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    Fox News Collected Secret ‘Oppo File’ On Tucker Carlson In Case of Legal Action: Report

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    The situation between Tucker Carlson and his longtime former employer, Fox News, may soon become extremely unpleasant.

    According to Rolling Stone, the network’s leadership has amassed a secret “oppo file” of dirt on Tucker Carlson, which it plans to use if he attempts to sue the network. However, given the publication’s prior credibility issues, this report may be viewed with skepticism.

    According to the magazine’s report, however, eight Fox News employees claimed to have access to a file that could be used to tarnish Tucker Carlson’s reputation if the network believed he had crossed a certain line.

    In a statement announcing its decision to sever ties with Carlson, Fox News stated: “FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have mutually agreed to part ways. We appreciate his contributions to the network as a host and before that as a contributor.”

    It added: “Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday, April 21st.”

    Irena Briganti, Fox’s senior executive vice president of corporate communications, was the first name listed beneath the published statement. According to Rolling Stone, the “notoriously aggressive” Briganti has maintained “oppo files” on talent and contributors for a significant amount of time.

    Initial reports indicated that the breakup was amicable and mutual, but Rolling Stone claims a source claims Carlson departed on “the worst” and “messiest possible terms.”

    And, according to an email that surfaced during Fox News’ case with Dominion Voting Systems, Carlson stated, “She hates us.”

    “Eight people familiar with the situation tell Rolling Stone that Fox News and its communications department — long led by the notoriously aggressive Irena Briganti — has assembled damaging information about Carlson,” Rolling Stone reported.

    “One source with knowledge calls it an ‘oppo file.’ Two sources add that Fox is prepared to disclose some of its contents if execs suspect that Carlson is coming after the network,” the report continued. “The file includes internal complaints regarding workplace conduct, disparaging comments about management and colleagues, and allegations that the now-former prime-time host created a toxic work environment, three of the sources say.”

    Carlson was dismissed from Fox just a few hours prior to Don Lemon’s dismissal from CNN following a turbulent tenure there. Both have retained the services of Bryan Freedman, a prominent attorney in the industry, which may indicate that legal action will be taken against both networks.

    As for Carlson, he was fired in the immediate aftermath of the network’s massive $787.5 million defamation settlement with Dominion, and some have speculated that was the final straw, while others say Carlson’s coverage of certain topics, such as the January 6 Capitol riot, made executives uneasy. Carlson stated that he believes the Murdoch family, who owns the network, is intending to sell it.

    Carlson released a video encouraging his supporters to “keep fighting” and assuring them that they would hear from him shortly. After stepping “outside the noise” for a few days, Carlson said 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. “Trust me as someone who has participated.”

    More on this story via Conservative Brief:

    Soon after news of Carlson’s firing, reports shed light on who made the final decision to cut ties with the top host. CONTINUE READING…

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