Fox News is no longer swirling the drain. They’ve gone down the drain, and now inhabit the sewers. The network is trailing MSNBC in nearly every timeslot except for Greg Gutfeld’s show. They’re the Bud Light of television news, following their catastrophically stupid decision to yank Tucker Carlson off the air. Morale has never been lower inside the building than it is right now.
The management at Fox News, however, has decided that the beatings will just have to continue until morale improves. They’ve just fired all the remaining behind-the-scenes employees who used to help produce Tucker’s show.
Whenever a primetime host gets canned, the staffers who produce their show almost always get to keep their jobs. That’s because the network has to continue filling that timeslot, just with a different host. It’s not the fault of the person running the teleprompter, or the person making the chyron graphics, or the producers or the director of the show that Fox News is in a tiff with the former host of the 8 p.m. show.
The hysterical women running Fox News are apparently feeling vengeful, though. According to Tucker Carlson’s biographer, Chadwick Moore:
“EXCLUSIVE: Sources have told me Fox News has just terminated the rest of @TuckerCarlson’s former staff. They want the nine remaining employees to continue working until mid-July.”
That’s way nastier than it sounds. Fox is forcing the nine employees to stay on and train their replacements, otherwise they’ll lose their severance packages.
According to Gregg Re, Tucker’s former head writer, the villain firing all the employees under such nasty conditions is Meade Cooper, Fox’s Executive Vice President of Primetime Programming. The employees first learned that they were losing their jobs through a Fox News press release. Then, she informed the people who were losing their jobs that they were welcome to hunt around on the Fox News website and see if there were any other jobs they’d like to apply for.
Meade Cooper is one of the bitter feminist hags who rose to prominence on a wave of #MeToo sentiment after Roger Ailes’ ouster. Think of Megyn Kelly, but without talent or good looks. Cooper was promoted way beyond her abilities as a form of virtue-signaling affirmative action for women that took place during the post-Ailes period. Insiders at Fox News say she is a “terrible leader” who “lacks creativity.” They say she also “pretended to have oversight of Fox Primetime programming for years.”
According to Chadwick Moore, “She has now executed the highest performing producers in cable news history. While riding a women’s advocacy wave, many of those she fired yesterday were women.”
The press release in which the staffers learned their jobs would no longer exist next month was the announcement of Fox News’ new primetime lineup, following the unjust and unwarranted firing of Tucker. Laura Ingraham will move to the primetime kickoff slot at 7 p.m. Greg Gutfeld will air an hour earlier than before, at 10 p.m. Sean Hannity and his zipper problems will remain at 9 p.m.
And poor Jesse Watters is being shuffled into Tucker’s old 8 p.m. timeslot. Jesse’s a smart, funny and fairly conservative guy, but his viewership numbers are going to tank even further.
Tucker’s loyal viewers are not coming back—ever. We’d rather watch Brett Baier calling Arizona several weeks early in the 2020 election on an endless loop on YouTube than ever give Fox News our eyeballs again.
They’ve lost our trust forever, not that they had much credibility left besides Tucker’s show.
You know what’s weird about this whole thing? Fox News still won’t admit why they took Tucker off the air. Everybody pretty much knows that they acted on orders from Dominion Voting Systems and the Democrat Party. But they won’t say it. Kind of says a lot, doesn’t it?
In the meantime, we can catch Tucker’s short Twitter vignettes anytime, and the hour that we all used to spend glued to the TV for his show frees up a lot of time to check out other content. Dan Bongino’s podcast is surprisingly excellent, which I would have lost in a quiz. Jimmy Dore is always funny and insightful. Owen Benjamin’s livestreams are crazy and hilarious. As for Fox News, we hope they enjoy their race to the bottom with CNN.