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Tucker Carlson Exits Fox News

“We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” the network said in a statement.

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In a shocking development, Fox News has announced Tucker Carlson is departing the network, effective immediately.

According to a statement from Fox News, the network and the primetime host “have agreed to part ways”.

“We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” the network said in a statement.

Carlson was at the center of a defamation lawsuit brought forth by Dominion Voting System. Evidence uncovered in the suit showed Carlson had privately shared his disgust for then-President Donald Trump. However, on the air, Carlson shared glowing remarks about the 45th President. Carlson scored the first televised interview with the former President after he was indicted earlier this month.

Dominion Voting Systems alleged that Carlson, along with other Fox News hosts like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Maria Bartiromo knowingly peddled falsehoods centered around the 2020 presidential election.

Fox News settled the case with Dominion for $787.5 million early last week.

However, a report from Los Angeles Times media reporter Stephen Battaglio claims Carlson was pushed out by Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, and was unrelated to the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit.

According to Battaglio, Murdoch was concerned about Carlson’s encapsulation of the January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The Fox News host was the beneficiary of more than 40,000 hours of security camera footage given to him by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). In a subsequent story on the footage, Carlson called rioters “sightseers” and “mostly peaceful”.

Battaglio continued by saying the recent lawsuit brought for by former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg also played into Carlson’s exit. Grossberg claimed she was bullied and subjected to anti-Semitic comments while working under Carlson.

Since joining the network as a primetime host in 2016, Carlson has routinely led the cable news ratings war between Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. Tucker Carlson Tonight averaged more than 3 million viewers per episode.

The network says a rotating panel of Fox News personalities will host the 8:00 PM ET timeslot previously occupied by Carlson.

Carlson’s exit comes less than a week after another Fox News personality, Dan Bongino, announced his departure from the network. He claimed contract negotiations between himself and the network fell apart, and denied reports his exit was tied to the Dominion Voting Systems settlement.

Several reports also claim that Carlson’s executive producer, Justin Wells, has also departed the network.

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FOX & Friends Host Lawrence Jones to Visit Diners to Speak with 2024 Presidential Voters

Jones will begin his Breakfast with Friends tour on Tuesday, April 23rd in suburban Grand Rapids.

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FOX & Friends co-host Lawrence Jones will spend three days in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic next week asking voters about the important issues of the 2024 presidential election.

Jones will begin his Breakfast with Friends tour on Tuesday, April 23rd in suburban Grand Rapids. Other stops will include suburban Milwaukee (Wednesday) and suburban Philadelphia (Thursday).

Joining FOX & Friends on a full-time basis in September of last year, Jones will be on location during the 6-9 AM ET window, which the show has led in the cable news ratings for more than two decades.

The full schedule includes:

TUESDAY, APRIL 23
The Nest Egg Café
6101 Lake Michigan Dr, Allendale Charter Twp, MI

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
Brunch It Up
18895 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
Eagle Diner
739 Street Rd, Warminster, PA

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Lawrence O’Donnell: Jesse Watters Proves ‘How Stupid You Can Be’ on Fox News

“Jesse Watters is the newest liar to occupy the 8 PM slot on Fox, the lying channel.”

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Former President Donald Trump parrotted a talking point from Fox News primetime host Jesse Watters. MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell took extreme displeasure with the situation.

During the jury selection for the first trial against Trump, a juror was asked if they believed that anyone was above the law. When they said no, Watters said “I don’t know about that,” before claiming it was an attempt to “rig this jury” with “undercover liberal activists”, which Trump cited Watters for unveiling.

On The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, the MSNBC host took Watters to task for what believed was a purposely inaccurate encapsulation.

“Jesse Watters is the newest liar to occupy the 8 PM slot on Fox, the lying channel,” O’Donnell began. “The previous occupant of the 8 p.m. slot had told so many of those lies, that even Fox decided they had to let him go. And the occupant before that one (Bill O’Reilly) … lost his job only after being exposed as a grievous serial sexual harasser at Fox.

“Jesse Watters is the same person who — last week — said publicly that he believed that the minimum wage produces an income of $100,000 a year in America. That’s how stupid you can be on Fox at 8 PM, or in the case of Jesse Watters, also at 5 PM.”

O’Donnell concluded by stating that Trump simply “rewrote” the lie from the Fox News host. He added that there is no evidence of any “undercover liberal activists” attempting to get on the jury.

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Dr. Jennifer Ashton Leaving ABC News to Launch New Company

Dr. Jennifer Ashton said that she received the support of ABC News President Kim Godwin and Networks Division leader Debra OConnell.

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ABC News is losing its Chief Medical Correspondent and co-host of GMA3, Dr. Jennifer Ashton.

When her contract expires in June, Ashton will leave the network to launch a new women’s wellness company, Ajenda, where she will serve as the CEO.

“Sometimes an important message needs the right messenger, and I feel like there is no more critical time in this country for women’s health, and for weight management,” Ashton told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re facing an obesity epidemic, and menopause and perimenopause and women’s health is literally in a spotlight like never before. And I want to be the messenger for those messages.

“And so I’m excited about finally having the opportunity to just devote 100 percent of my time and effort into that, and using the skills that I’ve learned from being at the number one network for 13 years, I think are going to be really vital in that.”

Dr. Jennifer Ashton added that she received the support of ABC News President Kim Godwin and Networks Division leader Debra OConnell.

“They both said to me, ‘Is there anything we can do to change your mind?’ And when I said there really isn’t, because I really feel strongly about doing this, they basically said you know, ‘we’re going to be behind you.’ And I think that’s really unusual in this business in this day,” she said.

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