“…Carlson is busy plotting a media empire of his own. But he needs Fox to let him out of his contract, which expires in January 2025 — after the presidential election,” reports Axios.
Posted BY: Jamie White
Tucker Carlson is positioning himself to become a major competitor of Fox News after parting ways with the network last month and holding discussions with Elon Musk about working together, according to Axios.
In a “scoop” titled, “Tucker Carlson ready to torch Fox News,” Axios reported Sunday that Carlson is in the works to build a “media empire” rivaling Fox News ahead of the 2024 election.
Tucker Carlson is preparing to unleash allies to attack Fox News in an effort to bully the network into letting him work for — or start — a right-wing rival, sources close to him tell Axios.
Bryan Freedman, the high-powered Hollywood lawyer Carlson retained for the contract dispute, told Axios: “The idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous.”
Tucker vs. Fox could reshape the conservative news world. Fox, which has seen its ratings plunge in Carlson’s slot since he was let go 13 days ago, wants to sideline him by paying him $20 million a year not to work.
Axios has learned Carlson is busy plotting a media empire of his own. But he needs Fox to let him out of his contract, which expires in January 2025 — after the presidential election. We’re told Carlson has been contacted by outlets — including the right-wing Rumble and Newsmax — that offered to pay him more than his Fox contract.
“Now, we’re going from peacetime to Defcon 1. His team is preparing for war. He wants his freedom,” a friend close to Tucker reportedly told Axios.
Of course, if you’re an Infowars reader and listener, you would have already heard Infowars founder Alex Jones report in late April that Carlson may be planning to form his own network.
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Buried in the story is that Musk and Carlson discussed an alliance to take on the legacy media, a development Axios seems pretty nervous about.
Axios has learned that Carlson and Elon Musk had a conversation about working together, but didn’t discuss specifics. Carlson confidants say he also is contemplating building a direct-to-consumer media outlet where his millions of fans could pay to watch him. Carlson’s predecessor in his Fox slot, Bill O’Reilly, created a blueprint for this.
Carlson released a statement shortly after leaving Fox hinting he wanted to focus on the important issues the mainstream media refuses to cover.
“The undeniably big topics, the ones that will define our future, get virtually no discussion at all: war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, natural resources,” he said.
“When was the last time you heard a legitimate debate about any of those issues? It’s been a long time. Debates like that are not permitted in American media. Both political parties and their donors have reached a consensus on what benefits them, and they actively collude to shut down any conversation about it.”