Tucker Carlson shared his perspective about being fired by Fox News during a recent interview with Balázs Orbán, a top adviser to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
The controversial conservative commentator was fired April 24 by Fox News with no prior warning.
He claims the experience prevented him from becoming overly egotistical and allowed him to see himself as “just like everyone else,” according to a report from the Daily Caller.
He conveyed gratitude for the experience, stating, “I’ve loved it.” He went on to mention the support he received from his colleagues, including his executive producer, Justin Wells, who was terminated shortly after his firing.
Carlson emphasized that despite the professional changes, his personal life remained largely unchanged, with his family and pets providing a constant source of comfort.
“This is my third time being fired as an adult, and I would recommend it to anybody,” Carlson said. “It’s great to get fired, because it keeps you from being a truly horrible person.”
He elaborated on the dangers of success, noting that it can lead individuals to develop an inflated sense of self-importance. Being let go, according to Carlson, served as a humbling reminder of his humanity.
“I’m really glad that I got — and I think my wife is really grateful that I got fired also,” he added.
Carlson’s show on Fox News garnered more than four million viewers in 2020, marking it one of the highest ratings in cable news history, according to a report from The New York Times.
The enduring strength of his ratings made his Fox firing incredible because the loss of advertising revenue from one of cable’s top-rated shows had to impact the network’s revenue.
His sudden departure did not mark the end of his broadcasting career, though.
In June, he launched an independent show titled “Tucker on Twitter,” where he continues to share monologues and interview notable figures, including former President Donald Trump.
His popular X channel led Fox News to accuse him of breaching his $20 million contract with the network, set to expire in January 2025.
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