Media Matters, a left-leaning media source, shared a leaked video of former Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticizing Fox News’s subscription service, Fox Nation, noting that it “sucks.”
“FOXLEAKS: Tucker Carlson slammed Fox Nation in behind-the-scenes video,” the title of Media Matters author Matthew Gertz’s article reads, which the outlet considered to be a bombshell.
In the video, Carlson is speaking on the phone and preparing for an interview with an “exile in Romania,” likely Andrew Tate.
“I don’t want to be a slave to Fox Nation, which I don’t think that many people watch anyway,” Carlson said, identifying himself as “a representative of the American media now, speaking to an exile in Romania and welcoming him back into the brotherhood of journalists.”
BREAKING: Leaked Tucker Carlson Footage: “I don’t want to be a slave to Fox Nation, which I don’t think that many people watch anyway”
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The person on the phone asked Carlson if the participant could wear a sweater during the interview. In response, Carlson said, “This is airing on the nighttime show, and I want it to look official.”
“I don’t want it to be like, bro, talk and I, and I, you know what I mean?” he asked.
Carlson expressed frustration about producing good-quality content that would go to waste on Fox Nation’s website because of technical difficulties.
“Yeah, but the majority of it, like, if we go, like, 45 minutes, it’s going to be for Fox Nation,” the individual told Carlson.
“But nobody’s going to watch it on Fox Nation. Nobody watches Fox Nation because the site sucks. So I’d really like to just put the — dump the whole thing on YouTube. But anyway, that’s just my view,” Carlson said.
Carlson continued by saying that Fox Nation’s website is difficult to use and that he doesn’t know why the developers haven’t fixed the site.
Carlson emphasized that he and his team worked hard to produce their content, arguing that the people in charge of Fox Nation ignored that their site wouldn’t work. He called such inaction a “betrayal of our efforts.”
The leak to Media Matters comes a week after Carlson’s firing from Fox News after the outlet said the two parties agreed to “part ways.”
Days after news of his departure was released, Carlson posted a video on Twitter offering his perspective on the situation.
In the video, Carlson argued that when people are honest, they become powerful. He concluded that the “liars” trying to silence journalists will “shrink” and “become weaker.”
Since firing Carlson, Fox Corporation has reportedly lost $800 million in market value.