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There’s a fresh scoop regarding Tucker Carlson’s firing that centers around the alleged “secret deal” between Fox News and Dominion to take him off the airwaves. The buzz is that Dominion had a grudge against Fox News and deliberately pushed for Tucker’s dismissal in order to cripple the cable news network. According to reports, the dirty deed was carried out with a behind-the-scenes handshake. It’s intriguing to ponder who else might have influenced Dominion to make such a lethal move and why did Fox cave so easily?


The mystery surrounding Tucker Carlson’s ouster from the airwaves at Fox News — and his future plans in media — are coming into sharper focus.

On April 26, Carlson spoke by phone with one of Fox Corp.’s eight board members, who told the host that his recent benching was a condition of Fox News’ settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the conversation.

The unnamed board member told Carlson that the condition does not appear in any of the settlement’s documents, and instead was a verbal agreement. If Fox didn’t comply, the settlement was off, Carlson was told. Dominion had plenty of leverage given that the $787.5 million deal to settle Dominion’s defamation suit against the network wouldn’t officially close until late-May.

Dominion was looking for the best way to maim the conservative news network, and forcing Fox News to cut ties with the most-watched personality in cable news would deal a potentially insurmountable blow and lead to a viewer exodus, according to Carlson’s understanding.

“That condition was intended to hurt Fox, and Tucker is just collateral damage,” says a source familiar with the matter. “Dominion wanted to punish Fox, and it’s working.”

Dominion and Fox Corp. both strongly dispute that the decision to take Carlson off the air was directly linked to the settlement.

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Fox News is facing major difficulties following Tucker’s departure. Their ratings have nosedived and they are still struggling to regain their footing one month later. One key factor contributing to their struggle is the undeniable fact that Tucker Carlson is actually more popular than Fox News itself.

According to a recent Gallup poll, trust in the US media has hit rock bottom, which is quite concerning. However, the situation is even grimmer than it appears at first glance. It seems that the lack of trust primarily lies with the overall “media complex” rather than individual journalists. For example: someone might strongly dislike Fox News as a whole but still have a soft spot for Tucker Carlson.


Trust ‘the news’ for news; trust public individuals to make sense of it.

When forced to choose between news outlets and public individuals they follow, 68% of Americans say they trust news organizations more on reporting of news and current events. However, the public is nearly split on who they trust more to provide commentary and analysis on news or political and social issues. Public individuals are most trusted for non-news information related to hobbies, work and life.

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It turns out that Tucker Carlson tops the Gallup list of most influential news figures. That’s right: Fox News actually fired the most popular news figure of this era.

The 89% of Americans who report following at least one public individual were asked to say who, in particular, they watch or follow most often. The typed responses from roughly 2,800 respondents included the names of more than 900 unique individuals — ranging from journalists and politicians to celebrities, religious leaders and individual TikTok accounts. No single name dominates.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

Tucker’s strategy is to ride on his immense popularity all the way to the summit, but at present, Fox News stands as an obstacle in his path.


Amid a standoff with Fox — technically still Carlson’s employer given that the network has not terminated his employment — the polarizing but popular anchor is poised to launch a show on Twitter within the month, two knowledgeable sources say. With “Tucker Carlson Tonight” senior executive producer Justin Wells on board, Team Carlson is working as quickly as possible to post his debut show from his home in Maine, where he has a full production studio.

If Fox tries to prevent Carlson from launching the show on the social media platform, where he enjoys a following of 7.5 million, the host is prepared to litigate or “watch the network implode attempting to challenge free speech,” says one of the sources. As the battle plays out, Fox is continuing to pay Carlson, an enormously influential voice in conservative politics, his $20 million annual salary.

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Tucker isn’t playing games, he hired a big “legal gun” to go toe-to-toe with Fox News.

The attorney, who forced NBC News to pay Kelly $69 million after she was fired in 2019, has made it clear to Fox that its cabler breached Carlson’s contract by pulling him from his top-rated 8 p.m. slot, and now he is free to do what he wants. (Carlson’s contract expires in January 2025.) Freedman declined to comment for this story but recently told Axios: “The idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous.”

Not long after Tucker was fired, Fox News flunkies showed up at his home and dismantled the studio Tucker used to film his show. They tore everything down and left nothing but an empty shell.

Daily Mail:

Workers from Fox News swooped in and dismantled Tucker Carlson’s Maine recording studio just as he was preparing to take his show to Twitter, has learned exclusively.

And the studio – in a converted barn – will now have to be completely rebuilt after being left in shambles by the network’s crew.

‘Fox came in last week and got all their sh*t out of there,’ Patrick Feeney, who is managing the work, told

‘They took the set and everything, all the equipment, the chairs, the desk, the fake walls, everything.’

Now the conservative firebrand is helping work alongside a three-man construction crew at the studio in downtown Woodstock,’s exclusive photos show.

Tucker firmly believes that he and his show will forge ahead on Twitter, unbothered by Fox News’ attempts to stop him. Word has it that Tucker is busy  building his new studio and plotting his next moves. He’s ready to make this happen and get back out there.

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The Daily Mail story continues:

Tucker has since given his own crew a new job, to get the studio back up and running. But the removal of the original set meant they had to repair the infrastructure.

‘There’s no hardware in place at all,’ Feeney said. ‘There’s not even an infrastructure for a TV studio for a long time.’

Tucker’s new studio will be up and running in a jiffy, making him a powerful voice that shakes things up on Twitter and takes on the mainstream media, even Fox News, every step of the way.

There’s some good pictures up at the Daily Mail if you’re interested.