Tucker Carlson pioneered the return of his infamous show on Tuesday, Tucker on Twitter, following his abrupt dismissal from Fox News in April.
Fox previously took Carlson off rather suddenly on April 21 while he was negotiating an exit contract with executives. According to Twitter analytics, Carlson’s first episode amassed over 96.7 million views and 745.9k likes by Wednesday evening.
Tucker Embarks on New Frontiers
The former Fox host began with coverage of the Kakhovka Dam bombing in Ukraine, inferring that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was responsible for coordinating the attacks as a false flag operation.
The dam partially collapsed Tuesday, along with the nearby hydropower plant, draining the Kakhovka reservoir and unleashing floodwaters downriver into the warzone.
So far, both Ukrainian and Russian officials have capitulated associations at each other. The flooding primarily affected Russian-occupied regions, providing water for Crimea, Southern Ukraine, and the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.
Fox News Accuses Tucker Carlson of Breaching Contract With Twitter Show (Fox is so touchy…3 weeks after I left Fox they delivered to my house 2 cease and desist orders from a lawyer for posting a 3 minute video about North Korea on twitter! Bizarre!) https://t.co/K6j6wkqqjq— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) June 8, 2023
Tucker supposedly found the dam’s destruction mainly impacting Russian-controlled territory to be unfounded and not deliberate on the part of Ukraine, which he called a terrorist attack.
He later critiqued the American media for presupposing that Russians planted the explosive devices at the Nova Kakhovka Dam, saying once the evidence emerges, it will be clear who did.
Engaging MSM and Fox
Carlson went after politicians, such as Sen. Lindsay Graham and numerous media, for their blind support of the war and for not analyzing the details.
Recently, Axios released a letter from Fox News, informing Carlson’s counsel that he breached the exit contract with his new show.
Bryan Freedman, Carlson’s attorney, responded to Axios stating Fox is going against its principles by going after Tucker for switching to Twitter.
The contract is said to explicitly prohibit Carlson from aligning with a competitor in the media market and producing content; his attorney does not consider Twitter competition.This article appeared in The Political Globe and has been published here with permission.