Senior ranking officials within Joe Biden’s Department of Defense were reportedly filled with “delight and outright glee” following the news that Tucker Carlson had been fired from Fox News, according to anonymous leaks.
It’s not surprising that the deep state would be celebrating Carlson’s departure, given that he frequently criticized the upper ranks of the “woke” U.S. military.
“What if the woke brain virus began to infect the last remaining meritocracy in this country, the bedrock guarantee of our safety and our freedom? That’s the U.S. military. If that happened, it would be a legitimate disaster,” Carlson said in one program.
According to a report from Politico:
Carlson’s criticism of Biden-era personnel policies appealed to many of the rank-and-file, which has a large bloc of conservative members.
But at the upper levels of the Defense Department, news of Carlson’s firing from Fox News on Monday was met with delight and outright glee in some corners.
“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.
“Good riddance,” another official told Politico.
Senior DOD officials expressing “glee” came as no surprise to Carlson, who told Politico after Fox fired him, “Ha! I’m sure.”
Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance accused the officials of being cowards for “hiding behind anonymity.”
“Every ‘senior Pentagon official’ who commented on this story while hiding behind anonymity is a coward,” Vance tweeted.
“Call me old fashioned, but senior military officials should maintain neutrality about hot-button political topics. And they certainly shouldn’t run to one media outlet to gossip—anonymously—about another.”
Following the news that Fox had fired Carlson, shares plummeted to as much as 5.1 percent.
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.