Tucker Carlson concluded his tenure at Fox News on Friday, April 21. On Monday, April 24, it was officially announced that the prominent host and the conservative news network had mutually decided to part ways.
The announcement came through a statement released by Fox News, which was also conveyed on-air by Harris Faulkner. The statement read, “Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We express our gratitude for his contributions as a host and previously as a contributor to the network.”
Tucker Carlson, who had been hosting his show Tucker Carlson Tonight since 2016, will no longer continue with the program. Instead, the show will be rebranded as Fox News Tonight, featuring a rotating lineup of hosts until a permanent replacement is found for the 8 pm time slot.
Tucker Carlson Tonight had consistently ranked among Fox’s highest-performing shows. Prior to hosting his own show, Carlson served as a contributor on Fox & Friends from 2012. He also had notable appearances on MSNBC and CNN before joining Fox.
The news of Fox and Carlson parting ways drew mixed reactions from the public. Some found the announcement surprising, while others anticipated such a development.
According to the Real Mac Report, Tucker Carlson concluded his final segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight by featuring a pizza delivery man who had foiled a carjacking incident earlier in the week. Carlson signed off the segment by stating, “We’ll be back on Monday.”
The final moment of Tucker Carlson Tonight, eating pizza with a delivery man who stopped a car jacker. pic.twitter.com/6ONK6czRSA
— Real Mac Report (@RealMacReport) April 24, 2023
Carlson broke his silence following his ousting on April 26th. He posted a two-minute-fifteen-second video to his Twitter, saying, “One of the first things you realize when you step outside the noise for a few days is how many genuinely nice people there are in this country. Kind and decent people, people who really care about what’s true. And a bunch of hilarious people, also. A lot of those. It’s gotta be the majority of the population, even now. So that’s heartening?”
He continued, “The other thing you notice when you take a little time off is how unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are. They’re completely irrelevant. They mean nothing. In five years, we won’t even remember that we had them. Trust me, as someone who has participated. And then at the same time, and this is the amazing thing, 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. 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.”
Watch his entire video below.