In a surprising turn of events, a leaked clip has surfaced showing former Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticizing his former network’s streaming service, Fox Nation. The development comes one week after Carlson was let go by Fox News, which some speculate was due to the host’s alleged controversial remarks about the network.
In the video, Carlson called the streaming service’s site “hard to use” and “unbelievable.”
The clip shows Carlson speaking to a representative of Andrew Tate on the phone, saying, “I don’t want to be a slave to Fox Nation, which I don’t think that people watch anyway,” Carlson said. “We’re gonna, because I, you know, I’m like a representative of the American media now, speaking to an exile in Romania and welcoming him back into the brotherhood of journalists.”
Carlson then went on to express his frustration with Fox Nation’s infrastructure, saying, “I’m just frustrated with the, it’s hard to use that site. I don’t know why they’re not fixing it. It’s driving me insane. And they’re like making like, Lifetime movies, but they don’t work on the infrastructure of the site. Like what? It’s crazy. And it drives me crazy because it’s like we’re doing all this extra work and no one can find it. It’s unbelievable actually.”
“Nobody watches Fox Nation because the site sucks.” Tucker Carlson caught on tape before he was fired trashing Fox Nation, the network’s streaming platform. (Video via Media Matters) pic.twitter.com/EMSLa4uOER
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“But nobody’s going to watch it on Fox Nation. Nobody watches Fox Nation because the site sucks. So I’d really like to just put the dump, the whole thing on YouTube. But anyway, that’s just my view,” he continued. The video raises questions about the inner workings of Fox News and the circumstances surrounding Carlson’s departure.
His recent departure from the network was not a surprise to some, given his cryptic criticism of the media in the past. In a separate interview, Carlson suggested that the media was not only biased but actively participating in a larger system of control, arguing that some people were focused on tearing down institutions for the sake of destruction.
Regardless of the reasons behind Carlson’s departure, he will undoubtedly continue to be a polarizing figure in the world of media, with loyal fans and detractors watching closely to see what his next move will be.