Megyn Kelly reacted to the news that Fox News had cut ties with top host Tucker Carlson, calling it a “terrible move” by the network.
During the Sirius XM “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast opening segment on Monday, the host said Carlson’s departure was not part of the network’s recent $800 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems.
Kelly read Fox News’ statement that said the network and Carlson had decided to “part ways,” noting Carlson’s final show was on Friday and there would be no goodbye episode.
“This is a terrible move by Fox and it’s a great thing for Tucker Carlson,” the host said. “I don’t know what drove Fox News to make this decision and it was clearly Fox News’ decision because they are not letting him say goodbye. That’s my supposition.”
Kelly said Fox News’ settlement with Dominion happened because “they called Arizona too soon … they were under pressure by their audience to reverse the call. The audience started to leave them in droves because they felt betrayed like they didn’t understand the mission of Fox News, which is to be fair to especially the Republicans who don’t get a fair shake on other channels.”
“And they [Fox] went into a panic as the audience started to flee,” she added. “Then they overcorrected. By covering the bulls*** claims about Dominion as though they were plausible and gave way too much credence to some of those claims on the air.”
According to Kelly, Carlson was “one of the few” that went on the air and disputed the claims.
“He was not the reason for that $800 million settlement. … They get rid of Tucker? Talk about misjudging your audiences yet again … I think this is a massive error,” Kelly said.
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“I firmly believe Tucker will be better off,” the podcast host added later. “I think these cable networks are dinosaurs … getting out under the thumb of the big corporate management is a blessing. It is a blessing and I know he’s smart enough to know that.”
Before the show started, Kelly tweeted, “Good for Tucker,” adding, “Trust me, he doesn’t need them.”
Good for Tucker. Trust me, he doesn’t need them. https://t.co/NjFqqsIV4q
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) April 24, 2023
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