A video clip of the media magnate Rupert Murdoch engaging in an altercation with a supporter of Tucker Carlson has recently resurfaced on the internet. Murdoch denies having any influence over Carlson’s dismissal from his position at Fox News during the conversation captured on audio.
“Did you fire Tucker Carlson? Did you fire my favorite guy, Tucker Carlson?” the person asked. “Why’d you lie, Mr. Murdoch?”
“I didn’t do it,” Murdoch responded.
Murdoch’s denial should not come as a surprise, given the influential role he has played in shaping the media landscape for decades. Murdoch, in his capacity as chairman of News Corp, the company that operates Fox News, has been at the center of a number of controversial issues and the frequent target of criticism from those who hold opposing views.
Murdoch’s detractors continue to believe that the media mogul played a direct role in Carlson’s resignation. They contend that Murdoch’s personal beliefs may have influenced the network’s decision-making process.
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