Not long after the news broke that Fox News had fired their most popular host, Tucker Carlson, on Monday, angry subscribers to Fox Nation began dropping their subscriptions en masse, vowing to follow the host out of the door.
As The Daily Fetched reported, the network abruptly announced it was parting ways with Carlson, not even giving him a final episode to say goodbye to his viewers.
Fox News released the statement below on Monday:
“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.”
“Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday, April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named,” the statement continued.
The statement, given Carlson was a key figure in the network’s rating success, was clinical at best.
So it wasn’t surprising when supporters of Carlson and subscribers to Fox Nation took to social media to announce they were canceling their subscriptions to the network en masse.
“I just canceled my Fox Nation subscription with the note: ‘No Tucker Carlson, no Fox Nation subscription. Goodbye.’ Who is doing the same?” Scott Morefield tweeted.
Others quickly announced they were parting ways with Fox.
Following the news that Fox had fired Carlson, shares plummeted to as much as 5.1 percent.
As The Daily Fetched reported, Megyn Kelly sounded off on Monday, calling Fox News’s decision to fire Carlson a “terrible move.”
“This is a terrible move by Fox,” the host said.
“I don’t know what drove Fox News to make this decision, and it was clearly Fox News’ decision because they are not letting him say goodbye. That’s my supposition,” Kelly said.
She added that the network’s settlement with Dominion happened because “they called Arizona too soon … they were under pressure by their audience to reverse the call. The audience started to leave them in droves because they felt betrayed because they didn’t understand the mission of Fox News, which is to be fair.”