Tucker Carlson may be about to put the first nail in the coffin of Fox News, not to mention other major cable news networks.
Carlson put out another video on Twitter this week with a huge announcement.
He has announced that Twitter will be the main platform for his new show.
Carlson’s first video hinted that if and when he does a new show, it is going to address real issues, not issues the TV networks want to discuss.
His initial video after being benched slammed mainstream media news. This was a follow-up to that, showing that he plans on addressing the real issues that nobody wants to touch.
I have to admit, while I was not necessarily a fan of Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News, but his new demeanor is very intriguing.
Here is the announcement by Tucker…
We’re back. pic.twitter.com/sG5t9gr60O
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 9, 2023
The announcement spurned natural curiosity if he had reached some sort of deal with Elon Musk. Musk, however, addressed this not long after Tucker made that tweet…
On this platform, unlike the one-way street of broadcast, people are able to interact, critique and refute whatever he or anyone may say.
And, of course, anything misleading will get @CommunityNotes.
I also want to be clear that we have not signed a deal of any kind…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2023
Twitter is already using a new subscription service for a monthly subscription to exclusive content.
Musk is even testing out the new format on his account, which has everyone up in arms, of course.
I have never been one to “pay for news,” as there is so much free content out there, I simply do not see the purpose. I have been forced to subscribe to a couple of news outlets for fact-checking purposes, but they are all-encompassing subscriptions.
I have never been able to justify paying for a single source, and I know I am not alone in this.
My hope is that Tucker’s actual show is free and he makes his money off ads, but I am pretty sure that he will sure the subscription option to drive sales.
Of course, all this hinges on Tucker being able to force Fox News to let him out of his contract, of which he is under until after the 2024 election cycle.