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Elon Musk weighs in on Tucker Carlson leaving Fox News

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
April 24, 2023

Billionaire tech CEO Elon Musk weighed in on Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News after the network announced the pair parted ways on Monday.

Musk posted a fire emoji and a laughing emoji in response to a Babylon Bee satirical article entitled, “Fox News Fires The Only Reason People Watch Fox News.”

It is unclear why the popular host, whose show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” became the highest-rated program in cable news history, parted ways with the network.

Twitter erupted with activity over the news of Carlson’s departure from Fox, with many users offering kind words for the popular host.  

“.@TuckerCarlson leaving Fox News. He was the boldest they had! This is a big loss for Fox,” tweeted Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky).

“Fox fires @TuckerCarlson five days after he crosses the red line by acknowledging that the TV networks pushed a deadly and ineffective vaccine to please their Pharma advertisers,” tweeted Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who recently launched his 2024 presidential bid challenging Joe Biden as the Democrat nominee.

“Carlson’s breathtakingly courageous April 19 monologue broke TV’s two biggest rules: Tucker told the truth about how greedy Pharma advertisers controlled TV news content and he lambasted obsequious newscasters for promoting jabs they knew to be lethal and worthless,” he continued. “For many years, Tucker has had the nation’s biggest audience averaging 3.5 million — 10 times the size of CNN. Fox just demonstrated the terrifying power of Big Pharma.”

Former news anchor and Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake tweeted, “The best decision I ever made was leaving Fox. Good for you, @TuckerCarlson. You’re free & uncensored!”

Others were happy to see Carlson and Fox split, including former Congressman Adam Kinzinger.

“A fall from grace. Tucker used to be a deep thinking mainstream conservative with ideas. He became a monster pushing garbage and abusing the patriotism of his viewers. Good riddance,” he tweeted.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.