Fox News shocked many of its viewers late last month when it chose to remove conservative media star Tucker Carlson from its lineup.
While the exact reason for Carlson's departure from Fox News has not been made public, video footage has emerged showing him slamming the network’s online streaming service, Fox Nation.
According to Twitchy, the video was tweeted out by Matthew Gertz, who works as a senior fellow for the left-wing organization Media Matters for America.
FOXLEAKS: Tucker Carlson slammed Fox Nation in behind-the-scenes video https://t.co/XhQlKQVHJ1 pic.twitter.com/mKqJBuWzCw
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) May 1, 2023
In it, Carlson can be seen telling someone on a cell phone, "I don't want to be a slave to Fox Nation, which I don't think that people watch anyway."
Yet Twitchy remarked, "We’re not sure where the 'gotcha' is here." It seems that a number of Carlson's viewers agree with that assessment.
"Tucker is 100% correct," one said. "The fox nation app is terrible. I went several times to find a program and left in frustration when unable to do so. This doesn’t make him look bad. He’s right."
A second user complained, "I had the same experience. I wanted to watch something specific they said was available on Fox Nation, signed up for my free trial, and never was able to find what it was I was looking for. Unsubscribed before payment kicked in."
Gertz tweeted out another video in which Carlson says, "I can never assess my appearance. I wait for my postmenopausal fans to weigh in on that."
"The rationale for Carlson forced departure remains unclear, but some have speculated that it is related to Carlson's history of misogynistic comments or the discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Carlson producer who alleges that she was subjected to a misogynistic workplace," he added.
However, Carlson's fans were similarly unimpressed, with one writing, "All this shows is that Tucker is hilarious and has a great sense of humor. Thanks for this!"
Former Playboy playmate and conservative commentator Jessica Vaugn came to Carlson's defense as well, tweeting, "This is just factually correct."
"Who watched cable news all day? It’s not millennials and Gen Z. Admiration is tethered to attraction. Always will be," Vaugn insisted.
"Of course his vocal fans are mature women. Men aren’t gonna say such things. What’s wrong with demographic admissions?" she asked.