Dave Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports, recently joined Tucker Carlson on his Twitter/X show.
Naturally, the subject of Tucker’s departure from Fox News surfaced during their conversation.
“Were you an ardent, like, ‘go, Fox, go’ guy?” Dave asked.
“My view on Fox hasn’t really changed,” Tucker responded. “They let me say ... whatever I wanted really for 14 years, and I’ll never stop being grateful for that.”
“Then obviously I said too much, and I'm not exactly sure what I said that was bad. No one ever told me. But one day they're like, ‘Oh, can't have this anymore,’ and they fired me,” Tucker continued in his ever-optimistic tenor.
“Did you feel like at Fox you could say whatever you want?” Dave pressed.
“It’s a company run by fearful women,” Tucker explained, “and they were always ... second-tier people who were hassling my producers, but no one ever called me.”
“I think they knew, like, the censorship ... [I] don't welcome that,” he explained.
However, it wasn’t until the Russia-Ukraine war broke out that things started to shift noticeably.
“My view was not pro-Russia,” Tucker went on. “This is not our fight, it's not good for us, we should just put an end to the war because people die in war. ... And just saying that was considered, like, crazy, pro-Kremlin propaganda, and they were very mad about that. But, to their credit, they never said anything to me about it directly.”
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding his departure from Fox, the former news anchor is grateful for the experience.
“Being humiliated in public, being fired ... is totally good for you in the end because it keeps you from thinking you’re Jesus,” he said.
One cannot help but admire the humility and optimism of Tucker Carlson.
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