Fox News has parted ways with Tucker Carlson, its popular and controversial host, less than a week after settling a lawsuit over the network’s coverage of the 2020 election. However, the network did not provide an explanation for Carlson’s departure, and there was no comment from Carlson.
Former Tucker Carlson producer Abby Grossberg has filed amended complaints alleging retaliation from Fox News after being fired on Friday following a lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment. Grossberg claims that Fox News lawyers coerced her into giving inaccurate testimony in her deposition to Dominion Voting Systems and that male colleagues were able to see and correct their transcripts while she was unable to until retaining her own legal team.
Fox News commentators Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg have resigned from the network in protest of what they say is a pattern of inauthentic and incendiary claims made by Fox opinion hosts in support of former President Donald Trump. They cite Tucker Carlson’s three-part series on the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol as the last straw, as the series relied on fabrications and conspiracy theories to exonerate Trump supporters who participated in the attack.
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) April 24, 2023
Just like Fox News, CNN fired one of their most popular News Anchor Don Lemon. “I was informed this morning by my agent that I have been terminated by CNN. I am stunned. After 17 years at CNN I would have thought that someone in management would have had decency to tell me directly. At no time was I was given any indication that i would not be able to continue to do the work I have loved the network. It is clear that there are some larger issues at play. With that said, I want to thank my colleagues and many teams I have worked with for an incredible run. They are the most talented journalists in the business, and I wish them all the best” Tweeted Don Lemon, informing about his termination.