After Fox News removed him off the air late last month, Tucker Carlson allegedly spoke with Twitter CEO Elon Musk about collaborating.
The information was revealed in a story by Axios about Carlson being closer to letting his closest associates go after Fox News for holding him bound to his contract, which would be paying him $20 million each year while keeping him out of action until January 2025.
The well-known legal representative for Tucker Carlson, Bryan Freedman, who was also hired by recently ousted CNN co-host Don Lemon, said in a statement: “The notion that anybody is going to try to silence Tucker so as to keep him from connecting to his audience is absolutely preposterous.”
According to the story, Carlson appears to have been busy “plotting a media business of his own” since being dropped by Fox News, but he is powerless to do anything until they release him from his contract.
According to sources close to Carlson, he was thinking of establishing a straight-to-consumer based on subscriptions media firm that would provide him the same direct access to his viewers as former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly.
Carlson and Musk apparently spoke about collaborating, but no details were mentioned. According to the article, companies like Newsmax and Rumble offered to pay Carlson more than he was receiving at Fox News.
According to the story, Carlson’s closest supporters have been pressuring him to give them permission to criticize Fox News, but he has so far advised them not to and instead wishes to handle the situation in a quiet and professional manner. Based on interactions with many Carlson-related contacts, The Daily Wire is able to authenticate this information.
Nevertheless, sources informed Axios that Carlson wants to be free and is getting ready to “unleash” his friends against the network: “His group is getting ready for battle.”
After being removed from the air, Carlson issued a statement in which he made it clear that he intended to concentrate on reporting on important topics that are often ignored on television news.
“The clearly important issues that will shape our future—war, civil freedoms, new science, demographic change, corporate dominance, and natural resources—get almost no debate,” according to him. “When did you last hear a meaningful discussion on any of those topics? It has been a while. Such discussions are not allowed in American media. Political parties and their funders have agreed on what would benefit them, and they are actively working together to stop any discussion of it.”
He said, “Honest individuals become strong when they state what’s real, calmly and without shame. The liars who have been attempting to quiet them also weaken and diminish at the same time. That is the unbreakable rule of the cosmos. The real prevails. Where can you still discover Americans who speak the truth? There aren’t many locations remaining, but the ones that are are sufficient. There is hope as long as you can hear the words.”