The cable news media landscape was completely stunned last week by the news that the number one channel, Fox News Channel, was taking its top-rated host off the air.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … the news channel is doing everything it can to sweeten the deal for Tucker to come on board — including floating the idea of letting him program the whole channel, not just his own show.
That would be a pretty enticing deal point … in addition to having his own primetime show, Tucker would have a say over what shows lead into and out of his show, which can be key in achieving bigger TV ratings.
While our sources stress Newsmax hasn’t formally offered Tucker a job — he can’t have formal discussions due to his current Fox News contract — we’re told the network execs have made it clear to people around him, they would basically give him a big say in rebranding their channel.
Newsmax is looking to make big moves as reports have noted that Fox News is trying to sideline Tucker Carlson through the 2024 election.
New Conservative Postwrote, “If you ever wanted to see what side Fox News is truly on, their actions regarding Tucker Carlson will serve as clear evidence. In a great help to Joe Biden’s reelection campaign, Fox News Channel, according to a new report, intends to keep their former top-rated host on the sidelines through the 2024 election, silencing an articulate and powerful conservative voice that will surely help liberals maintain power in the next election.
Insiders told Breitbart that Tucker’s contract runs through 2024 and that the channel is more than happy to sideline him.
Getting rid of their top host looks to be Fox to be cutting off its nose to spite its face. The ratings this week have been disastrous for the channel. Mediatereported, “MSNBC’s Chris Hayes won the 8 p.m. hour on cable news Wednesday night. Hayes’s win comes on the heels of Monday’s firing of Tucker Carlson — who long reigned during the hour.
Hayes beat Carlson’s temporary replacement, Brian Kilmeade, with 1.38 million total viewers to 1.33 million viewers.”