The Wall Street Journal just reported it. Was this part of the settlement?
The network made the announcement. It’s real. Tucker is the only show I still watch on Fox.
No reason was given, but the parting of ways wasn’t very pleasant.
Every outlet is now reporting it. Fox is going to replace him with rotating hosts.
Dan Bongino was dropped last week. He claimed there was no acrimony. They just couldn’t come to terms on an extension.”That’s really it. I really enjoyed myself there. They were good for me for ten years. It’s a sad day. They did give me the opportunity to do one last show. I don’t want you to think they showed me the door. That’s on me, not on them, but I thought it was best to go this way for now.”
Fox News never explained Mr. Bongino’s departure.
- Fox News announced it parted ways with right wing host Tucker Carlson. His last program aired Friday.
- The host is leaving Fox News days after the network reached a settlement with Dominion Voting Systems in its defamation lawsuit.
- Carlson’s program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” has long been one of Fox’s top rated programs.
CBS reported the unceremonious dumping:
Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have decided to part ways, the network announced in a statement Monday.
Carlson’s final show aired Friday, the network said.
“We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” Fox News said in a statement.
Fox News and Tucker Carlson, the right-wing extremist who hosted the network’s highly rated 8pm hour, have severed ties, the network said in a stunning announcement Monday.
The announcement came one week after Fox News settled a monster defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million over the network’s dissemination of election lies.
Fox News said that Carlson’s last show was Friday, April 21.
Fox News is parting ways with conservative firebrand Tucker Carlson, one of the network’s most popular prime-time anchors.
The network announced the stunning news in a statement Monday morning, days after parent company Fox Corp. agreed to pay nearly $800 million to Dominion Voting Systems to avert a high-stakes defamation trial.
“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” the company said in the news release. “Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st.”
Fox News did not specify why Carlson is leaving the network, and a spokeswoman did not immediately respond to an email from NBC News.
Carlson’s program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” remained one of the most watched cable news shows, outpacing rivals at MSNBC and CNN.
In the lead-up to the Dominion trial, Carlson’s internal communications were released and showed him criticizing former President Donald Trump and acknowledging the falsity of his claims about the 2020 election.
Carlson, a longtime political commentator who worked for CNN and MSNBC before joining Fox News, emerged in recent years as one of the channel’s most-watched opinion hosts while also embracing far-right rhetoric and culture war issues.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 24, 2023