Tucker Carlson’s next step has been revealed following the abrupt cancellation of his Fox News show last week.
The Western Journal reported that Carlson is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser in Alabama on Thursday, but it has nothing to do with rumors that he is considering a bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024.
“Carlson is appearing on behalf of Rainbow Omega — a residential care home intended for adults with mental disabilities near Oxford, Alabama, a city in the northeastern part of the state. The fundraiser is taking place in the Oxford Performing Arts Center,” the outlet reported, citing local Alabama media.
According to AL.com, his appearance was scheduled well before the cancellation of his program. Tim Hodge, the director of Rainbow Omega, informed the news outlet, “He will arrive on Thursday.” Actually, we scheduled his return last autumn.
“The timing for last week’s announcement was unexpected by anybody,” Hodge continued. “Anytime you have a featured speaker from the world of politics, with our country’s political divide, you can bet there’s a lot of interest. It was kind of an unusual situation. There has been renewed interest.”
“We’re looking forward to him being here and being part of our fundraiser,” Hodge added after mentioning Carlson’s firing, AL.com noted further.
Tucker Carlson speaking in Oxford next week — Former Fox News host to be featured speaker at annual Rainbow Omega fundraiserhttps://t.co/3GB15WPdFG
— 1819 News (@1819News) April 29, 2023
According to a recent survey, Carlson is still more popular among Americans than his former employer.
Rasmussen Reports’ survey found that Carlson remains popular among likely conservative and Republican voters. “Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable impression of Carlson, including 36% who have a Very Favorable opinion of him,” the polling firm reported.
“Thirty-four percent (34%) have an unfavorable opinion of Carlson, including 25 percent with a Very Unfavorable impression,” the company stated in a press release.
In contrast, Fox News now has a lower approval rating among likely voters, with only 52% of voters viewing the network favorably and 24% viewing it very favorably, figures that are significantly lower than Carlson’s. 42% of prospective voters had an unfavorable opinion of Fox News, with 28% having a very unfavorable opinion.
Only 19 percent of voters believed that Carlson’s dismissal from the network would have a positive influence on the network. In contrast, 32% believed that his departure would truly diminish the platform’s quality. In contrast, 42% of respondents did not believe Carlson’s departure would have a significant impact on Fox.
The reason why Carlson’s program was taken off the air a week ago remains unclear. According to a report from late last week, another start-up network is interested in contracting him and granting him free reign.
TMZ reports that Newsmax is interested in giving Tucker Carlson his own primetime show and enabling him to program the entire network. This would grant Carlson a substantial amount of authority, including the ability to decide which shows are presently broadcast on the network.
More on this story via Conservative Brief:
“Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … the news channel is doing everything it can to sweeten the deal for Tucker to come on board — including floating the idea of letting him program the whole channel, not just his own show. That would be a pretty enticing deal point … in addition to having his own primetime show, Tucker would have a say over what shows lead into and out of his show, which can be key in achieving bigger TV ratings,” TMZ reported. CONTINUE READING…