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Breaking: Tucker Carlson Reportedly Creating His Own Media Company, Partnership with Elon Musk Possible

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TuckerWorld could be coming to your TV, phone and computer sometime soon.

The Wall Street Journal reported July 14 that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson wants to start a new media company that would build upon his current Twitter broadcasts.

The report is based on “people familiar with the matter” and frames the concept as being in the planning stage, where money is being sought to develop the idea.

Neil Patel, who helped found The Daily Caller along with Carlson, is partnering with Carlson in the venture, the Journal reported.

The report said that as the effort to find the millions of dollars needed to launch the company gets underway, financiers, lawyers and media strategists have been enlisted to join the team building the concept into a company.

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A team from Twitter also has been contacted in the process, the report said.

Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino and Carlson producer Justin Wells met recently, according to the Journal.

Twitter’s representatives have been in talks with the former Fox News host about ways that, for example, Twitter videos could be viewed on a TV set, the report said.

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It framed Carlson as looking askance at YouTube as a location for his project because of the platform’s penchant for censoring conservatives.

The report suggested the company would offer a mix of free content, similar to what Carlson posts on Twitter, with longer and more in-depth content available via subscriptions.

Carlson would be one of several hosts providing content, the Journal reported.

The possibility of “having a set of big brands sponsor Carlson’s show” is also being discussed, the report said.

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The report said that from Twitter’s perspective, the potential deal “would expand the relationship between the platform and one of its highest-profile video creators, and serve as a test case for the social media network’s video ambitions under Elon Musk.”

Musk has said he wants to see left-leaning content providers gravitate to the platform along with conservatives like Carlson.

The Journal reported the media project would not be limited to Twitter but would have a website and a mobile app.

The report noted that Patel and Carlson were college roommates at Trinity College in Connecticut before later connecting to found The Daily Caller, which Patel still runs.

Fox News dismissed Carlson in April, although he is still technically under contract with the network, which filed cease-and-desist letters over his Twitter venture.

Carlson, through his attorneys, has indicated he has no plans to stop his Twitter videos.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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