Elon Musk has responded after Tucker Carlson eventually addressed his fans directly in a video after being fired from Fox News, which set Twitter ablaze.
At the time of writing, the video had received more than 50 million views, prompting Democrat activist Ed Krassenstein to call Carlson an entertainer and make a baseless accusation that the former Fox News anchor was a “bigot.”
“I literally see hundreds of Tweets this morning saying things like ‘Thanks Tucker’ or ‘Go Tucker’. Let me be clear about one thing,” he said.
“Tucker Carlson is an entertainer. He is an entertainer who stoops down to levels of bigotry. He is a liar who would tell people what they wanted to hear, just to get viewers and better ratings,” he said. “His expertise on Fox News was kissing up to his audiences’ confirmation biases and then spinning the narrative and propagating lies and conspiracy theories to entertain those biases.”
But Musk responded in kind.
“Anyone making materially false statements on this platform will get Community Noted, including you, me, Tucker, advertisers, head of state, etc. No exceptions,” he said. “Convince the people and let the chips fall where they may.”
Anyone making materially false statements on this platform will get Community Noted, including you, me, Tucker, advertisers, head of state, etc. No exceptions.
Convince the people and let the chips fall where they may. @CommunityNotes https://t.co/GLK8o7D2FS
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 27, 2023
Wednesday night, Carlson released a video to his supporters in which he urged them to “keep fighting” and assured them that they would hear from him shortly. Carlson stated in the video that after “stepping outside the noise” for a few days, he realized how “unbelievably stupid” most television debates are, arguing that they are “completely irrelevant” and “mean nothing.”
“In five years we won’t even remember that we had them,” he said, adding, “Trust me as someone who has participated.”
Now, speculations circulate regarding the network’s potential replacement for Carlson’s time slot.
Who Will Replace Tucker Carlson at Fox News? ” was the title of a report by Mediaite. Here Are Mediaite’s Top Picks,” in which staff members compiled a roster of prospective hosts who could fill Carlson’s coveted 8 PM time slot. Prior to reaching a final decision on Carlson’s replacement, Fox News stated it would rotate hosts.
Currently, Jesse Watters airs at 7:00 PM ET, Sean Hannity airs at 9:00 PM ET, and Laura Ingraham airs at 10:00 PM ET.
In its report, Mediaite suggested that Fox News could simply switch Watters, Ingraham, and Hannity to the 8 p.m. time slot and tryout a new host in a later time slot. Thus, a more experienced host would merely assume Carlson’s position on the network.
In the event that Fox News retains the primetime hosts in their current time slots, Mediaite has suggested the following six candidates to replace Tucker Carlson:
Greg Gutfeld — who hosts “The Five” and his late-night comedy show “Gutfeld!”
Tulsi Gabbard — a former Democratic lawmaker and 2020 presidential candidate
Kayleigh McEnany — former press secretary in the Trump administration
Brian Kilmeade — a longtime host and figure at Fox News
Pete Hegseth — a co-host and contributor at Fox News
Jesse Watters — who hosts “The Five” and his own primetime show
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Time will tell what Fox News decides to do, but news of Carlson’s firing ignited a firestorm on social media this week. CONTINUE READING…