Now that Fox News has ousted its top-rated host Tucker Carlson, the network is facing fallout from its conservative fanbase.
While speculation swirls the decision was connected to the recently settled Dominion Voting lawsuit, an LA Times report says otherwise.
According to the Times FOX Chairman Rupert Murdoch made the decision based on Carlson’s controversial coverage about January 6. Former news producer Abby Grossberg’s discrimination lawsuit against Carlson also reportedly played a role as well.
Carlson brought in over 3 million views per night. The company’s stocks plummeted over 5% yesterday, erasing around $1 billion in market value.
Some conservatives celebrated Carlson’s freedom from the company. Some even suggested he might run for president. Representative Matt Gaetz isn’t sure about that but does believe Carlson will continue to have an influence on conservative voters.