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Brett Favre calls for Fox News boycott over Tucker Carlson firing

Tucker Carlson at a 2018 speech for Turning Point USA. (Gage Skidmore)
May 09, 2023

NFL legend Brett Favre called for a boycott of Fox News on Monday over the sudden ousting and apparent silencing of popular conservative host Tucker Carlson.

“I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak,” the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback tweeted, along with a video from former Fox News host Megyn Kelly’s new independent show.

In the video, Kelly accuses Fox News of dragging its feet on resolving Carlson’s contract in an effort to silence him.

“Meanwhile, it’s not settled. They don’t have a deal. Why not? Because [Carlson] needs to be silenced while Fox tries to rebuild that disappearing audience? They are banking on you coming back to them. They’ve got a debate in August. You can’t resist. You’ll go. You’ll forgive everything. They’re banking on it,” Kelly said, addressing her audience.

“DeSantis is likely to announce this month. You’re going to turn on Fox News. You can’t go to CNN. You’re not going to go to Newsmax. You’re not going to go to digital media. You’re going to tune into the Fox News primetime, you lapdogs,” she continued. “It’s what you always do. It’s how they have billions. That’s what’s happening here. Keep him silent on the sidelines for as long as possible, unable to use his voice on any of these things: on Fox, on politics, on anything.”

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“We will win in the end like we always do,” Kelly added.

After showing a clip of Carlson, the video ends with the following message: “SHOW TUCKER YOU STAND WITH HIM. STAND WITH TUCKER. BOYCOTT FOX NEWS!”

Last week, the CEO of a media company offered Carlson a whopping $100 million partnership deal on in the wake of his sudden departure from Fox News.

Patrick Bet-David, CEO of Valuetainment, broke the news on Kelly’s show before posting the offer on Twitter.

“Dear Tucker, I’ll get right to the point. We want you to partner with us in what we feel is a noble and necessary effort to define the future of media,” David wrote in an offer letter to Carlson.