Tucker Carlson says that "fearful women" are running Fox News.
Carlson, the former Fox News Channel host, made the remark during an interview that he recently did with Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy. Carlson released the interview Thursday on his X account.
During the interview, Carlson spoke about Fox, including about Fox's firing of him.
It was in this context that Carlson said that Fox is "run by fearful women."
A little after the 40-minute mark of the interview, Portnoy asked Carlson about his firing by Fox.
My view on Fox hasn’t really changed. They let me say whatever I wanted, whatever I wanted really for 14 years and I’ll never stop being grateful for that. And 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 were like, “Nope! Can’t have this anymore.” And they fired me. And I even told them as they were firing me, like, “It’s your business.” I made a mental note: Never work for anyone else again and I never will.
Carlson went on to say that he "can't be mad" about the firing and that "the Murdochs were always nice" to him. He said, "My feelings weren't hurt."
Portnoy followed up by asking Carlson whether he felt "like at Fox [he] could say whatever [he] wanted."
Well, there was always internal– I mean, the Murdochs were always nice, They never got in my way at all. They were always super nice to me. But there were, you know, small-mind– it’s a company run by fearful women. You know what I mean? And there were always like, you know, second-tier people who were hassling my producers. But no one ever called me. I got along with everybody. But, I mean, I think they knew like, the censorship, don’t welcome that. You know? So, but, they never actually got in the way of anything.
Carlson - one of the most popular and most successful television personalities - was fired by Fox back in April. Prior to that, Carlson had hosted the very popular Fox News Channel primetime program, Tucker Carlson Tonight. To this day, the reason why Fox parted ways with Carlson has not been confirmed. There has only been speculation.
The Hill reports, "Fox took Carlson off the air in April just days after it agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787 million to settle claims of defamation stemming from false statements about its software made on the network’s airwaves."
Accordingly, some believe that there is a connection between the settlement and Carlson's firing. But, this remains merely speculation.
Whatever the reason may be for Carlson's firing, Carlson has now moved his program to X, and it would be an understatement to say that the move has been a successful one.
Carlson has hosted over 20 episodes of Tucker on X, since leaving Fox. His most successful interview was with former President Donald Trump. The interview has received over 260 million views.