Last updated on September 7th, 2023 at 11:56 pm
In a recent interview with Barstool Sports founder and owner Dave Portnoy, Tucker Carlson explored the relationship between former President Donald Trump, conservative media, and Fox News.
The conversation provided insights into key moments and statements that reflect the dynamics within conservative media and politics.
Tucker Carlson’s Interview Highlights:
During the interview, Tucker Carlson confirmed what many had suspected—that some top figures at Fox News, including founder Rupert Murdoch and network leadership, held unfavorable views toward Donald Trump. Carlson stated that Fox News management had implemented rules preventing Trump from appearing on the network.
This revelation raises questions about potential bias within the network and its impact on conservative politics.
On August 30, during a conversation with conservative podcast host Adam Carolla, Tucker Carlson expressed concerns about Trump’s safety. This comment suggests that Carlson, a well-known news media personality and former Fox News host, believes there are security threats to Trump, possibly stemming from his political influence.
Tucker Carlson pointed out that various attempts by what he referred to as “permanent Washington” to undermine Trump’s influence have failed. This observation underscores the ongoing power struggle within the conservative movement and highlights Trump’s resilience despite challenges from within his own party.
It is worth noting that Tucker Carlson is openly supportive of Donald Trump. However, both Trump and Carlson have had their differences with Fox News Channel, which became evident in their recent interactions.
During the interview with Dave Portnoy, the subject of Trump and Carlson’s time at Fox News came up. Carlson revealed that Fox News management had sympathized with the GOP establishment and always wanted Trump gone. This revelation aligns with Trump’s past grievances regarding the network’s treatment of him.
In 2015, Trump boycotted Fox News for two weeks following a contentious exchange with Megyn Kelly during the first GOP Presidential debate. Trump believed that the question posed by Kelly was a setup orchestrated by Fox News management to undermine his campaign.
After the 2022 Midterm election, Trump avoided appearing on Fox News Channel for nearly six months, further highlighting his dissatisfaction with the network’s stance. Trump also chose to skip the first GOP debate on August 23, suspecting that Fox News would not provide him with fair coverage—a suspicion that Tucker Carlson confirmed
Fox News’ actions on the day Carlson acknowledged bias against Trump appeared to validate those claims. Trump publicly criticized Fox News host John Roberts for conducting interviews with what he referred to as “Never-Trump RINOs” Chris Christie and former Attorney General Bill Barr, suggesting that these interviews were meant to push an anti-Trump narrative.
Last Comment, The revelations regarding Fox News’ management’s stance on Trump raise questions about the network’s role in conservative politics and its potential impact on the 2024 presidential race.
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