‘I resent it… nobody watches it because it SUCKS’: Tucker Carlson’s unloads on Fox Nation and jokes about ‘post-menopausal fans’ in leaked videos from his axed streaming show
- Tucker raged that the streaming website ‘sucked’ and that his efforts were going to waste
- Others show him joking around with his producers
- The video, filmed last August, was leaked to Media Matters today
In newly leaked videos from his axed streaming show, Tucker Carlson is shown unloading on Fox Nation and cracking jokes about his ‘post-menopausal fans’ while joking around with his senior staff.
The videos were leaked to Media Matters and published today in light of Tucker’s firing last month. Some of the remarks were included in a New York Times report last week which suggested they were among a trove of highly incriminating clips.
They show Tucker bantering with producers, assistants and fellow hosts.
In one, he makes a reference to someone’s girlfriend being ‘yummy’, and later, he jokes about relying on ‘post-menopausal fans’ to tell him how he looks on-air.
In the first video, Tucker unleashes on Fox Nation while on the phone to a representative for Andrew Tate, the British influencer arrested in Romania earlier this year.
In the first video, Tucker unleashes on Fox Nation while on the phone to a representative for Andrew Tate, the British influencer arrested in Romania earlier this year
He fumed that ‘no one’ was watching the service, and that his talents were going to waste.
Tucker held the most successful show on primetime Fox News for many years.
He also had a daytime show that was streamed on Fox Nation called Tucker Carlson Today.
Tate’s reps were begging Carlson to wear a sweater or t-shirt for their interview instead of his normal suit and tie.
He refused, telling them part of the show would end up on his primetime, cable news show, and that he didn’t want to become a ‘slave to Fox Nation.’
‘Nobody’s going to watch it on Fox Nation. Nobody watches Fox Nation because the site sucks.
‘So I’d really like to just put the — dump the whole thing on YouTube. But anyway, that’s just my view,. OK. I’m just frustrated with it.
‘It’s hard to use that site. I don’t know why they’re not fixing it. It’s driving me insane.
‘And they’re like making, like, Lifetime movies.
‘But they don’t, they don’t work on the infrastructure of the site. Like what? It’s crazy.
In other videos that Media Matters deemed ‘creepy’, he joked about his own appearance and said he would wait for his ‘post-menopausal fans’ to tell him how he looked on-air
In another leaked moment, he flips the bird at Media Matters, the left-wing website that published the videos today. He had commented on someone’s girlfriend being ‘yummy’, then said: ‘Just kidding, in case this is being pulled off the bird. Hey, Media Matters for America, go f**k yourself. I don’t even know what his girlfriend looks like. And if I did, I would not find her yummy.’
‘And it drives me crazy because it’s like we’re doing all this extra work and no one can find it. It’s unbelievable, actually. I don’t know who runs that site.
‘We’re like working like animals to produce all this content, and the people in charge of it, whoever that guy’s, whatever his name is, like, they’re ignoring the fact that the site doesn’t work. And I think it’s like a betrayal of our efforts. That’s how I feel. So I, of course, I resent it.’
In other videos that Media Matters deemed ‘creepy’ and which the Times referred to vaguely last week, he joked about his own appearance and said he would wait for his ‘post-menopausal fans’ to tell him how he looked on-air.
He joked under his breath that someone’s ‘girlfriend was yummy’, then said: ‘Just kidding, in case this is being pulled off the bird. Hey, Media Matters for America, go f**k yourself! I don’t even know what his girlfriend looks like.
‘And if I did, I would not find her yummy.’
Carlson in Florida with his wife last week. He has not yet spoken at length about his firing
To an off-camera assistant, he joked: ‘I can never assess my appearance. I wait for my postmenopausal fans to weigh in on that.’
Tucker has not commented at length about his firing and Fox’s statements have been limited.
Many sources have attributed his firing to his insubordinate comments about bosses, some of which were unearthed as part of the Dominion defamation lawsuit.
Another video shows him bantering with fellow TV host Piers Morgan before appearing on Piers’ show.
Piers talked about how friendly everyone at Fox was, and Tucker complimented him on his show.
Along with the videos, there are said to be more texts which show Carlson making derogatory remarks about Fox bosses than were included in the Dominion lawsuit.
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