Ex-Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson explains why Tucker Carlson’s departure could be ‘meaningless’
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson hinted that Tucker Carlson’s sudden exit from the conservative network this week would be “meaningless” were it not for “huge changes” to the rest of the channel.
In an opinion piece for The daily beast Gretchen Carlson, released Tuesday, said it’s “hard to say” whether the departure of Tucker Carlson (no relative) “is the start of a new era for Fox, or just another grand gesture of culture protection and protection.” against liability”.
For “real change to take place, Fox needs a real commitment to journalism,” she argued.
The exact reasons behind Tucker Carlson’s agreement to “split” from Fox, as the network described in a statement announcing the news, remain unclear. He hasn’t commented on his exit and at his last show on Friday he seemed completely unaware that he wouldn’t be returning to the air. Multiple sources suggest he was fired, although it is not known exactly why.
Gretchen Carlson, who received a reported $20 million settlement and an apology related to sexual harassment allegations against then-CEO Roger Ailes after she left Fox News in 2016, conceded “getting rid of any or all of the conspiracy makers could be big news and an extraordinary move.”
“But if new faces are allowed to spread the same lies and deliberately mislead the public by lying about the outcome of elections, the network will only further damage the foundations of our democracy and undermine trusted institutions, including a free press,” she warned. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a fresh face on TV if it starts spreading the same lies.”