Many anxiously await Tucker Carlson’s announcement regarding future plans following his unexpected termination from Fox News on Monday morning. Without notice, explanation or the opportunity for a farewell program and statement, Fox Media Network executives announced that Tucker’s last show was April 21.
Ten minutes after informing Tucker that his show was canceled, the Network posted the following statement:
“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”
On Wednesday morning, Tucker shared a few brief comments about the surprise separation from Fox News. Carlson shared his first public statement outside his Boca Grande, Florida, home. A reporter from the Daily Mail caught up with the news host as he and his wife sat in a golf cart:
“Retirement is going great so far,” Carlson joked with the reporter. “I haven’t eaten dinner with my wife on a weeknight in seven years,” he added.
When asked about his future plans, Carlson quipped: “Appetizers plus entrée.”
According to the Mail reporter, Carlson and his wife then drove away in the golf cart without elaborating on his future plans.
Later on Wednesday, in response to Biden officials in the Pentagon celebrating his separation from Fox News, one DOD official told Politico:
“We’re a better country without him bagging on our military every night in front of hundreds of thousands of people.”
The official asserted that Carlson “made a mockery” of the free press and “repeatedly cherry-picked department policies and used them to destroy DOD as an institution.”
The Daily Wire noted that a second DOD official added, “Good riddance.”
In response to a request for comment regarding statements indicating that Pentagon and Biden administration officials were celebrating his termination, Tucker texted: “Ha! I’m sure.”
Speculation abounds regarding why Fox News Media abruptly released their No. 1 personality. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Carlson’s “open disdain for some of the executives at the company” led to his dismissal.
The Journal added that Carlson’s “famously combative stance toward members of Fox News management and other colleagues caught up with him.”
Reportedly, Lachlan Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch’s son and CEO of Fox Corp., and Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott finalized a decision to terminate Carlson Friday evening.
Tucker has yet to comment in detail on his departure from Fox News. Though some are celebrating now, many speculate Tucker will have the last laugh.https://twitter.com/AmandaLarreni/status/1651187458044833795
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