According to an earth-shattering announcement made by the scandal-ridden Fox News Network on Monday morning, one of the network’s most notable and highly-controversial talking heads and primetime hosts — none other than Tucker Carlson — has parted ways with the ultra Right-wing network, effective immediately.
The bombshell development comes in the wake of the Conservative network’s recent controversy and media attention surrounding the massive lawsuit lodged against them by Dominion Voting Systems, for knowingly defaming the voting system company and purposely spreading lies and blatantly false information regarding Dominion’s role in Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential election loss. That massive lawsuit was settled between Fox’s parent company and Dominion Voting Systems for an absolutely staggering $787.5 million.
The announcement of Tucker Carlson’s immediate departure from the ultra Right-wing network came just mere days following the settlement of the defamation suit.
In a rather short, undetailed statement released by Fox News this morning, the Conservative network said:
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.”
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The network confirmed that Carlson’s last segment with Fox News took place on Friday. The now-former primetime host will not receive a formal sendoff and will not return to the air.
Fox News has refused to comment on the matter beyond the scope of their public press release and, as it stands, there has been no confirmation as to whether or not Carlson’s sudden, unexpected departure from the fringe Conservative network is in any way related to the Dominion Voting System defamation lawsuit.
Throughout the course of the long-running Dominion lawsuit, Tucker Carlson was implicated numerous times as one of the key Fox employees to repeatedly, blatantly, and knowingly spread Trump-fueled lies about the voting system company to his millions of viewers on live television, despite knowing full and well that his claims were categorically false.
This story is breaking and developing. Information will be added or updated as it becomes available.
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