Your tip
RadarOnlineRadarOnline
BREAKING NEWS

EXPOSED: Tucker Carlson's Blasted Fox Execs & Staff as 'Incompetent Liberals,' Messages Fueled Decision to Fire Anchor

aaaa   t
Source: mega

Apr. 25 2023, Published 3:30 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to FlipboardShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Executives at Fox News allegedly had enough of ousted veteran anchor Tucker Carlson's "derogatory remarks" towards staff and his bosses, RadarOnline.com has learned.

The conservative network led by Rupert Murdoch shocked critics and supporters alike on Monday when it was announced that Carlson was no longer employed, one week after Fox News settled with Dominion Voting System in their defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million.

While Fox News initially stated that the decision was mutual, Carlson signed off his last show on Friday, promising to see viewers back on Monday. Now, it's been revealed that the anchor's attitude towards executives following the 2020 presidential election fueled the decision to fire him.

Article continues below advertisement
aaaa   t
Source: mega

After joining the network in 2009, Carlson's reign came to a crashing halt on Monday morning. According to the Wall Street Journal, Fox News' CEO Suzanne Scott called the longtime anchor to inform him he was out of a job.

Scott, however, was only the bearer of bad news — and Carlson was told that the move came "from above."

The decision to fire the controversial anchor was said to have been directed by Lachlan Murdoch and Fox Corporation CEO.

Article continues below advertisement
foxnews
Source: mega
Article continues below advertisement

While the decision to axe Carlson came after his Friday night program, the anchor was already on thin ice after damning messages he sent about Fox News staffers and his own bosses were made public with the defamation lawsuit.

The report claimed that Carlson's "disparaging and derogatory remarks" about colleagues did not sit well with executives.

Carlson's comments allegedly included blasting network executives as "incompetent liberals" and "f------."

Never miss a story — sign up for the RadarOnline.com newsletter to get your daily dose of dope. Daily. Breaking. Celebrity news. All free.

MORE ON:
Tucker Carlson
Article continues below advertisement
aaaa   t
Source: mega
Article continues below advertisement

While several of the messages were redacted upon the request of network attorneys, higher-ups had full access to Carlson's words.

Those that were not given a black-bar treatment included Carlson telling a co-worker the day after the 2020 election: "Do the executives understand how much credibility and trust we've lost with our audience?"

"A combination of incompetent liberals and top leadership with too much pride to back down is what's happening," Carlson wrote in another message that was made public.

Article continues below advertisement
aaaa   t
Source: mega
Article continues below advertisement

While Carlson was not the only anchor at the network who had shocking messages exposed, his words displayed a vindictive attitude to colleagues who went against his on-air claims — and allegedly contributed to a drop in stock prices.

In one instance, Carlson wanted Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich fired for fact-checking ex-president Donald Trump after the election was called for Joe Biden.

"Please get her fired. Seriously … What the f---?" Carlson said in a text to Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. "I'm actually shocked. It needs to stop immediately, like tonight. It's measurably hurting the company. The stock price is down. Not a joke."

Advertisement

DAILY. BREAKING. CELEBRITY NEWS. ALL FREE.

More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.