A newly leaked video shows Tucker Carlson in an argument with one of Fox Nation’s producers over what he could wear to interview manosphere influencer Andrew Tate.
BREAKING: Leaked Tucker Carlson Footage: “I don’t want to be a slave to Fox Nation, which I don’t think that many people watch anyway”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 1, 2023
Carlson is seen delivering the following response to an unidentified producer who asked him to wear a sweater during the interview.
I don’t want to be a slave to Fox Nation, which I don’t think that people watch anyway. We’re gonna — because, you know, I’m like a representative of the American media now, speaking to an exile in Romania and welcoming him back into the brotherhood of journalists…. But nobody’s going to watch it on Fox Nation. Nobody watches Fox Nation because the site sucks. So I’d really like to just put the — dump the whole thing on YouTube. But anyway, that’s just my view, OK. I’m just frustrated with it. It’s hard to use that site. I don’t know why they’re not fixing it. It’s driving me insane. And they’re like making, like, Lifetime movies. But they don’t, they don’t work on the infrastructure of the site. Like what? It’s crazy. And it drives me crazy because it’s like we’re doing all this extra work and no one can find it. It’s unbelievable, actually.
It’s difficult to believe that the leak of Carlson to Media Matters came from Fox News, given how incompetent they and their streaming service look.
It is amazing that these producers still hold their positions. They are incompetent to the point that it makes no sense. They seem to believe that it makes a difference to viewers what shirt Carlson wears for his interview with Tate, not the content of his questions or his rhetorical approach.
Roger Ailes’ motto is “All hat, No cattle”. Aesthetics uber alles.
Tucker’s leaks have been fast and furious in the last few weeks. They accelerated after he was removed from the air, for reasons that the company has not yet fully explained through any explicit communication.
The speculation has been massive. Many pundits have offered their two cents as to why Fox News would cancel its cash cow so abruptly.
Based on all the evidence I have, I believe that the cause is a combination of factors, rather than a single thing.
Carlson may have been looking for a way to leave Fox because of their BS, such as forcing him to wear a sweatshirt for his streaming program. The company was aware that Carlson wanted to leave on his terms and pulled the plug to save face.