NY Times Publishes Supposedly ‘SHOCKING’ Text Message That Alarmed Tucker Carlson’s Bosses And Contributed To His Firing — Read For Yourself

Share this:

The New York Times posted the text message from Tucker Carlson to his producer last night that they say alarmed Fox News leaders and contributed to his firing:

The Times writes that “the discovery of the text message contributed to the chain of events that ultimately led to Tucker Carlson’s firing.”

They highlight the part where he said “It’s not how white men fight” and claim that alarmed Fox News leaders:

A text message sent by Tucker Carlson that set off a panic at the highest levels of Fox on the eve of its billion-dollar defamation trial showed its most popular host sharing his private, inflammatory views about violence and race.

The discovery of the message contributed to a chain of events that ultimately led to Mr. Carlson’s firing.

In the message, sent to one of his producers in the hours after violent Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Mr. Carlson described how he had recently watched a video of a group of men — Trump supporters, he said — violently attacking “an Antifa kid.”

It was “three against one, at least,” he wrote.

And then he expressed a sense of dismay that the attackers, like him, were white.

“Jumping a guy like that is dishonorable obviously,” he wrote.

“It’s not how white men fight,” he said. But he said he found himself for a moment wanting the group to kill the person he had described as the Antifa kid.

The text alarmed the Fox board, which saw the message a day before Fox was set to defend itself against Dominion Voting Systems before a jury. The board grew concerned that the message could become public at trial when Mr. Carlson was on the stand, creating a sensational and damaging moment that would raise broader questions about the company.

The day after the discovery, the board told Fox executives it was bringing in an outside law firm to conduct an investigation into Mr. Carlson’s conduct.

I disagree with the Times’ comment that Tucker was expressing dismay that the attackers were white. He was expressing dismay for HOW they fought, 3 on 1, not their race.

Saying “that’s not how white men fight” may not be politically correct, but it is consistent with the many videos we’ve seen where a group of attackers are attacking a lone victim. They are almost always black.

The truth about this text message is that Tucker had empathy for the Antifa guy and that should have been the takeaway for the leaders at Fox News. Tucker realized, as much as he disliked the Antifa guy, that it was ultimately unfair for three guys to attack a victim like that. Tucker has a base morality that governs right from wrong and Fox News leaders should have been willing to defend Tucker over this message.



Notify of

Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
1 year ago

The low-life “elites” are out to ‘get’ anyone who leans anywhere near the right, which causes them to go after commentators like Tucker Carlson. The shame is on them and not the objects of their pursuit.

1 year ago

So what? Who really cares, besides the leaker, Fox and the liberal leftists? I’m still unplugging Fox News!