Fox News has seen better days.
Many previous Fox News fans are now find themselves looking to alternative news sources as Fox News recent actions have left many identifying them as an anti-Trump network.
And Tucker Carlson went on air and made one shocking announcement about his future at the major news network.
Recently, a screenshot of a post on the social media app Parler appeared to suggest Tucker Carlson was leaving Fox News.
It turned out the post was a hoax, but it gained so much attention Carlson found it necessary to address on-air.
Carlson informed viewers that he had no plans of leaving the network, and even shared that Fox News was expanding his role on the network.
“Before we get to the next segment, a quick note about the show. Over the weekend we got a lot of calls asking if we’re leaving Fox News. Ironically, at that very moment, we were working on a project to expand the amount of reporting and analysis we do in this hour across other parts of the company. This show is not going anywhere. It’s getting bigger. The people who run Fox News want more of it, not less, and we are grateful for that. We’ll have specifics soon, but as always, thank you for your trust in us. We’ll do our best to be worthy of it.”
Longtime viewers are turning on Fox News as the network appears to be moving Left and incorporating CNN-like talking points such as Donald Trump’s accusations of voter fraud.
Things only got worse over the weekend when Fox News anchor Leland Vittert launched a vicious assault against Trump campaign legal team member Erin Perrine over the campaign’s legal challenges to the votes in some states.
But Trump supporters still trust Carlson to give a just and truthful report on the day’s events.
Ant the news that Fox is giving Carlson a larger role on the network could be the only hope the network has to keep viewers from completely turning to alternative news sources such as Newsmax TV, which has seen viewership increase from around 25,000 viewers on any occasion to close to a million viewers.
Networks like Newsmax and OANN are capitalizing on Fox News’ latest blunders as viewers tire of their attacks against President Trump.
Time will tell if the network can regain its viewers trust, or if they’re simply doomed to become another CNN or MSNBC.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.