Tucker Carlson and Fox News are parting ways, the network announced Monday.
In a statement, Fox News Media thanked Carlson for his “service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”
“Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating Fox News personalities until a new host is named,” the announcement reads.
— Sara Fischer (@sarafischer) April 24, 2023
Carlson is one of the network’s most well-known hosts. Over the years, his commentary has won him support, as well as detractors.
The View cast reacted live to the news of Carlson’s departure. The audience cheered as Whoopi Goldberg read the announcement. The cast and audience then sang “hey, hey, goodbye” together.
Host Sunny Says noted she doesn’t like seeing the downfall of someone’s career, but added that Carlson “is responsible for the degradation that we see, somewhat, of our democracy in this country.”
The View celebrates Tucker Carlson leaving Fox News.
The cast does the wave and Ana Navarro leads the audience in singing "Hey, hey, they Goodbye!"
Sunny Says he's responsible for the "degradation" of our "democracy." pic.twitter.com/uaY0l2COck
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 24, 2023
In a recent interview on Inside with Jen Psaki, the Biden administration’s former press secretary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also suggested Carlson’s show should be regulated by the government. She said his rhetoric was an incitement of violence.
AOC calls on the government to ban Tucker Carlson and other Fox hosts
Jen Psaki nods along pic.twitter.com/2vX0ZxuASQ
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) April 23, 2023
“And when you look at what Tucker Carlson and some of these other folks at Fox do, it’s very, very clearly incitement of violence.”
In response to Carlson and Fox News parting ways, fans and supporters have suggested this is the worst decision the network could have made.
This news follows the announcement last Friday that another well-liked conservative host has exited the network. Dan Bongino said on his podcast last Thursday that he had finished up his last show at Fox.
“It’s tough. It’s tough to say that. You know, I’ve been there doing hits and working there for 10 years … so the show ending was tough.”
Bongino hosted the Saturday night show “Unfiltered.”
His departure was due to failed contract negotiations.
Details for both situations still to come.