’s departure. People familiar with the situation, who were not authorized to comment publicly, said the decision to fire Carlson came directly from Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch. Carlson’s departure is related to a discrimination lawsuit filed by producer Abby Grossberg, who was fired by the network last month, the people said.
New York Times Carlson added that they were given no warning, “Mr. Carlson was given no heads up that his tenure at Fox News was over, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The anchor was told of the network’s decision on Monday morning, and executive Justin Wells was also out of a job.
Jeremy Peters of the New York Times said his report suggests a problem with Carlson’s behavior:
Jeremy Peters is on #Last WH Of Tucker Carlson’s firing, “There seems to be some concern here about some kind of interpersonal problem related to his[Tucker Carlson’s]behavior.” pic.twitter.com/dNuTUybxr6
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) April 24, 2023
No matter how big Fox News is, they don’t fire their money-making stars because of legal settlements. Murdoch’s history is of firing Fox stars who put the company in legal jeopardy.
Murdoch didn’t warn Carlson that he might be fired, because he wanted to surprise him.
All the details are still unknown, but it appears that Tucker Carlson’s behavior has put Fox in legal jeopardy and led to his firing.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
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Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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