On Monday, Fox News announced that it had dismissed popular host Tucker Carlson. 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
Time will tell what Fox News decides to do, but the dismissal of Tucker Carlson sparked a social media firestorm this week.
On Monday, Carlson received a phone call from CEO Suzanne Scott informing him that he had been dismissed. According to reports, Carlson was “blindsided” by the news.
According to an Independent report, Carlson was fired as he was negotiating a new contract that would have kept him at the network through 2029.
Now, a former Fox News host believes he understands why Carlson was fired.
During an interview with News Nation’s Chris Cuomo, former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly argued that he believes Tucker Carlson was fired because the network is facing a slew of lawsuits related to the 2020 presidential election.
Fox News recently settled a lawsuit with Dominion for a staggering $787 million. Abby Grossberg, a former Fox News booker, has also filed a lawsuit against the network.
“This morning, the pending litigation was harpooned. Carlson was unaware. It just occurred. “This is the nature of television news, the most evil industry in the United States of America,” O’Reilly stated.
“Tucker Carlson took over from me. For the first three years, his ratings were soft. He lost about a million, maybe a little bit more of my audience, and then in 2020 he took a hard right turn,” O’Reilly said. “Carlson basically programmed for a very hard right audience and his numbers came up.”
Bill O’Reilly tells Chris Cuomo why he thinks Tucker Carlson was fired:
“That’s the nature of television news — the most wicked industry in the United States of America.”pic.twitter.com/6BYflhoDUa
— Patriot Alerts (@alerts___) April 26, 2023
Soon after the announcement of Carlson’s dismissal, reports cast light on the ultimate decision-maker.
More on this story via Conservative Brief:
A new report reveals that Lachlan Murdoch, the chief executive of Fox Corporation, and Suzanne Scott, chief executive of Fox News Media, decided on Friday night to fire Carlson. CONTINUE READING…