Tucker Carlson exits Fox News

Tucker Carlson exits Fox News
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Fox News top host and far-right wing propagandist Tucker Carlson has exited the network in the wake of the right-wing cable company’s disastrous $787.5 million defamation lawsuit settlement loss to Dominion Voting Systems.

The move comes as Fox News faces other lawsuits, including one possibly nearly twice the size from Smartmatic, another voting systems company.

“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” a press release called “shocking” by CNN’s Oliver Darcy reads. The Washington Post confirmed the reporting.

“We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor. Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st, Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.”

Carlson’s text messages that became public in the Dominion lawsuit discovery process caught him attacking a Fox News reporter for making a valid fact-check as he complained the company’s stock price was dropping. For years he has been the face of Fox News.

“In the lead-up to the Dominion trial,” NBC News adds, “Carlson’s internal communications were released and showed him criticizing former President Donald Trump and acknowledging the falsity of his claims about the 2020 election.”

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