Explosive new revelation involving Fox News’ Dominion settlement and the firing of Tucker Carlson
After Fox News settled with Dominion for $787 million, two immediate questions came to mind. First, why didn’t Dominion try to get more out of Fox than just money? Second, who at Fox would end up taking the fall for the catastrophe?
The answer to the second question came quickly, and it was a shocker: Fox News fired Tucker Carlson, its highest rated and thus most profitable host. Now we’re getting what may or may not be the answer to the first question.
Variety is now reporting that Fox News agreed to fire Tucker Carlson as part of its settlement with Dominion. The agreement was supposedly an unofficial one, not put in writing, and was supposed to remain a secret. The thing is, though, this doesn’t necessarily add up.
For one thing, the Variety article appears to be written almost entirely from Tucker Carlson’s point of view, suggesting that he or one of his allies is the source of the news. So if this claim is coming from Carlson’s side, is it even true? After all, this was all about him being a liar to begin with. Is Carlson putting this claim out there as part of the groundwork for a wrongful termination case?
We’re also having trouble wrapping our heads around why Dominion would accept a mere unofficial agreement to fire Carlson. Variety does say that because the settlement doesn’t actually close until the end of May, Dominion could have pulled the plug on the settlement if Fox hadn’t fired Carlson by then. But the whole story seems odd.
If it is true that Fox agreed to fire Carlson as part of the settlement, it could explain why Dominion agreed to settle. Stay tuned; more will surely come out of this Fox News vs Tucker Carlson dumpster fire.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report