Tucker Carlson, a former Fox News celebrity, was highlighted by more leaked video, this time demonstrating his belief that the network was under attack from liberal employees.
Carlson was on the set of his show talking to Justin Wells, his executive producer, about an exchange he had involving a female Fox executive, in one of the clips that were leaked to the liberal Media Matters for America (MMfA).
Carlson expressed alarm about lefty employees at Fox, saying individuals with pronouns in their Twitter bios shouldn’t work there.
Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro allegedly had a hard-core lefty as her executive producer, and Carlson said that he “d*cked” her over.
Carlson was concerned that liberals who would wish to delegitimize Pirro and the network might run Pirro’s program.
“I talked to her at great length. It was actually pretty funny,” Carlson told Wells. “I was like, she’s got a lot of liberals working over there. And, you know, they see this as war and we’re the main force on the other side.”
“That’s crazy,” he went on. “If you’ve got pronouns in your Twitter bio, you shouldn’t work here because we can’t trust you because you’re on the other side.”
Carlson added that he declined to “name names” regarding who “did it,” stating, “Just because you’re liberal doesn’t mean you did this. It does mean you shouldn’t work here. And Roger would never put up with this sh*t.”
Later on, he calls “Judge Jeanine [Pirro]’s guy,” one of the allegedly leftist Fox employees, “horrible” and “a screaming left-wing lunatic.”
The dialogue is summarized in the section below:
TUCKER: I did. I talked to her at great length. It was actually pretty funny. I said, you know —
Oh, I said, she tried to get — I was like, she’s got a lot of liberals working over there. And, you know, they see this as war and we’re the main force on the other side. And like, that’s crazy. If you’ve got pronouns in your Twitter bio, you shouldn’t work here because we can’t trust you because you’re on the other side.
And she goes, “Well, who?” And I said I’m not going to name names because I don’t know who did it. And I’m definitely not going to cast aspersions on someone unfairly. Just because you’re liberal doesn’t mean you did this. It does mean you shouldn’t work here. And Roger would never put up with this sh*t. Why would you do that?
Did you know what I mean? They see this as war.
CARLSON: But do you know what I mean, Justin? If you’ve got like that, that horrible guy who was just horrible, who was Judge Jeanine [Pirro]’s guy. I couldn’t. Yeah, that guy’s like a screaming left-wing lunatic. Why does he work here? What? He totally dicked over his anchor, and then we expect he’s not going to dick over the network. Like, I don’t have specific information on it, but I would. It’s just. Yeah, it’s crazy. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. It’s like I’m always telling people. I’m telling my children like, you know what the truth is? You can feel it. Don’t lie to yourself.
Media Matters released a behind the scenes clip of Tucker Carlson slamming undercover liberals working at Fox News.
“If you've got pronouns in your Twitter bio, you shouldn't work here because we can't trust you because you're on the other side.”pic.twitter.com/26qA0C3BAb
— Patriot Alerts (@alerts___) May 11, 2023
It seems that Carlson was alluding to Jerry Andrews, Pirro’s standalone show’s executive producer.
Andrews allegedly tried to prevent Pirro from presenting “false” statements concerning the 2020 presidential election, according to court records from the Dominion Voting Systems case.
Internal Fox News sources were quoted in a report over the past weekend that claimed that they know which current network anchor has the “inside track” to replace Carlson in the evening hour.
Fox is set to replace Carlson with Laura Ingraham at 8 p.m. ET time slot, according to two insiders who spoke to the publication 19FortyFive.
Ingraham now broadcasts a show at 10 p.m. ET, so taking Carlson’s time would give her a lot more potential to increase viewership.
The news that Carlson and Fox would be “parting ways” was made public last month.
When asked about the network’s strategy for the future, Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corporation, answered “As regards to our programming strategy in primetime, there’s no change to our programming strategy at Fox News. It’s obviously a successful strategy. And as always, we are adjusting our programming and our lineup, and that’s what we continue to do. We are pleased with the strength of the advertising demand throughout our schedule, but particularly primetime.”
Carlson posted a video on Twitter on Tuesday in the late afternoon with the caption “We’re back.”
“At the most basic level, the news you consume is a lie,” Carlson said, even as it is also “true in the literal sense.” Carlson then gave a hypothetical example to explain his point. He claimed that the media might say that a suspect has been “unjustly” arrested for armed robbery. However, if the media neglects to mention that the same suspect had previously been arrested for armed robbery on six other occasions, his recent “unjust” arrest suddenly lacks context.
“Facts have been withheld on purpose,” he said, “along with proportion and perspective.
“You are being manipulated,” Carlson stated. He said that the mainstream media almost constantly engages in such manipulation “in every story that matters, every day of the week, every week of the year.”
We’re back. pic.twitter.com/sG5t9gr60O
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 9, 2023