USA 2024 Elections Thread

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Mon Apr 24 20:21:55 PDT 2023

Democrat Deep State $WHACKD Tucker Carlson and Others

Purely political takedown of the biggest name in TV News.
These evil entities will stop at nothing to preserve their
own corrupt power at all costs.

Tucker Carlson Fired By Lachlan Murdoch; Here's What We Know

After an entire day wondering why in the hell Fox News would can the
highest-rated cable news host in the world, ever, the New York Times
comes out with this;


    The decision to let Mr. Carlson go was made on Friday night by
Lachlan Murdoch, the chief executive of Fox Corporation, and Suzanne
Scott, chief executive of Fox News Media, according to a person
briefed on the move. Mr. Carlson was informed on Monday morning by Ms.
Scott, another person briefed on the move said.


    [T]he power that Mr. Carlson, 53, wielded outside Fox News could
not insulate him from a growing list of troubles inside the network
related to his conduct on and off the air, some of which had been
grating on Mr. Murdoch and his father, Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of
Fox Corporation, who co-founded the network in 1996, according to the
two people with knowledge of the company’s decision.


    The host, a polarizing and unpopular figure at the network outside
of his own staff, was exposed as part of a defamation lawsuit by
Dominion Voting Systems as a bully who denigrated colleagues and
sources, often in profane and sexist language, and called for the
firing of Fox journalists whose coverage he disliked. He has also
drawn condemnation from the right and left for his role in fostering a
revisionist account of the assault on the United States Capitol on
Jan. 6, 2021.

So he was mean to people?

We also know that last week, Tucker attacked Big Pharma in one of his

    3 days ago: Tucker’s opening monologue calls out mainstream
media’s role in pushing the Covid vaccines despite their high risk for
serious side effects and death

    Today: Tucker is no longer with Fox

    This is the power of Big Pharma
    — DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) April 24, 2023

    Fox fires @TuckerCarlson five days after he crosses the red line
by acknowledging that the TV networks pushed a deadly and ineffective
vaccine to please their Pharma advertisers. Carlson’s breathtakingly
courageous April 19 monologue broke TV’s two biggest rules: Tucker
told the…
    — Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) April 24, 2023

Oh, there's more:

    One early point of contention was Mr. Carlson’s 2021 documentary,
“Patriot Purge,” which advanced the conspiracy theory that the attack
that day was a so-called false flag operation designed to discredit
the former president and his political movement. Lachlan Murdoch was
said to have been caught off guard by the program, which also led two
conservative Fox News contributors to quit in protest, Jonah Goldberg
and Stephen Hayes.

    In March, Mr. Carlson edited down tens of thousands of hours of
footage from the attack given to him by Speaker Kevin McCarthy and
used them to falsely portray the rioters as people Mr. Carlson called
“mostly peaceful” onlookers who had innocently ambled into the
Capitol. The broadcast drew a rebuke from Senator Mitch McConnell, who
is a friend of Rupert Murdoch’s and said Mr. Carlson had drawn
“offensive and misleading conclusions.”

So he showed the public the January 6th footage and dared question the event.

    There are few people in media who have their own independent
following loyal to them.

    Tucker is one of them. If he goes to an independent platform, his
audience will be even bigger and his voice more influential.

    Fox needed Tucker way more than Tucker needed Fox.
    — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 25, 2023

The Times also says that one of Carlson's former producers said he ran
a "toxic" workplace.

And yet, is any of that worth giving up tens of millions in
Tucker-related ad revenue? It seems that if you routinely question the
regime, it is.

    This was Tucker Carlson Tonight’s last moment.

    Eating pizza with the hero delivery man who stopped a car jacker.

    I can’t think of a better way for the greatest cable news show in
history to end.
    — Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 24, 2023

*  *  *

Tucker Carlson, the highest rated cable news host in history, is out
at Fox News. The news comes days after the network cut ties with host
Dan Bongino 48 hours after the network settled with Dominion Voting
Systems for nearly $800 million.

"Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways," reads a
statement from the network, which thanks him for his service "as a
host and prior to that as a contributor."

Carlson's executive producer, Justin Wells, is also out at the network
according to Semafor.

According to the statement, Carlson's last show was Friday, April 21st
as he continued to dominate, and his slot will now be filled by 'an
interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new
host is named."

    TV RATINGS: Fox News was #1 in total viewers in cable news on
Monday April 17, led by these hours:
    1. @TuckerCarlson
    2. @TheFive
    3. @seanhannity
    4. @jesseprimetime @PeteHegseth
    5. @BretBaier
    6. @maddow
    7. @Gutfeldfox
    8. @OutnumberedFNC
    9. @DanaPerino @BillHemmer
    — TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) April 19, 2023

Full statement from the network (emphasis ours),:

    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.

    Mr. Carlson's last program was Friday April 21st. Fox News Tonight
will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show
helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.

    FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business
Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the
direct-to-consumer streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News
International and the free ad- supported television service FOX
Weather. Currently the number one network in all of cable, FNC has
also been the most watched television news channel for more than 21
consecutive years, while FBN ranks among the top business channels on
cable. Owned by Fox Corporation, FOX News Media reaches nearly 200
million people each month.

    From 8pm to 9pm on Fox, there was extreme, even fundamental,
disagreements between Tucker and Hannity on those key issues - the
kind of internal debate unthinkable on any other network: in lockstep.

    I'd wager the new 8pm host will be far more aligned with Hannity:
standard GOP.
    — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 24, 2023

Shares of 21st Century Fox dropped like a rock on the news, and is now
sitting at January lows (the drop in FOXA's market cap is around the
same as the settlement with Dominion).

One of Carlson's last monologues at Fox...

Were Carlson and Bongino sacrificed as part of the settlement?

And where to next?



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