Fox News sent its former presenter Tucker Carlson a “cease and desist” letter after he posted two episodes on Twitter with over 170 million combined views.
“With ‘Tucker on Twitter,’ Carlson and his growing production team are working to elevate Elon Musk’s social media site as a news platform. The cease-and-desist letter has ‘NOT FOR PUBLICATION’ in bold at the top. Fox continues to pay Carlson and maintains that his contract keeps his content exclusive to Fox through Dec. 31, 2024,” Axios reported.
“Carlson is making a First Amendment argument for posting on Twitter and asserts that Fox has committed material breaches of his contract. Carlson’s first two Twitter episodes were straight-to-camera monologues. He plans to keep iterating with longer, more varied episodes and the addition of guests, Axios is told,” the outlet reported.
Carlson’s response to the indictment of former President Donald Trump is scheduled to air on the third episode of Tucker’s program, scheduled to air on Tuesday evening.
Harmeet Dhillon, a well-known lawyer who represents Carlson, said in a statement to Axios: “Fox News continues to ignore the interests of its viewers, not to mention its shareholder obligations. Doubling down on the most catastrophic programming decision in the history of the cable news industry, Fox is now demanding that Tucker Carlson be silent until after the 2024 election. Tucker will not be silenced by anyone … He is a singularly important voice on matters of public interest in our country, and will remain so.”
For all the friends who have been asking “why don’t we see you on Fox anymore?” — This is why. I am passionately committed to free speech and a free flow of information necessary for a free society. Until Fox stops trying to silence Tucker, it’s not a place for me. And I feel for…
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) June 12, 2023
A new survey reveals that Carlson is the media figure in whom people have the most faith for news and information.
“Carlson topped a list included in a new Gallup survey of leading news media figures and entertainment personalities as part of a survey in which respondents were asked who they trusted most to provide them news,” Gallup reported.
“Carlson had 113 mentions, followed by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow (107) and then Fox News pundit Sean Hannity (57), who was tied with former Daily Show host and comedian Trevor Noah. NBC News anchor Lester Holt placed highest among non-opinion journalists, placing seventh with 55 mentions,” the survey found.
“Now we are going to ask you about the one public individual you watch or follow the most to get information,” the Gallup poll stated. “Public individuals are people who have public influence.”
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