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Tucker Carlson Has His Own Theory on Why He Was Fired - If He's Right Even Bigger News Is Coming Soon: Report

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Although Tucker Carlson had made no public comments about being fired by Fox News as of Tuesday morning, one report said he believes his ouster was part of a one-two punch hitting Fox News.

The host of the ratings juggernaut “Tucker Carlson Tonight” was abruptly axed Monday.

“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” Fox News said in a statement. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”

According to Vanity Fair, Carlson has told people he believes his show was killed and he was fired because the Murdoch family plans to sell Fox News. The report cited sources it did not name.

Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch has made his son, Lachlan, the CEO of Fox Corp., the parent of Fox News.

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Carlson was called Monday morning by Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and told his show was being taken down and his Fox News email had been shut down, according to the report.

He told those around him that Scott did not explain the decision, telling him only that it was made “from above,” Vanity Fair reported.

The report said that as of last week, Carlson was confident his contract at Fox was on the brink of being renewed through 2029.

A report in The New York Times said Murdoch and Scott made the decision to fire him.

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The Times report said Carlson faced “a growing list of troubles inside the network related to his conduct on and off the air, some of which had been grating on Lachlan Murdoch.” It cited “two people with knowledge of the company’s decision” as its source.

Paddy Manning, who wrote a book about Lachlan Murdoch, said Murdoch was the impetus for ousting Carlson, according to The Washington Post.

“Lachlan is pretty sensitive to accusations of a toxic work environment where sexual harassment is involved,” Manning said.

Abby Grossberg, who worked on Carlson’s show, has filed a lawsuit claiming she faced a sexist and hostile work environment, and some reports have said that was a big factor in the host’s firing.

Manning added that many high-profile people pushed out by Murdoch were not fired due to one huge incident but rather “a buildup and then a final last straw.”

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With no official reason for Carlson’s ouster, speculation filled the news media and social media.

In writing about Carlson’s departure, The Hill noted it came after Fox News settled a lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million. Dominion had claimed it was defamed by Fox News after the 2020 election.

According to The New York Times, Carlson is being sued by Fox News producer  Abby Grossberg who has sued Carlson citing the workplace culture at Fox News.

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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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