Fox News staff are divided and tensions mount as Tucker Carlson’s support for political violence and domestic terrorism splits the network.
NPR recently reported:
According to five people with direct knowledge, the resignations reflect greater turmoil within Fox News about Carlson’s Patriot Purge series and his increasingly harsh attitudes, as well as the network’s willingness to make false, paranoid allegations against President Biden, his administration, and himself by its opinion stars let supporters.
Veterans on Fox’s news site, including political hosts Baier and Chris Wallace, shared their concerns with Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and News President Jay Wallace. These objections were raised by Lachlan Murdoch, chairman and CEO of the network’s parent company, Fox Corp. Through a senior spokeswoman, Scott and Wallace declined to comment. Murdoch did not return a request for comment by a spokesman.
Tucker Carlson is the new Glenn Beck
History repeats itself at Fox News. During the first term of the Obama administration, Glenn Beck became famous for his Tafel and Obama conspiracies. Beck was eventually ruined by an advertising boycott, but the soil Tucker Carlson plows is far more fertile for divisive calls for violence and conspiracy theories.
Far-right views have grown even more extreme since Beck left the cable news. Tucker Carlson doesn’t spit his hatred with a blackboard at 5 p.m. Carlson is a primetime character with a willing audience ready to devour his lies and justifications or racism and political violence.
Just as they were under Beck, the serious Carlson news people are troubled as the impossible coexistence of propaganda and news brings a crisis to a boil at Fox News.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association