Tucker Carlson Has Been Fired From Fox News. But Why?
Tucker Carlson is an American conservative political commentator, journalist, and former television host who has been involved in the media industry for over two decades. He is the former host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” a nightly talk show on the Fox News Channel.
Carlson began his career as a print journalist, working for several conservative publications including The Weekly Standard and The National Review. He also co-founded The Daily Caller, a conservative news and opinion website. In the early 2000s, he began appearing on television as a political commentator, first on CNN and then on MSNBC.
Carlson gained wider recognition when he became a co-host of the CNN debate show “Crossfire” in 2001. He then moved to MSNBC to host his own program, “Tucker,” from 2005 to 2008. He joined Fox News in 2009 as a contributor and became a regular guest host on the channel’s various shows before taking over “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in 2016.
Throughout his career in the media, Carlson has been involved in several controversies and scandals. In 2018, he faced backlash for saying that immigrants make the United States “poorer and dirtier” on his show. He also faced criticism for comments he made about women, including calling TV host Alexis Stewart “c*nty” and referring to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton as “the biggest white whores in America.”
In 2020, Carlson faced calls for boycotts after he defended a 17-year-old who shot and killed two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was also criticized for promoting conspiracy theories related to the COVID-19 pandemic and for downplaying the severity of the January 6th Capitol insurrection.
Despite the controversies, Carlson remains a popular figure on the political right, with his former show regularly ranked among the most-watched cable news programs in the United States.