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Tucker Carlson: ‘I Know’ Fox News Made Deal with Dominion to Take Me Off Air

“I think that deal was made minutes before the trial started. I mean, I know it was.”

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As the biography of former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is scheduled to debut, an excerpt from the book shares the host’s thought process on why he was let go in April.

The Guardian received an advanced copy of the book that is scheduled to be released in the United States on Tuesday, August 1st, and in the excerpt, Carlson says he “knows” a pact was made by the cable outlet and Dominion Voting Systems as talks of a $787.5 million settlement progressed.

“They agreed to take me off the air, my show off the air, as a condition of the Dominion settlement,” Carlson said, according to his biographer Chadwick Moore. “They had to settle this; Rupert [Murdoch, the 92-year-old Fox News owner] couldn’t testify. I think that deal was made minutes before the trial started.

“I mean, I know it was.”

The theory floated by Carlson was first unveiled by Moore in May.

“It has now been reported that his firing was a condition demanded by Dominion as part of the settlement with Fox. Although Dominion has denied this, my sources have intimate knowledge of the situation and have assured me — even before this news leaked — that that is in fact the truth,” Moore claimed in a video on Twitter.

“If that is true, that would mean a small group of people who have a controlling interest in Dominion have managed to silence what is arguably the most important and conservative voice in the country, possibly until after the next presidential election.”

Fox News has continually denied that Carlson’s departure is related to the settlement with the election machine company.

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Nicolle Wallace Returns to MSNBC’s Deadline: White House

“It is so very, very, very good to be back with you. I have missed everyone.”

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After spending time away from her MSNBC program for maternity leave, Deadline: White House anchor Nicolle Wallace returned to the anchor desk Monday.

“Well hello there everybody. It’s 4 o’clock in New York. I’ve missed saying that. It is so very, very, very good to be back with you. I have missed everyone,” Wallace said to begin Monday’s show.

Wallace and her husband welcomed a daughter via surrogate in November. In her place, Alicia Menendez anchored the program.

The former George W. Bush administration official began hosting the show in 2017. The program was expanded to two hours in 2020, and is one of the network’s highest-rated offerings.

On Friday, Wallace revealed she would make her return Monday, adding that she will start a new feature during her show entitled “American Autocracy”, which “is something the whole country should be grappling with, because that is certainly the head of the Republican party is running on this time,” she told Menendez.

Deadline: White House airs weekdays at 4:00 PM ET on MSNBC.

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Brian Kilmeade: Bob Costas ‘Shallow’ For Comments About Trump and His Supporters

“I think it’s so, so shallow of him to think that you can have your feelings and put down 74 million people along the way.”

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Bob Costas had quite the takedown of the election prospects of former President Donald Trump during a cable news interview. Fox News host Brian Kilmeade didn’t take kindly to the remarks.

“He is by far the most disgraceful figure in modern presidential history. He’s only become more disgraceful since 2016 and since 2020. He is a bubbling cauldron of loathsome traits,” Costas told Michael Smerconish on CNN this weekend. “You have to be in the throes of some sort of toxic delusion and a toxic cult to believe that Donald Trump has ever been in any sense emotionally, psychologically, intellectually or ethically fit to be president.”

“I know Bob Costas. I know how bright he is. He’s the best. When by the time he was 34, is the best sportscaster in the country doing all the biggest events ever. I know that’s exactly how he feels,” Kilmeade said when asked for his opinion by Harris Faulkner.

“But I think it’s so, so shallow of him to think that you can have your feelings and put down 74 million people along the way. If people who are supporting, especially him, coming from a place where people support their teams and their players and their boxers and their athletes and people are loyal, there are people loyal to him for reasons they should be respected for and analyzed.”

Faulkner argued that Democrats expect their voting base to be respected, but won’t return that same respect to the other side of the political aisle.

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Chris Cuomo: My Beef With CNN is With Executives, Not Talent

“No one tells me what to say. No one controls me. Never will.”

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NewsNation host Chris Cuomo has never been shy about his high-profile exit from CNN. After departing the network, he sued for wrongful termination in a case that’s still ongoing. But he wants to clarify his problems with the network aren’t with the folks on the air.

In a post to X, Cuomo responded to a user suggesting that if he kept “talking all this common sense” about the practice of hiring minorities in a push for diversity, equity, and inclusion, “CNN will never let you come back”. In his response, Cuomo said his issue has never been with the on-air talent, but rather the network’s executives.

“Look, you won’t hear me bash CNN. Many great people who do the job for right reasons. My beef is with my boss and his boss and why they say publicly they fired me. and sure people I thought were friends went bad on me…but that is not unusual, especially with talent in the media maelstrom,” Cuomo wrote. “I do what I have always done. Far from perfect but never a patsy. No one tells me what to say. No one controls me. Never will.”

Cuomo departed CNN amid revelations he helped his brother — former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) — navigate accusations of sexual misconduct while he was governor. In response to his ouster, Chris Cuomo sued CNN for $125 million, claiming his “journalistic integrity” was damaged by the network’s decision to fire him.

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