Megyn Kelly responded to the news that Tucker Carlson had been fired by Fox News, calling it a “terrible move” by the network.
During her Sirius XM “The Megyn Kelly Show” podcast, Kelly said Carlson’s departure was not part of Fox News’s recent $800 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems.
Reading the Fox News statement, Kelly noted there would be no goodbye episode from Carlson.
“This is a terrible move by Fox and it’s a great thing for Tucker Carlson,” 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 Fox News’ 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.”
“And they [Fox] went into a panic as the audience started to flee,” she added.
“Then they overcorrected. By covering the bulls*** claims about Dominion as though they were plausible and gave way too much credence to some of those claims on the air,” Kelly added.
Carlson was “one of the few” that disputed the claims.
“He was not the reason for that settlement. … They get rid of Tucker. Talk about misjudging your audiences yet again … I think this is a massive error,” she said.
“I firmly believe Tucker will be better off,” the podcast host added later.
“I think these cable networks are dinosaurs … getting out under the thumb of the big corporate management is a blessing. It is a blessing and I know that he’s smart enough to know that.”
Kelly also tweeted prior to the show: “Good for Tucker,” adding, “Trust me, he doesn’t need them.”