More speculation about why Tucker Carlson was fired from Fox News came amid reports that Rupert Murdoch held a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy just weeks before the host’s ouster.
Carlson broke ranks from other media reporters by openly talking about the United States deepening involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, asking questions about the money being sent to the country.
Another clue came in reports that senior members of the military-industrial complex celebrated Carlson’s departure, with one official declaring, “Good riddance!”
“We’re a better country without him bagging on our military every night in front of hundreds of thousands of people,” one senior Defense Department official said.
Now it turns out that establishment media mogul Murdoch had been in communication with Zelenskyy before Fox fired Carlson.
“Fox News Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch held a previously unreported call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy this spring in which the two discussed the war and the anniversary of the deaths of Fox News journalists last March,” reports Semafor.
“The Ukrainian president had a similar conversation with Lachlan Murdoch on March 15, which Zelenskyy noted in a little-noticed aside during a national broadcast last month.”
“The conversations came weeks before the Murdochs fired their biggest star and most outspoken critic of American support for Ukraine, Tucker Carlson. Senior Ukrainian officials had made their objections to Carlson’s coverage known to Fox executives, but Zelenskyy did not raise it on the calls with the Murdochs, according to one person familiar with the details of the calls.”
The report notes that Carlson had previously described Zelenskyy as a “dictator.” Yet another signal as to why he was fired.
According to Chris Menahan, around the time of Murdoch-Zelensky’s phone call, Tucker told Redacted host Clayton Morris he felt his stance on Ukraine would get him fired.
“I’m saying what I really think, and I think it really really matters, and if I get fired for it, I don’t know what to say; I’m not going to change,” Carlson said.
Carlson also revealed that the top boss at Fox News texted him, saying, “For the record, I really disagree with you on Ukraine!”
Here is one video of Carlson reacting to Zelensky thanking BlackRock, J.P. Morgan, and Goldman Sachs for “rebuilding” Ukraine.
However, Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had another theory about why Carlson was fired.
RFK Jr. claimed Tucker was fired because he “crossed a red line” by exposing the network’s “big pharma advertisers” for pushing “deadly and ineffective” vaccines.
Pointing to Carlson’s April 19 monologue, RFK Jr. noted how Carlson called out Big Pharma advertisers controlling Fox News content, which “broke TV’s two biggest rules.”
“Tucker told the truth about how greedy Pharma advertisers controlled TV news content, and he lambasted obsequious newscasters for promoting jabs they knew to be lethal and worthless,” RFK Jr asserted.
“Fox just demonstrated the terrifying power of Big Pharma,” he added.
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