Jeffrey Lord of The American Spectator writes (abridged):
So, the stories are everywhere.
Rupert Murdoch fired Tucker, per the Los Angeles Times.
But in all of the chaos, make no mistake.
No less than New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democrat leader, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the Left’s favorite fascist — demanded that Tucker be fired. Tucker had seriously answered the leftist racist malarkey that is the building block of the American Left.
Now, Fox has bowed the corporate knee and done what the farthest left politicians in America demanded. In short, Fox has gone woke.
What a disgrace.
Without question, Fox has managed to self-sabotage in spectacular fashion.
In the torrent of outrage following Tucker’s departure, Fox’s stock got clobbered. As reported here at Bloomberg:
Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Exit Erases $507 Million in Value
Class A shares in Fox Corp. tumble as much as 5.4% Monday
Carlson Tonight had an audience of over 3.7 million at times
Over there at her podcast, the Megyn Kelly Show, Megyn Kelly, a former Fox star herself, let loose, as Mediaite noted:
Megyn Kelly Slams Fox News for ‘Terrible Move’ Parting Ways With Tucker Carlson: ‘Why is Suzanne Scott Still There?’
Mediaite reported that Kelly said:
“This is a terrible move by Fox and it’s a great thing for Tucker Carlson. I don’t know what drove Fox News to make this decision, and it was clearly Fox News’ decision because they’re not letting him say goodbye.” Kelly said. “That’s my supposition. That’s not inside knowledge.”
“The irony here is that — how did they get in trouble with Dominion? They called Arizona too soon, felt their critics, and ultimately that proved to be the case. They were under pressure by their audience to reverse the call.”
“The audience started to leave them in droves because they felt betrayed. Like they didn’t understand the mission of Fox News, which is to be fair to especially the Republicans who don’t get a fair shake on other channels. And they went into a panic as their audience started to flee. Then they over-corrected by covering the bullshit claims about Dominion as though they were plausible and gave way too much credence to some of those claims on the air,” she explained.
“He was not the reason for that $800 million settlement.”
“So what do they do now in the wake of that settlement? They get rid of Tucker. Talk about misjudging your audience yet again,” Kelly said.
“I think this is a massive error. I think this is a massive misjudgment of what their audience wants. If you are — this is a reaction to the Dominion lawsuit — Why is Maria Bartiromo there? Why is Jeanine Pirro still there? Why is (Fox CEO) Suzanne Scott still there?” Kelly asked.
What boggles the mind is that all the dumping on Tucker over the course of his show was coming from the Left.
And Fox has now bowed the knee.
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