Fox News leaked this text message to try and destroy Tucker Carlson for good
Fox News is waging total war against Tucker Carlson.
Carlson’s former employer intends to fight dirty.
And Fox News leaked this text message to try and destroy Tucker Carlson for good.
Fox News finds itself in a legal and public relations war with Tucker Carlson.
The network gave no explanation for why it fired Carlson and viewers were outraged.
Ratings for the 8PM show in Carlson’s old time slot sunk by more than 50 percent and every primetime show on Fox News saw viewership decline.
Fox News also wants to try and keep Tucker Carlson off the air through 2024 by paying off his contract.
Carlson hired high-powered attorney Bryan Freedman to negotiate his freedom from Fox News.
Fox News fears Carlson going to a competing network or starting up his own media company and attracting the more than one million viewers who ditched Fox News after it axed Carlson.
So now Fox News is leaking stories left and right to the media to smear Carlson to render him damaged goods and decrease his value once he hits the open market.
Fox News’ latest leak to The New York Times was from a text message Carlson wrote to a producer that was redacted as part of the Dominion defamation lawsuit.
In the text, Carlson wrote about how he watched a video of what Carlson called “Trump guys” pummeling a member of Antifa.
“A couple of weeks ago, I was watching video of people fighting on the street in Washington. A group of Trump guys surrounded an Antifa kid and started pounding the living sh!t out of him. It was three against one, at least. Jumping a guy like that is dishonorable obviously. It’s not how white men fight,” Carlson began.
Fox News played the race card and knew The Times would criticize Carlson for how he described the Trump supporters as white men.
But the text message actually portrays Carlson as an introspective thinker where his full humanity was on display.
Carlson admitted at first he loved seeing the liberal thug beaten, but that feeling horrified him as the Antifa goon still had a mother who loved him and would be devastated to see her son hurt.
Carlson concluded by saying if he liked seeing people hurt because of their politics he was no better than the liberals and he did not want to be that person.
“Yet suddenly I found myself rooting for the mob against the man, hoping they’d hit him harder, kill him. I really wanted them to hurt the kid. I could taste it. Then somewhere deep in my brain, an alarm went off: this isn’t good for me. I’m becoming something I don’t want to be. The Antifa creep is a human being. Much as I despise what he says and does, much as I’m sure I’d hate him personally if I knew him, I shouldn’t gloat over his suffering. I should be bothered by it. I should remember that somewhere somebody probably loves this kid, and would be crushed if he was killed. If I don’t care about those things, if I reduce people to their politics, how am I better than he is?” Carlson concluded.
Fox News knows it is losing the PR war with Carlson.
It’s likely to lose the legal war as well as Carlson could find a way out of his contract and be back on the air before long.
And like the rest of its brethren in the legacy media, Fox News is smearing a conservative with made up racial controversies because they are worried about the ability of Carlson to build and grow an audience.