(UnitedVoice.com) – Fox News canceled Tucker Carlson’s show at the end of April, a decision that shocked millions of Americans who tuned in to watch him every night. New reporting indicates the former host intends to go to war with the network.
When Fox News took Carlson’s show off air, they did not terminate his contract, which currently extends until January 2025. That means that if Fox Corp wants to keep him off-air, they can. The only way he can go work for another company is if the media giant allows him to.
Recent reports revealed Carlson has been making it clear that he wants to be back on the air sometime soon. With the 2024 elections coming up, that’s no surprise. His legal team is currently in negotiations with Fox News, trying to work out an exit deal for him. Bryan Freedman, one of Carlson’s attorneys, told Axios it’s “beyond preposterous” to think “anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience.”
Apparently Fox News is planning to hold Tucker Carlson to his $20 million per year contract, which means he won't be able to speak publicly until 2025.https://t.co/BrD0v87k1n
— E. Michael Jones (@EMichaelJones1) May 8, 2023
Carlson is reportedly being heavily recruited by other networks. So far, Rumble and Newsmax have approached him. The contracts offered were allegedly more than the $20 million per year that Fox News is paying him now. NewsNation is also interested in hiring him, per reporting.
It’s not just competitors who want to hire him. Carlson is allegedly thinking about starting his own media empire. He’s reportedly been in talks with Elon Musk about the possibility of working together but didn’t discuss specific projects.
Neither Fox News nor the former host has explained why Carlson’s show was terminated. However, it came days after the network agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems nearly $800 million in a lawsuit settlement related to allegations about the company’s voting machines. In recent weeks, a plethora of damaging private text messages between Carlson and others have been made public. But it’s unclear if any of those texts led to his show being canceled.
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