It’s not precisely clear what’s going to occur with Tucker Carlson’s new present. It’s doable that Fox may sue him for his breach of contract. It’s doable they gained’t.
As beforehand said, Carlson is an immensely fashionable determine. Disaffection with mainstream and legacy media is at an all time high, and audiences are casting about for different sources of data. Tucker, sadly, is a kind of different sources, and he has made a reputation for himself by drawing a giant, brassy distinction between the extremely flawed community information media of our instances and his personal, free-wheeling model of extremely editorialized, news-adjacent content material.
However Carlson isn’t precisely an antidote to the issues of the mainstream media—hell, he’s a product of it. He’s additionally much less a journalist than he’s a commentator, which suggests he’s mainly only a man with a megaphone and a perspective. Whether or not you agree or disagree with these views, they will’t substitute literal precise journalists, who dig up tales and report the information.
Sadly, the media that Carlson is perpetually at battle with is in hassle—as may be seen by the Chris Licht-related drama over at CNN, the continuing disaster at Fox, and MSNBC’s personal uneven ratings. People clearly want a greater mannequin of stories than the one they’re getting however, for the foreseeable future, they’re going to get Carleson—whether or not they prefer it or not.