Rupert Murdoch has had more than a few occasions in recent memory to kick former Fox News host Tucker Carlson to the curb. So what was the final straw?
According to the editor of the Daily Beast Andrew Kirelwho oversees media coverage and that of the Daily Beast Confider Media Bulletin, that was the culmination of things. But one mistake Carlson made stands out the most.
“I don’t know if Don Lemon is the face of CNN, but Tucker Carlson is the face of Fox News. They’ve hitched their wagon to him for the last few years, they’ve stood up for him in all the controversies he’s had, whether it’s immigration, immigration commentary, women’s commentary, commentary on, you name any racial minority. They stayed with him and now all of a sudden they’re abandoning him…” Kirell says in this episode of The new abnormal Political podcast.
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“It got to a point where he thought he was bigger than the network and it shows through much of his behavior over the last few years. But the Dominion documents also showed that this guy despised frames here.
Getting rid of a network’s face might seem like a bad business decision, but Kirell tells TNA co-hosts Danielle Moodie And Andy Levy that the Murdochs may have seen things a little more optimistically, especially considering how the network fared after the ousters of Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly.
“These are people who all thought they were bigger than Fox News,” says Kirell.
Is Tucker the first of several departures? Kirell thinks so.
“Other heads will roll,” he says.
Rupert Murdoch is still a billionaire. He won.
More! Hosts Andy and Danielle make hilarious guesses about where Tucker and former CNN anchor Don Lemon will go next. Is a Freaky Friday switcheroo possible?
Also in this episode: Andy talks to Chris Geidnerassociate legal affairs editor at Grid News, which explains how Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas became “the bomb throwers, the fire throwers on the right.”
He also shares his views on the absence of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and makes an educated guess on how the Fifth Circuit will rule on the abortion drug Mifepristone.
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