Fox News has replaced star anchor Tucker Carlson with a similarly radical one

Fox News has replaced star anchor Tucker Carlson with a similarly radical one

America’s Fox News, which is very popular with its conservative viewers, announced Monday that its radical star Tucker Carlson, who left in April, would be replaced by another journalist, Jesse Waters, on the right.

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The move to one of the most-watched shows in the US, 8 p.m., comes amid a tense backdrop for Fox News, the pearl of Rupert Murdoch’s Australian-American media empire.

The channel has lost its conservative star and provocateur Tucker Carlson, its ratings plummet, and it agreed to pay electronic voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million to avoid a presidential defamation lawsuit in November 2020. Fox News has carried accusations from Donald Trump’s clan in an election it allegedly “stole” Joe Biden.

In a statement, the television announced that show host Laura Ingraham will start the evenings at 7 p.m., followed by “Jessie Waters Primetime” at 8 p.m. Gutfeld.

“Fox News has been the place for news and analysis in America for more than 21 years,” said Susan Scott, president of Fox News Media.

“The unique perspectives brought by Laura Ingraham, Jessie Waters, Sean Hannity and Greg Gutfeld will ensure our viewers have unparalleled coverage by our top cast for years to come,” she promises.

Jesse Watters, 44, who rose through the ranks at Fox News in his 20 years as a production assistant, has a reputation for being an aggressive reporter who sets “traps and ambushes” people he wants to interview during trials, political meetings and demonstrations. .

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At the end of 2021, he called on conservative convention participants to “trap” Anthony Fauci, the white house bully who is regularly targeted by the right.

He was also ridiculed for making sarcastic and critical comments on air against immigrants and homeless people.

Tucker Carlson abruptly left Fox News at the end of April and switched to Twitter in June, the social network acquired by Elon Musk.

Since then, Fox News’ viewership has fallen as Tucker Carlson’s show averaged 3.3 million viewers in 2022, the highest evening audience of any US news channel.

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