Fox News viewers are shocked that the top-rated network axed its best host, Tucker Carlson. The newsman’s last episode was last Friday, with no indication that he was leaving. The news came suddenly the following Monday, with no reason why from the cable news network.
Plenty of people have asked why the network would get rid of its biggest host. Carlson is an iconic, conservative host and commentator. Fox viewers respect few others to report on issues that would otherwise be ignored. Getting rid of him is like killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. Fox News will surely regret it.
Many have speculated on why they axed Carlson. Some suggested that mounting lawsuits are forcing the company to cut back on its budget. But now a report is suggesting Murdoch himself wanted Tucker gone. The reason will shock you.
A source has revealed that Tucker Carlson was reportedly removed from Fox News by Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch following a speech made by the now-former Fox host on Friday that contained religious overtones.
The source told Vanity Fair that Murdoch made the decision to remove Carlson following the comments made during a speech Carlson made at the Heritage Foundation’s 50th Anniversary gala on Friday night…
“That stuff freaks Rupert out. He doesn’t like all the spiritual talk,” the source told the outlet. [Source: The Post Millennial]
Really? According to an unnamed source, the owner of Fox News–Rupert Murdoch–axed Tucker because of a speech he gave, which included religious comments. What was this “religious” statement that upset Murdoch so much? This:
“I have concluded it might be worth taking just 10 minutes out of your busy schedule to say a prayer for the future, and I hope you will,” Carlson said.
Are you kidding me? Carlson encouraged his audience to take ten minutes each day to pray for America. Seriously? That is the reason Murdoch fired him? That kind of talk “freaks” Murdoch out?
Is he a demon? Who in the world would get upset about a statement encouraging people to pray? Even people on the left talk about prayer. Heck, they open every session of Congress with prayer. Is Murdoch such a vile unbeliever that he would get offended by Carlson talking about prayer? That is the “extreme” overtones that got him fired?
I’m sure there are more than a few folks at Fox News who pray. And I know the vast majority of the network’s viewers pray on a regular basis. Why would such a simple comment, uncontroversial to many Americans, get a man fired?
We can’t confirm this is the only reason Fox News got rid of its best host. But if it is, Carlson has grounds for a wrongful termination suit. If Murdoch fired a man over religious comments, he has discriminated against him over his faith. That is against the law, no matter how you slice it.
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Author: Jackson Stone