(HorizonPost.com) – Rumors are swirling that Rupert Murdoch fired Tucker Carlson after his speech on good and evil at the Heritage Foundation days before his departure from the network. Much speculation about his exit focuses on the Dominion Voting Systems defamation claim against Fox that ended with a settlement of $787 million just before the trial was due to start. Some commentators suggest Carlson was fired for facilitating or promoting President Trump’s accusations that the 2020 election was stolen, partly through the use of Dominion programs.
However, in Carlson’s final speech before he left the network, he invoked God and religion and said that Americans must pray for their country. One source, cited by Vanity Fair, said Fox owner Rupert Murdoch is “freaked out” by spiritual and religious references.
In the controversial speech, Carlson referred to “herd mentality” and how people he respected had been swept up in it. He gave examples, including the coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. People refuse to speak out and question the official narrative, he said.
Carlson told his audience, “When people, or crowds of people, or the largest crowd of people at all, which is the federal government, the largest human organization in human history, decide that the goal is to destroy things, destruction for its own sake, “Hey, let’s tear it down,” what you’re watching is not a political movement. It’s evil.”
The popular host announced his departure from Fox on April 24th. He had worked at the network for seven years and was its highest-rating star. His show Tucker Carlson Tonight regularly attracted millions of viewers and was the most watched on cable TV. He has not yet outlined any future plans but told reporters outside his Florida home that he was enjoying eating a meal with his wife, which he hasn’t done on a weeknight for years.
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