Ex-Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson is openly challenging the mainstream media, positioning vans outside prominent media offices with a bold message: “Corporate Media is Dead.” Currently working on building his own substantial media venture, Carlson strategically stationed his attention-grabbing truck billboards at the locations of CNN, NBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
Tucker Carlson’s latest endeavor is a subscription-based website that complements the free show he’s been hosting on Twitter since April. Priced at $6 per month, the subscription offers access to compelling content that Carlson has been diligently preparing since his departure from Fox News.
Previous participants in his Twitter broadcast have included former President Trump and Republican Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.
After an illustrious eight-year tenure hosting a popular show, Tucker Carlson made a sensational exit from Fox News in April, with the specific reasons carefully guarded. Despite the secrecy, speculations circulated, hinting that his departure might have been influenced, at least in part, by the costly lawsuit settlement between the network and voting systems company Dominion, which was resolved just days before his departure.
Dominion, the company whose machines played a role in the 2020 Presidential election, filed a defamation lawsuit against Fox News. The legal action stemmed from the network’s treatment of Donald Trump’s assertion that the election was rigged.
Stephen Colbert, host of “The Late Show,” took a satirical jab at Tucker Carlson’s new venture in a recent episode. Referring to Carlson as “Orville Redenbigot” and criticizing him as “too racist,” Colbert humorously suggested that while people could choose to pay to watch the conservative anchor online, they could also opt for the cost-free option of “never watching Tucker Carlson again.”
Further amusingly, Mr. Colbert disclosed that he had acquired a website named thetuckercarlsonnetwork.com, bearing a striking resemblance to Carlson’s new site.
However, instead of featuring Carlson’s content, the website showcases an animated Tucker Carlson performing a Russian folk dance and offers links for visitors to contribute to human rights charities. This jest by Colbert echoes a reminiscent prank orchestrated by Carlson in 2010 when he played a similar trick on MSNBC host Keith Olbermann.