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Fox Corporation lost $930 million in market value after terminating Tucker Carlson and ending his show. The stock plummeted 5 percent and ended the day closer to 4 percent.
This comes after the network also lost a staggering $787.5 million in a lawsuit settlement with Dominion Voting Systems. This is the largest media payout in history.
A reporter from The Daily Mail tracked down Carlson at his $5.5 million home in Boca Grande, Florida. Carlson was videotaped while driving a golf cart with his wife.
When asked about “parting ways” with Fox News, Carlson joked, “Retirement is going great so far.”
“I haven’t eaten dinner with my wife on a weeknight in seven years,” Carlson said while driving to dinner with his wife.
When asked about his future plans, Carlson joked again, “Appetizers plus entree.”
Tucker Carlson laughing.
With his wife of +30 years & 4 kids.
On a golf cart.
Not a care in the world.
This after the nasty, vicious goblin left threw everything they had at him for YEARS. After all that the left is still miserable.
Tucker is still happy.
Eternal joy pic.twitter.com/74pa31ypas
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 26, 2023
“Tucker Carlson laughing,” political commentator Benny Johnson said. “With his wife of +30 years & 4 kids. Tucker is still happy. Tucker wins.”
Tucker Carlson doesn't give two fox about being 'fired' from the network as he tells https://t.co/Rv1nOeM6YT his future plans https://t.co/IpsI1VxZa6 pic.twitter.com/Gxi3jVYBoE
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) April 26, 2023
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) April 26, 2023
Inside sources told Mediaite that Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News was not voluntary despite the company’s statement that they “have agreed to part ways.”
Pulling in millions of viewers, Carlson was regularly ranked as the number one show on cable news. It’s widely speculated that the decision comes from Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch and his son who now serves as CEO of Fox.
Fox News’s stock is crashing today following their announcement that they are parting ways with @TuckerCarlson. pic.twitter.com/YQk8DS7p5D
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) April 24, 2023
Fox News will air a different show at 8 pm/ET and rotate different Fox News personalities until a host is named.
Here are more reactions to Carlson’s departure:
The First Amendment is gone.
The unholy union of government and big tech created censorship which destroyed free speech.
Fox News firing Tucker Carlson and editors not allowing negative democrat news stories because it would reveal the truth means there is no longer a free…
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) April 26, 2023
Just so we're clear…
Don Lemon got fired because no one watched him.
Tucker Carlson got fired because everyone watched him.
— Joel Fischer 🇺🇸 (@realJoelFischer) April 26, 2023
.@TuckerCarlson's Famous April 19 Monologue: Imagine a News Media Willing to HURT You on Behalf of Its Advertisers
"Sometimes you wonder just how filthy and dishonest our news media are. You'll be in the shower, and you'll think they're bad. But how bad are they? Well, here's… pic.twitter.com/KBTxaUnK0M
— The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@VigilantFox) April 26, 2023