Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is not going down without a fight. According to sources close to Carlson, the conservative is ready to battle it out with Fox News to work for or establish a right-wing media rival. Carlson’s contract with Fox News is stuck until January 2025, but he plans on finding a way out. Fox News has even offered to pay him $20 million a year to keep his silence. However, Carlson’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, has pointed out that “the idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous.”
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The former Fox News host not only plans on starting his media network but also building a direct-to-consumer outlet where his millions of fans could pay to watch him. Bill O’Reilly, Carlson’s predecessor in his Fox slot, created a blueprint for this. Moreover, he even met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk to discuss possibilities of working together. Carlson’s confidants confided that the former Fox host “knows where a lot of bodies are buried and is ready to start drawing a map.” Carlson allies with big platforms are also prepared to attack Fox for trying to keep him on the shelf.
Carlson believes that he deserves his freedom to speak to his audience without any hindrance. He is prepared for war while his team is ready for a bare-knuckle fight. Carlson is confident, and rightly so, that he will be able to reshape the conservative news world. To all his haters, Carlson said, “No. I want to get this done quietly and cleanly.”