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The very landscape of conservative media could be irrevocably altered if a new report is to be believed.
According to Axios, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is done playing defense and is gearing up to put some genuine pressure on Fox News to let him free from his contract.
To preface this, since Carlson’s unceremonious firing from the suddenly-struggling news network, there have been reports circulating that Fox News would use contractual obligations to tie up Carlson well through the 2024 elections. Axios reported that Fox News would be willing to pay Carlson $20 million a year to not work for the duration of his deal, which runs through January 2025.
Given Carlson’s firebrand personality, it’s little surprise that the prospects of being forced to the sidelines aren’t sitting well with him or his legal representation.
“The idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous,” Bryan Freedman, Carlson’s lawyer, told Axios.
Indeed, Axios is reporting that Carlson is “preparing to unleash allies to attack Fox News” in an effort to pressure them into letting Carlson out of his current deal.
As to what Carlson’s plans are if/when his attack campaign against Fox News is successful, there have already been reports of Fox News competitors offering Carlson a hefty salary to come and work for them.
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