Fox News fired Tucker Carlson last April.
The network never gave an explanation as to why it canned its top star.
But now a top Fox News star came clean on the real reason Tucker Carlson got fired.
Greg Gutfeld told comedian Russell Brand that the cumulative effect of a years long advertiser boycott is what finally pushed Fox News management to fire Carlson.
“Galvanizing advertisers against you over time will, is meant to destroy you. It’s meant to censor you,” Gutfeld stated.
“That’s what happened to Tucker,” Gutfeld added. “Over time, you know, they just wore it down. And for him to survive, and everybody who is, I would say, interesting, has an original point of view, for them to survive, it has to be untethered from advertising. It has to be. Because advertisers are now the censors.”
Tucker Carlson was the most watched host on cable news.
But Fox could only charge advertisers a fraction of what the going rate should be thanks to an advertiser boycott where leftwing groups smeared Carlson as a white supremacist because he opposed open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.
Liberals understand that advertising dollars are the weak link in conservative media.
No outlet can exist if revenue isn’t coming and the ability to sell ads is the number one source of income for conservative media platforms.
That’s why liberals set up phony fact checking outlets such as “News Guard” which the creators claim will warn advertisers if their ads show on up sites with “extremist” content or fake news.
News Guard seemingly defines any conservative outlets as “extremist” spreaders of “misinformation” so the actual effect is to blacklist and demonetize conservative media outlets from online advertising dollars, without which they can’t exist.
That’s why when Carlson launched his new venture, the “Tucker Carlson Network,” he explained he had to go with a direct subscription model because there was no way he could count on advertising dollars to fund the venture and pay back his investors.
“To rely on advertising,” Carlson stated. “If you’re Elon, it’s fine because you’re in a different category — you’re the richest man in the world. But if you’re me, you can’t rely on just advertisers. You just can’t because it’s a fickle world. It’s a turbulent world, and you need the fortress effectively that a subscription model affords.”
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