The network has lost its most popular host, and his now former colleagues are struggling to act like everything is normal
Tucker Carlson speaks during the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) Feszt on August 7, 2021 in Esztergom, Hungary. The multiday political event was organized by the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC), a privately managed foundation that recently received more than $1.7 billion in government money and assets. The leader of its main board,
Balazs Orban, who is also a state secretary in the prime minister’s office, said MCC’s priority is promoting “patriotism” among the next generation of Hungary’s leaders. (Photo by Janos Kummer/Getty Images)
Tucker Carlson speaks during the Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) Feszt on August 7, 2021 in Esztergom, Hungary.
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ON MONDAY MORNING Fox News crash landed into a new era of poisonous, right-wing propaganda production — one without their leading man Tucker Carlson. The network, which had long defended Carlson from all forms of backlash, announced in a statement that “Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways.”
But according to insiders, while the reasoning behind the decision remains unclear, the parting of ways was far from mutual. A report from the Wall Street Journal indicated that Carlson was informed of Fox’s decision just 10 minutes before the network made its public announcement. Now, for the first time since April 24, 2017, Fox’s 8PM hour did