- The surprise announcement Monday by the Fox News Channel that it has parted ways with top opinion show host Tucker Carlson brought plenty of reaction.
- Pure joy,” a Fox reporter reporter reportedly told “Rolling Stone“ about split. “No one is untouchable. It’s a great day for America, and for the real journalists who work hard every day to deliver the news at Fox.
A network correspondent reportedly said: “Good riddance. For a while there it seemed like he was running the network. This clearly is a message that he’s not. In the interim, it’s a morale boost, that’s for sure.”
The Fox host who has the No. 1 show at the network, which means that person essentially also brings in the most advertising revenue, can appear untouchable.
- Former top-rated opinion show host Megyn Kelly called the decision a “massive error.”
- Kelly also said on her podcast: “I think this is a massive misjudgment of what their audience wants. … If this is a reaction to the Dominion lawsuit why is Maria Bartiromo there? Why is Jeanine Pirro still there? Why is Suzanne Scott still there? The CEO of Fox News,” she questioned. “She got them in far more trouble with her executive emails panicking about Dominion and the audience than anything Tucker did.”