Tucker Carlson’s departure was met with shock among Fox News staff and widespread outrage on social media, leading to Brian Kilmeade defending him as “an incredible friend”, while fans rallied behind their hero.
Following the firings of Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon from CNN, memes flooded the web as many attempted to combine their views despite having distinct points of view.
Tucker Carlson’s phone lights up with well-wishes
Fox News is trying to disprove accusations about its election claims with a new video that shows gunman preparations to enter its headquarters, as well as chaos caused by him once inside.
Media Matters for America recently released a video in response to Tucker Carlson being shown interviewing a makeup artist about their experience applying cosmetics – one of several videos released since his firing last week.
Dominion’s lawsuit includes an anonymous text thread in which top Fox hosts including Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham turned away from holiday dinner prep to criticize their employer and complain about colleagues.
This message from Carlson’s producer makes clear Fox’s concern over allegations of conspiracy arising after Fox incorrectly called Biden’s Arizona race for him, as well as rising dissatisfaction among senior staff over Sidney Powell’s indefensible claims.
Gunman storms Fox news headquarters in Memphis
Fox News Channel (FNC), owned and operated by the Fox Corporation with headquarters located in New York City.
Tuesday afternoon, an individual who claimed they were following divine instruction opened fire on Memphis-area Fox affiliate station Fox affiliate Memphis Fox News affiliate Fox Memphis and fired their weapon into it, before proceeding to barricade themselves inside a Ubee’s restaurant nearby and barricad himself inside before police secured the building and advised residents to remain indoors as no injuries occurred.
Nexstar Media Group currently owns most Fox-affiliated stations (having acquired some from Tribune Broadcasting in 2015, to rename themselves Nexstar Media Group). Most stations still maintain their local news operations while some also broadcast Xploration Station – an hour-long block that meets Children’s Television Act guidelines and airs during late newscasts most weekdays; additionally some stations carry simulcasts of this two-hour block via subchannel of full power television station co-owned or managed by Nexstar.
Late night host Greg Gutfeld jumps to the defense of Tucker Carlson
Greg Gutfeld of Fox and Friends TV news program has taken to defending Fox News star Tucker Carlson after being accused of inciting violence with recent tweet. Gutfeld believes criticism directed toward Carlson indicates people’s decreasing faith in media outlets.
Recent Nielsen ratings reveal that “Gutfeld!” outdistanced the two longstanding late night network shows “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” when it came to average viewership. Although not part of Writers Guild of America union, Gutfeld! does employ non-union writers.
Fox News and three of its hosts – including former Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell – including Dominion Voting Systems have been sued for $2.7 billion after false claims caused it death threats and other abuse. A judge granted permission for this lawsuit to go forward. Smartmatic, another election technology firm implicated by Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results have also filed suit against Fox.
Megyn Kelly hits out at MSNBC
Kelly once seemed poised to become one of the highest-paid TV stars, yet now appears likely to leave NBC News. Although her show debuted to great fanfare, ratings soon declined after she asked why it would be offensive for white people to dress up in blackface costumes.
She was particularly critical of the New Black Panthers, alleging they engaged in voter intimidation. Additionally, she lambasted other media for not covering this story as thoroughly.
Kelly has talent, yet seems disassociated from the milieu that Fox and Roger Ailes fostered for her. It appears she used her Fox cred to gain ratings advantage with Jones rather than report the truth about what really happened at Sandy Hook. NBC must have known who Kelly was playing; yet they made a serious error by permitting her to normalize such dangerous conspiracy theorists as Alex Jones.