Fox News is trying to muzzle Tucker Carlson until after the 2024 election.
He’s preparing to leave them in the dust.
And Tucker Carlson made one power move that left Fox News in a state of panic.
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson is plotting his comeback after his shocking firing from the cable news giant.
The contract Carlson was on at the time of his firing was set to run through the end of the 2024 election, and Fox News elected to not terminate the contract after firing the host, choosing instead to keep paying him in an attempt to keep him sidelined through the election.
But a pesky little legal document isn’t going to stop the most influential individual in traditional media from moving forward with the next phase of his career.
He’s already launched his new Twitter-based show, Tucker on Twitter, but that’s just the beginning for the former top-rated host in cable news.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Carlson and former George W. Bush White House adviser Neil Patel are looking to raise hundreds of millions of dollars for a new digital media company.
Carlson and Patel, who were college roommates, previously teamed up to co-found The Daily Caller, and already have attorneys, media strategists, and financing in place to support their new venture.
Under the duo’s reported plan, Carlson’s Twitter show will serve as a sort of foundation for the new company, while the Twitter platform in general appears to be the primary distribution channel the company will utilize, keeping Carlson’s show free while offering long-form video and other content through subscriptions.
Twitter owner Elon Musk has been very vocal about his desire to make the platform the ultimate free speech destination for content creators, and reportedly reached out to Carlson upon his firing to recruit the most watched host in cable news history.
The Journal’s report also indicated that Linda Yaccarino, who Musk hired as Twitter’s new CEO, also recently met with Justin Wells, Carlson’s former top producer at Fox News who left the network to work on this new venture.
But while Twitter will play a big role in the company’s content distribution process, much like The Daily Caller and other media companies, the company will also have a website, mobile app, and could potentially carry videos on other platforms besides Twitter.
Fox News sent a cease-and-desist letter to Carlson for allegedly breaching his contract with the network by launching Tucker on Twitter, but he continues to move forward while his legal team handles Fox.
Shortly after news of the announcement was released, Carlson scored both the first major advertiser for his Twitter show, and a new investor in his new media venture.
PublicSq, an online shopping app for conservative companies that bills itself as an Amazon challenger, has reportedly agreed to pay over $1 million in a deal to sponsor Tucker on Twitter.
Omeed Malik, the CEO of the company behind PublicSQ, is also planning to invest millions in Carlson’s new media venture through his private equity firm, 1789 Capital.
Tucker Carlson is taking advantage of new technology to bypass the gatekeepers and deliver his message directly to working class Americans.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.