When Fox News fired Tucker Carlson, it didn’t just get rid of him. It also went on the warpath against his staff, firing those on the populist right that had worked with Tucker and who had helped make his show what it was: a show for the MAGA GOP, rather than the corporatist right.
Glenn Beck recently told Tucker about what happened to his former coworkers, leading Tucker to rip into Fox News with a vengeance. Beck asked, “Did you hear the news today about you?” Tucker, responding, said, “Probably not.”
So Beck told him, reading a tweet from Tucker biographer Chadwick Moore: “Tucker Carlson’s @TuckerCarlson’s remaining team at Fox News (nine employees) will be frog marched out of the building tonight at 9:00pm. HR will be waiting outside the control room when they finish tonight’s show to escort the remaining producers outside. One former Carlson producer called it ‘Degrading!‘”
Tucker, responding, tore into Fox news and the rest of corporate America, calling how they treat their employees “disgusting” Beginning, he said, “That is, and this is certainly not a defense of the company that’s doing that, but this is kind of par in corporate America. I think it’s disgusting.”
Continuing, Tucker elaborated on what he thinks the relationship between employees and their employers should be, saying, “And I would say two things. One, you should always be loyal to people who are loyal to you will choose reciprocal. If people give up a lot on your behalf, you should do the same for them. And I’ve never seen a company a publicly traded company do that for anybody in the United States. And it’s disgusting. Okay. I think it’s a huge sin that they all commit.“
Getting to his second point, Tucker tore into Human Resources departments with an absolute vengeance, saying that the HR mindset has turned companies into soulless corporations that treat workers in an unfair and cruel way to as to go along with the legal mindset that is destroying America.
In his words: “I’m 54, so I joined the workforce when there were no HR departments. [They were] called ‘personnel,’ and and had a minor role in the life of the company. And the job was like, sign you up for your dumb health care benefits or take out FICA or something like that. HR evolved on the promise that it would meet the needs of humans, human resources. It has made companies far more soulless, far crueler to people, far more at the mercy of lawyers, and the grotesque, anti-human legal mindset that’s really hurting our country, that’s restricting humanity from people and turning them into widgets.”
Continuing, Tucker described HR as an instrument of cruelty and coercion, saying, “HR is, is an instrument of cruelty and force and coercion. And I think anyone who’s working in HR should examine his own conscience and ask, Can I continue to do this? I really think it’s a bad force in America. And nobody says that. But it’s true. I’ve seen it. And I’ve seen it.”
Watch the moment Tucker Carlson found out his remaining staff was let go:
"This is kind of par for Corporate America, and it's disgusting." pic.twitter.com/V7zFspHXQ5
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) July 17, 2023
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
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