The firing of Tucker Carlson by Fox News continues to change the corporate-controlled media landscape.
While Fox struggles to find a fix for their decision, Tucker Carlson is laughing all the way to the bank.
And Tucker Carlson just received a $100 million offer that made Rupert Murdoch regret his decision.
Newly-released information indicates that Fox News President Rupert Murdoch fired Tucker Carlson to get back at his former fiancée.
An expensive payback
As reported by multiple outlets, Murdoch’s former fiancée was a huge fan of Tucker Carlson and the two shared a deep-seated religious belief that the media mogul did not like.
The story goes that Murdoch fired Carlson as a way to get back at his former fiancée.
If this is true, it could turn out to be the most expensive payback in history.
Fox News, once the king of TV news, is now losing to MSNBC.
The network also lost Tucker Carlson’s old time slot to a Twitter video.
Revenues are down significantly as Fox struggles to find a way to bring back viewers.
A precipitous drop in viewership
According to Nielsen ratings, MSNBC’s primetime ratings dominated Fox News on Monday, May 1.
That evening, Fox News had 1.598 million viewers while MSNBC had 1.693 million viewers.
In the all-important 25-54 demographic, Fox News had just 164,000 viewers compared to 176,000 for MSNBC.
Last week, Brian Kilmeade filled in during Carlson’s old 8 p.m. slot for a show dubbed Fox News Tonight.
About 2.5 million people watched Kilmeade’s first show on April 24, while the figure dropped to about 1.3 million by Friday, April 28.
Unless Fox finds someone who can replace Carlson and bring back viewers, it could be a long summer for the news network.
Carlson has been receiving offers left and right
Meanwhile, Carlson has been struggling to keep up with all of the offers.
But just recently, the former Fox star received one massive offer.
Patrick Bet-David, CEO of online content company Valuetainment, offered Carlson a $100 million deal over five years plus a board seat at the company.
“Dear Tucker, I’ll get right to the point. We want you to partner with us in what we feel is a noble and necessary effort to define the future of media,” David wrote in the opening of the letter to Carlson.
The letter goes on to outline David’s offer to Carlson, which is $100 million over five years, an equity stake in Valuetainment, a position as the President of Valuetainment, and a seat on the board.
“What else? We are all ears,” David wrote. “Our convictions about freedom, liberty, and truth run deep and we believe we are the absolute right fit for you and America.”
With a motto of “to enlighten, entertain, and empower,” Valuetainment publishes its content, including podcasts and interviews, on YouTube and other social media platforms.
Its YouTube channel currently has over 4 million subscribers and its social media platforms – Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter – have a following of more than 10 million.
Valuetainment’s offer joins a growing number of media companies reportedly reaching out to Carlson.
Even though Carlson has not given any hints about what his next move will be, it is looking like he will fare far better than Fox News.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.