'I mean it': Newly revealed texts show Tucker Carlson’s use of the 'c-word' could have led to his firing

'I mean it': Newly revealed texts show Tucker Carlson’s use of the 'c-word' could have led to his firing

Days after far-right host Tucker Carlson was ousted from Fox News, The Daily Beast reports newly revealed text messages offer insight into the possible reason for his exit: the "c-word."

This comes after The New York Times reported last month, "Private messages sent by Mr. Carlson that had been redacted in legal filings showed him making highly offensive and crude remarks that went beyond the inflammatory, often racist comments of his prime-time show and anything disclosed in the lead-up to" the now settled Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit against Fox.

According to The Daily Beast, "previously unreported text messages between Carlson and his 'straight-news' colleague, chief political anchor Bret Baier, which were obtained and reviewed by" the publication, "further confirm Carlson's repeated use of the slur."

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The Daily Beastreports:

The first publicly known instance of him calling Powell the slur came in a Nov. 22 text, in which Carlson referred to her as 'that c**t' and a 'f**king bitch to an unidentified Fox employee. Those texts were included in Dominion's public court filings and figured into much of the reporting on the myriad reasons for Carlson's ouster.

Furthermore, the publication found in the newly revealed November 2020 messages shared between Carlson and Baier, "Baier told Carlson that the 'Sydnee [sic] Powell thing is troubling,' referring to the Trump lawyer's refusal to provide evidence for her on-air claims that Dominion’s voting machines rigged the election for Biden."

Baier wrote, "See her answer to you on Maria this am. Ugggh," according to The Daily Beast," before sharing a link to an article on Powell telling Maria Bartiromo on her Fox Business Network show that Carlson was 'insulting, demanding, and rude' in his insistence that she provide proof."

Carlson said, "Does she attack me?" to which Baier answered, "Says you were rude and that's why she didn't respond. Ha."

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The former host replied, "C**t. I mean it."

Per The Daily Beast: "as Confider" — its newsletter — "previously reported, Carlson's repeated use of the phrase, and the fact that Dominion lawyers grilled him on it during depositions, loomed large in his firing.

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The Daily Beast's full report is available at this link (subscription required). The New York Times' report is here (subscription required).

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