One big name at Fox News picked this huge behind-the-scenes fight with Tucker Carlson
Just because Tucker Carlson is the highest rated host on Fox News does not mean Carlson doesn’t have detractors inside the network.
And there has been a major revolt at Fox News over Carlson’s reporting.
Now one big name at Fox News picked this huge behind-the-scenes fight with Tucker Carlson.
Never-Trump commentators Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg resigned from Fox News in protest over Tucker Carlson’s three-part documentary series Patriot Purge, where Carlson debunked a bunch of the corporate media talking points about the January 6 riot.
In NPR’s reporting on Goldberg and Hayes’ resignations, Fox News Special Report host Brett Baier pushed back against Carlson’s special and took his complaints to top Fox executives such as network president Suzanne Scott and Lachlan Murdoch, son of Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch.
Baier appeared on Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade’s radio show and Kilmeade asked Baier about the reporting claiming Baier tried to spike Carlson’s documentary.
Kilmeade said he watched the special and did not find anything objectionable.
“I didn’t get hurt by it. I didn’t get damaged by it. Were you bothered by it? Because that’s the reporting,” Kilmeade told Baier.
Baier was not happy with this question and tried to avoid saying anything about objecting to Carlson’s reporting.
“There’s… Brian, I don’t want to go down this road,” Baier stated.
Baier did confirm that he objected to the content of Carlson’s special and stated that his reporting on January 6 lined up with CNN and the rest of the corporate media.
“You know, I mean, there were concerns about it definitely,” Baier added.
“I think that the news division did what we could do when we covered the story.”
Baier told Kilmeade that he wanted to keep his disagreements with Carlson private.
“I want to do all of that internally,” Baier stated, adding that, “Steve and Jonah made the decision, and it’s their decision.”
To Fox News Channel’s credit, the network did not censor Carlson’s program and it aired on Fox Nation, the network’s streaming service.
And while Brett Baier lost this internal power struggle with Tucker Carlson, it will not be the last as Carlson’s show is all about challenging the fake news narratives put forth by the corporate media.