25 April 2023 - Host Tucker Carlson fired from Fox News
Everything to know about top-rated Fox News host Tucker Carlson's exit: A seismic cable shift
Bryan Alexander (USA Today, 24/04/2023)
Fox News and Tucker Carlson, the top-rated cable news host, are "parting ways," the network announced Monday.
Carlson's last hosting duty for his prime-time conservative opinion show "Tucker Carlson Tonight" was Friday, Fox said. An interim show, consisting of rotating Fox News personalities, will fill the 8 ET time slot starting tonight until a new host is named.
Opinion: Tucker Carlson’s departure will change cable TV for the better
David Zurawik (CNN, 24/04/2023)
Fox News, which last week settled a defamation suit with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million, rocked the media world Monday with its announcement that the network and Tucker Carlson had parted ways, and that his last show was the one he did on Friday. The network did not offer an explanation.
Tucker Carlson was Fox News’ biggest star. Then he became its biggest liability
Margaret Sullivan (The Guardian, 25/04/2023)
On any other day, the revelation that anchor Don Lemon was out at CNN would have been a big deal in the world of media news.
But Tucker Carlson’s abrupt toppling from his prime-time perch at Fox News not only overshadowed that development by a mile, but it threw the whole right-wing media ecosystem into a tailspin.
Tucker Carlson was doing something different — and darker — than most Fox hosts
Andrew Prokop (Vox, 24/04/2023)
It might sound odd to claim that a TV host losing his program is seismic news for American politics, but with Tucker Carlson’s exit from Fox News, that claim is justified.
Like the rest of his Fox colleagues, Carlson’s main job was winning eyeballs to the network — and he was very successful at that.