On her SiriusXM show on Monday, Kelly asserted that she is not worried about Carlson personally and that the firing will be to his advantage.
Megyn Kelly, a former Fox News host, has commented on the departures of Don Lemon from CNN and Tucker Carlson from the network.
On Monday’s episode of SiriusXM’s The Megyn Kelly Show, Kelly, 52, was forthright in her assessment, stating, “This is a terrible move by Fox,” adding, “It’s a terrific thing for Tucker Carlson.”
Since they aren’t letting him to say goodbye, she said, “I’m not sure what drove Fox News to make this decision, but it was definitely Fox News’ decision.” “This is a really big mistake, in my opinion. This is a serious miscalculation of what their audience wants, in my opinion.
Kelly went on to speculate that Carlson’s resignation was associated with the recently concluded Dominion case, in which the 53-year-old Carlson played a key role.
Following the 2020 presidential election, the voting equipment company Dominion Voting Systems sued Fox News for $1.6 billion, alleging widespread election fraud and other wrongdoing.
If this is a response to the Dominion lawsuit, why is Maria Bartiromo from Fox present? Why remains Jeanine Pirro in the structure? Why is Suzanne Scott still present at this location? Kelly questioned. “The CEO of Fox News. They were in much more problems thanks to her executive emails fussing about Dominion and the audience than thanks to anything Tucker did behind the scenes.
“I recognize the left’s hatred for Tucker’s guts. I realize that they are celebrating today, she said. But at least under Roger Ailes’ tenure, Fox always had the wisdom to ignore these accusations and act in the best interests of the network, its viewers, and the truth.
She predicted that Carlson would say, “This is excellent news for Tucker. Tucker is not at all a concern to me. I think Tucker will go off on his own. When Tucker starts a podcast or online show, he absolutely controls it.
“A lot of people think he’ll run for office. I don’t think so, in fact. Simply put, I don’t buy it. On the debate stage, Tucker is much less powerful than he is in front of the camera.
According to Kelly, who left Fox News in 2017, “Tucker is the only reason that a lot of people continue to watch Fox News. He is the preferred coworker of my other colleagues.
On Monday morning, the network declared, “Tucker Carlson and FOX News Media have agreed to separate ways. We salute him for his efforts to the network as a host and as a contributor in the past.
On Friday, Carlson’s final program was broadcast. In the absence of a permanent host, Fox News Tonight will debut on Monday night. It will be anchored by various FOX News stars.
In addition, Kelly voiced his support for CNN’s Don Lemon, who was sacked from his network on Monday in a move that shocked both viewers and Lemon, who claimed that his agent had been tasked with alerting him of the development.
You’d think someone in management would have had the decency to directly inform me after 17 years at CNN, he tweeted.
He is not off base. Even though it’s well known that I’m not exactly a fan of Don Lemon, if it turns out that his agent just informed him that he had been dismissed because they lacked the bravery to tell him in person, then he is not mistaken.Kelly spoke what she was thinking. “That’s just dreadful, I mean. He is entitled to feel angry about it.
CNN, however, responded to the sequence of events shortly after Lemon’s tweet.
Don Lemon’s assertion of what happened this morning is false, according to a tweet from CNN Communications. He was given a meeting with management as promised, but he instead tweeted a statement.
the 57-year-old CNN anchor’s exit This Morning following months of retaliation over remarks he made about Nikki Haley, the GOP presidential contender, being “beyond her prime.”