Why Carlson Believes He Was Fired and What It Means for the Future

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AF Branco / Creators.com

If you haven’t heard, Fox News’s Tucker Carlson has been fired.

Why? Well, there hasn’t been any real reason given as yet, either by Fox itself for Tucker.

Naturally, that has led to more than a few rumors, all speculating what Tucker could have done to deserve such an ousting or how depraved Fox management is to let such a host go.

According to the Monday statement made by Fox, “FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and, prior to that, as a contributor.”

Of course, it was an agreement so much as Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott called Carlson Monday morning while he and other staff members were prepping for his show to let him know that his show was being canceled, and his Fox email shut down immediately.

According to insiders, Scott told Carlson the decision came “from above,” hinting that Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch, or more likely, his son, Lachlan, who is CEO of Fox Corp, Fox News’s parent company, had made the decision.

According to a New York Times report, Carlson has endured a “growing list of troubles inside the network related to his conduct on and off the air, some of which had been grating on Lachlan Murdoch.”

But per a Vanity Fair piece, Carlson told a few people that he believes the real reason is not just about himself. Instead, he thinks the Murdoch family plans to sell Fox News. Cutting Tucker’s show and the host himself from the network could easily be one of the first steps in that process.

Of course, that’s just Carlson’s opinion on his ousting.

As some have suggested, there could be a whole bevy of other reasons, including the idea that Murdoch usually fires people due to “a buildup and then a final last straw,” especially if they have a rather high profile like Carlson. At this point, the real reason is anyone’s guess.