On the Fox News prime-time lineup he had previously dominated, Tucker Carlson was absent on the day he was dismissed.
Sean Hannity, Carlson’s former coworker, stated, “We’re not talking about him,” during one of the two highly brief mentions of Carlson on Fox News on Monday night. On the other hand, his dismissal was the top story on the evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC.
Fox unceremoniously fired Carlson from his well-liked prime-time program earlier in the day without explaining. It occurred as new legal threats loomed, less than a week after Fox agreed to pay $787 million to settle a lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems over the network’s propagation of false election conspiracy theories.
After taking over Carlson’s hour and informing the audience that Fox and Carlson had mutually decided to part ways, Brian Kilmeade quickly switched to other stories.
The president’s son Hunter Biden was the focus of Hannity’s hour-long program. He also spoke with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin.
When Hannity did a segment on the second major news event of the day, CNN’s decision to fire anchor Don Lemon, Carlson’s name was mentioned.
He invited Kellyanne Conway, a former Trump administration staffer, to attack Lemon as the studio audience applauded.
Without being prodded, Hannity added, “We’re not talking about Tucker. “I don’t have any specifics. He had a sizable following in addition to a sizable audience.
Laura Ingraham, another Fox prime-time host, made no mention of Carlson. Instead, in her headline article titled “Whatever Happened to Hope and Change? She also covered a Belgian competition where participants pretended to squawk like seagulls.
In November 2020, Carlson, Hannity, and Ingraham seemed comparable. Following the presidential election, they allegedly had a three-way text exchange in which they disparaged their network’s news division, according to records made public earlier this year as part of Dominion’s lawsuit.
According to Fox, until a permanent replacement is chosen, Carlson’s old time slot will be filled by a rotating roster of guest hosts.