Fox News is bleeding viewers at 8 p.m. after ousting Tucker Carlson who had averaged more than three million viewers in his final week.
In a petty attempt to punish him for alleging that the General election had been stolen – a move that didn’t help Fox when Dominion took them to court for saying there had been foul play during the count at in 2020. Dominion Voting was subsequently awarded $750 billion in damages. The Murdoch family is pissed. So someone is leaking outtakes. And they are glorious.
So Fox News is leaking Tucker Carlson videos to Media Matters as they attempt to run a smear campaign against him. Unfortunately for them, they make Tucker look like an absolute legend.— Paul Hookem 🇺🇸 (@PaulHook_em) May 2, 2023
In one leaked video Tucker tells Media Matters to “go f*** yourself.”
“His girlfriend was… pic.twitter.com/e8RVE2BQt2
Tucker Carlson’s supporters have now lashed out at the news that former Trump White House spox Kayleigh McEnany will be taking over the 8 p.m. time slot on the network, with many declaring they’ll be switching to other news channels.
McEnany announced that she’ll be temporarily replacing Carlson with a tweet published on May 4, saying she was “honored to share that I will be hosting Fox News Tonight on @FoxNews at 8pm ET all next week (5/8-5/12)! Set your DVR.”
“Please join me next week as we dig into the state of politics, media, culture, and faith in America!,” she added.
The public reacted negatively.
We love Kayleigh but this won’t bring any of us back to Fox. Their firing, smear campaign and leaked vids of Tucker sealed the deal. They are no better than CNN. pic.twitter.com/MR23G1D2Rf— SweetPeaBelle (@SweetPeaBell326) May 5, 2023
Newsmax has announced that its 8 p.m. audience nearly doubled on Monday April 24th, reaching 531,000 viewers, based on Nielsen figures. The following night, the number rose to an average 562,000 viewers, a five-fold increase from the previous week.
Tucker Fights Back – Not a “deal” says Musk
We’re back. pic.twitter.com/sG5t9gr60O— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 9, 2023
On this platform, unlike the one-way street of broadcast, people are able to interact, critique and refute whatever is said.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2023
And, of course, anything misleading will get @CommunityNotes.
I also want to be clear that we have not signed a deal of any kind whatsoever. Tucker is… https://t.co/0TMjuYnKUp