Tucker Carlson And Elon Musk Discuss Working Together As Carlson Plots New Path Forward In Media: Report
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Tucker Carlson has reportedly had a conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk about working together after Fox News took him off the air late last month.

The news was contained in an Axios report about Carlson getting closer to allowing his top allies to start going after Fox News for keeping him locked in his contract, which would pay him $20 million a year to keep him on the sidelines until January 2025.

Carlson’s high-profile attorney Bryan Freedman, who was also retained by recently fired CNN co-host Don Lemon, said in a statement: “The idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous.”

The report said that Carlson has been busy “plotting a media empire of his own” after being sidelined by Fox News but is unable to do anything unless they let him out of his contract.

Sources close to Carlson said he was considering building a direct-to-consumer subscription-based media company that would allow him to speak directly to his audience the same way that former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly does.

Musk and Carlson reportedly discussed working together, but no specifics were given. The report said that platforms like Newsmax and Rumble had offered to give Carlson more money than he was making at Fox News.

The report said that Carlson’s top allies have been pressing him to allow them to attack Fox News, but he has so far urged them not to and prefers to deal with the matter privately and professionally. The Daily Wire can confirm this detail based on conversations with multiple people close to Carlson.


Still, sources told Axios that Carlson wants his freedom and is preparing to “unleash” his allies to attack the network: “His team is preparing for war.”

After being taken off the air, Carlson released a statement hinting that he wanted to focus on covering significant issues often not discussed on television news.

“The undeniably big topics, the ones that will define our future, get virtually no discussion at all: war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, natural resources,” he said. “When was the last time you heard a legitimate debate about any of those issues? It’s been a long time. Debates like that are not permitted in American media. Both political parties and their donors have reached consensus on what benefits them, and they actively collude to shut down any conversation about it.”

“When honest people say what’s true, calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful,” he added. “At the same time, the liars who’ve been trying to silence them shrink and they become weaker. That’s the iron law of the universe. True things prevail. Where can you still find Americans saying true things? There aren’t many places left, but there are some and that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope.”

He signed off his message by saying, “See you soon.”

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