Tucker Carlson reportedly had at least one conversation with Twitter’s CEO, Elon Musk, about them working together to promulgate the truth after Fox News fired him a few weeks ago.
That news broke in an Axios report that mainly reported on Tucker Carlson preparing to declare war on Fox News and unleash attacks on it if it won’t let him out of his contract before it ends in January of 2025. However, while it was not the main focus of the piece, Axios reported that Tucker is considering multiple options for what he will do next.
According to Axios, his main focus currently is building a direct-to-consumer subscription-based media company. The goal of that would presumably be for him to speak to his audience without the restraints imposed on him by Fox News and enable him to discuss important issues rather than vapid trivialities meant only to keep ratings high.
However, while that’s reportedly what he currently wants to do, Axios also reported that Musk and Carlson have discussed working together. Unfortunately, no other specifics on what they might do were given. The report added that both Newsmax and Rumble have also discussed working with Tucker. The potential of Tucker working with Newsmax has been discussed previously, as we reported on The American Tribune, saying:
Newsmax, the leading conservative news channel after Fox News Channel, is reportedly trying to pick up Tucker Carlson now that Fox News has let him go. In fact, the up-and-coming network has reportedly pitched a deal to Tucker to let him handle the programming for the entire channel.
TMZ reported on the rumored deal, citing sources that have direct knowledge of Newsmax’s operation for the claim that Newsmax has offered to let Tucker do the programming for the entire network.
Commenting on the potential deal, TMZ said, “That would be a pretty enticing deal point … in addition to having his own primetime show, Tucker would have a say over what shows lead into and out of his show, which can be key in achieving bigger TV ratings.”
Continuing, TMZ noted that its Newsmax sources told it that the channel has not yet offered a job to Tucker, as his contract with Fox News forbids him from doing so, executives at the network have started suggesting the deal to his circle. In TMZ’s words: “While our sources stress Newsmax hasn’t formally offered Tucker a job — he can’t have formal discussions due to his current Fox News contract — we’re told the network execs have made it clear to people around him, they would basically give him a big say in rebranding their channel.”
Wherever he ends up and whatever he ends up doing, Tucker’s post-firing Twitter video indicated that he wants to focus on serious subjects. In that video, Tucker said that there are significant issues often not discussed on television news and suggested that he will try to tackle them, saying:
“The undeniably big topics, the ones that will define our future, get virtually no discussion at all: war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, natural resources,” he said. “When was the last time you heard a legitimate debate about any of those issues? It’s been a long time. Debates like that are not permitted in American media. Both political parties and their donors have reached consensus on what benefits them, and they actively collude to shut down any conversation about it.”
“When honest people say what’s true, calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful. At the same time, the liars who’ve been trying to silence them shrink and they become weaker. That’s the iron law of the universe. True things prevail. Where can you still find Americans saying true things? There aren’t many places left, but there are some and that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope.”
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