According to Tucker Carlson’s biographer, his broadcast team is expanding at the expense of Fox News.
Chadwick Moore, in a couple of tweets, claimed that multiple Fox News employees have left the network to join Carlson.
“My sources have now told me NINE former Tucker Carlson Tonight staffers have left Fox News to join Tucker on his next venture. There are others who are waiting to leave as soon as a role opens up for them with Tucker. Each of the 9 approached Tucker, not the other way around,” he wrote on Saturday.
“Also, quietly, many familiar faces from Tucker Carlson Tonight are refusing to appear on Fox News since Tucker was bizarrely pulled off the air—and not just the ones who got blacklisted for writing a book about him!” he continued.
“Tucker Carlson’s team at Fox was extremely close. Most of them were there from the launch of the show until it’s end, and they’ve stood by their boss in the aftermath,” he added.
According to Vanity Fair, Carlson took a swipe at Fox last week following the departure of a producer who admitted to being responsible for a chyron on Tuesday that referred to Joe Biden as a “wannabe dictator.”
“Wannabe Dictator Speaks At the White House After Having His Political Rival Arrested,” Alexander McCaskill, who was a producer for Carlson’s show, wrote.
“The women who run the network panicked,” Carlson said on his Twitter broadcast on Thursday.
“First they scolded the producer who put the banner on the screen. Less than 24 hours after that, he resigned. He had been at Fox for more than a decade. He was considered one of the most capable people in the building. He offered to stay for the customary two weeks, but Fox told him to clear out his desk and leave immediately,” he continued.
As reported by The New York Times, Thomas Fox, a senior editorial producer on Carlson’s former Fox News show, also left Fox News last week.
The Times report, which cited “two people with knowledge of the moves,” said one of those sources said McCaskill and Fox had been looking at leaving Fox News even before the Tuesday incident.
Last month, Charles Couger, the executive producer of “Tucker Carlson Originals,” Carlson’s former Fox Nation show, departed from Fox News.
NBC recently made an effort to determine the size of Carlson’s audience.
Tubular Labs, a media analytics firm, reported that about 26 million people watched Carlson’s first Twitter video.
NBC reported that the second episode of the show attracted an audience of around 13.2 million viewers, while the most recent episode on Tuesday drew in a whopping 18.7 million viewers.
The report also mentioned that there is a big difference between the viewership figures recorded on Twitter and those calculated by the media analytics firm.
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