In a recent development that has caught the attention of media enthusiasts, Tucker Carlson, the renowned conservative commentator, and former Fox News host, has reportedly engaged in discussions with Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter. This news comes on the heels of Carlson being taken off the air by Fox News and his subsequent contemplation of launching his own media empire.
According to an Axios report, Carlson has been edging closer to allowing his top allies to confront Fox News for keeping him bound by his contract, which would have paid him a staggering $20 million per year until January 2025. Carlson’s attorney, Bryan Freedman, who has also represented recently fired CNN co-host Don Lemon, vehemently denied any attempts to silence his client, stating, “The idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous.”
Sources familiar with the matter revealed that Carlson has been actively exploring the possibility of establishing a direct-to-consumer subscription-based media company, akin to former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Such a platform would enable Carlson to communicate directly with his audience, unfiltered by traditional media channels. While the specifics of his conversation with Elon Musk remain undisclosed, it is believed that the two influential figures discussed potential collaboration opportunities.
BREAKING NEWS: A new leak form Axios just revealed that Tucker Carlson and Elon Musk have been in talks about working together since Fox News fired @TuckerCarlson. Do you support this?
— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) May 7, 2023
In the wake of Carlson’s departure from Fox News, alternative platforms such as Newsmax and Rumble have reportedly made lucrative offers to lure him away from his previous network. However, despite mounting pressure from his supporters, Carlson has refrained from authorizing public attacks against Fox News. Instead, he prefers to handle the matter privately and professionally, striving to find a resolution that would grant him the freedom he desires.
In a statement released after his departure from Fox News, Carlson expressed his intention to focus on covering significant issues that often go overlooked in television news. He highlighted the lack of substantial discussions on topics such as war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, and natural resources. Carlson lamented the absence of genuine debates on these critical subjects within American media, suggesting collusion between both political parties and their donors to suppress meaningful discourse.
Emphasizing the power of speaking the truth without reservation, Carlson asserted that honest voices grow stronger while those attempting to stifle them diminish in influence. He expressed his belief that true things prevail in the long run and underscored the importance of seeking out the remaining spaces where authentic conversations still take place. Concluding his message with the phrase “See you soon,” Carlson alluded to his forthcoming plans, hinting at a potential return to the media landscape.