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Fox in the Henhouse

Updated: Apr 26, 2023

Carlson Details

First, Carlson was being paid about $20 million a year by Murdoch. He had about 3 years left on his contract and will be paid the full contract amount. Carlson found out about 10 minutes before Fox Corp made the announcement. They did not “part ways,” Tucker Carlson was fired.

(Via WSJ) – Mr. Carlson, whose contract was renewed in 2021, will be paid out for the rest of his contract, people familiar with the matter said. Mr. Carlson is paid about $20 million a year, one of the people said. Mr. Carlson found out he was being let go about 10 minutes before the network announced his departure, the people said. (link)

For financial context, remember Rupert Murdoch paid Megyn Kelly $15 million (Via Harper Collins) for the 2015/2016 operation against Donald Trump. Paying $60 to $100 million to get rid of Carlson’s antagonistic voice is small money to Murdoch Inc. in the grand scheme of things. [Murdoch has also paid for Ron DeSantis to oppose Trump]

Carlson will not be asked to sign an NDA, is not bound by a “non-compete” clause following the contract nullification by Fox Corp, and will be free to do anything he wants in any venture. Additionally, he will be free to say whatever he wants about the issues at Fox and speak freely, or not, without any legal or contractual constraints. Keep all of that in mind.

Digital is where the action is. Digital subscriber services is where the future of all content is focused. Understanding this reality gives you a scale of the darkness in the opposition elements facing our nation. Fox News digital is Fox Nation. Tucker Carlson and the show Tucker Carlson Today was the anchor of Fox Nation digital.

Fox Nation was struggling prior to Tucker Carlson’s long show broadcasts. The entire Fox Corp digital streaming service, Fox Nation, was anchored around the Tucker Carlson Today digital streaming service. Fox News has just torpedoed their anchor, shot their lead dog, destroyed the digital brand. That gives you some scale and scope to how the elements viewed the threat of influence that Tucker Carlson had become.

The source of the issue that led to the firing was 100% ideological.

During Tucker’s red pill absorption phase, he changed views on a variety of subjects from the FBI to the Fourth Branch of Government, to vaccination and COVID-19, to his views on Donald Trump as a disruption to an increasingly admitted corrupt political machine.

Context in the Tucker worldview expanded and he began to frame the conflict in a big picture of Good -vs- Evil.

Carlson was connecting the dots of manipulation beyond media, beyond social battles and constructs, and into the realm of finance, economics and ultimately behind the Potemkin Village of UniParty politics. Blackrock has an increased stake in Fox Corp.

Tucker Carlson was no longer selling the illusions.

There are trillions at stake.

He was removed.

Follow the Money

"Sometimes you wonder just how filthy and dishonest our news media are," Carlson started. "Ask yourself, is any news organization you know of so corrupt that it's willing to hurt you on behalf of its biggest advertisers?"

Carlson then attacked the news media for taking "hundreds of millions of dollars from Big Pharma companies" and promoting "their sketchy products on the air and as they did that, they maligned anyone who was skeptical of those products."

Five days later, Carlson was fired. Perhaps, his stardom was not large enough to overcome the issue that he described.

Beyond MyPillow, Fox News' largest advertisers include GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Novartis, and BlackRock. ​​

Vanguard is the largest institutional owner of Fox Corporation, holding a 6.9 percent stake in the company. BlackRock owns an additional 4.7 percent.

Vanguard and BlackRock are the two largest owners of Pfizer. Combined, they own over 15 percent of the company.

Vanguard and BlackRock are the two largest owners of Johnson & Johnson. Combined, they own over 14 percent of the company.

Vanguard and BlackRock are the second and third largest owners of Moderna. Combined, they own over 13 percent of the company.

Perhaps, you may be noticing a trend.

Vanguard and BlackRock's holdings in Fox amount to less than $750 million. Their investments in Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and Merck amount to over $225 billion. When Carlson attacked the pharmaceutical industry, he was attacking the same funds that owned his network. But those investments in Big Pharma were 300 times larger than their equity in Fox. Carlson may have stepped on a landmine, speaking the unspeakable against the intertwined economic interests of the world's most powerful companies.

It's worth noting that Tucker gave a speech over the weekend where he spoke poignantly about the reality that this is a battle between good vs evil...

At the very heart of it all, this is not a political struggle..

He blatantly called abortion child sacrifice.

The Pentagon released a video of a UFO flying over an active conflict zone in the Middle East in 2022, and its mere existence creates "the probability of unintended crossfire," according to an expert.

The short clip of a metallic-looking orb flying at a fast pace was shown during Wednesday's hearing before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.

Worthy Summary!

If Tucker was watching this right now, what would you say to him?

You are the journalistic version of Trump. We have to make the news great again!

CNN Major Snit:

EU clamps down on free speech - Serious Censorship

The European Commission has designated 19 online platforms under its Digital Services Act, a move that opens them up to hefty fines if they target advertisements at certain users, publish illegal content, or fail to “address the spread of disinformation.”

In an announcement on Tuesday, the commission named 17 “Very Large Online Platforms” and two “Very Large Online Search Engines,” defined as those reaching at least 45 million monthly active users. Among the platforms cited are Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter, while Google and Microsoft’s Bing are the two designated search engines.

The decision means that as of August, these platforms must be in compliance with the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA), a wide-ranging piece of legislation that came into force in November.

Regarding content moderation, platforms will be required to restrict the “dissemination of illegal content” and “address the spread of disinformation.” The entire text of the DSA mentions the word “disinformation” 13 times without defining it. Free speech activists have argued that the term is often used by governments to silence factually correct yet politically inconvenient narratives.

The commission also warned that platforms and search engines will need to address “negative effects on freedom of expression,” a requirement that could clash with the demand to tackle “disinformation.”

While the DSA was being drafted last year, EU officials singled out Twitter as a company that would be forced to comply with its requirements. Immediately after billionaire Elon Musk bought the platform and set about rolling back some of its restrictive speech policies, EU industry chief Thierry Breton declared that “in Europe, the bird will fly by our European rules.”


Medvedev called Biden, who announced his intention to run in the US presidential election in 2024, a "desperate grandfather".


“What is it that we need to do to protect this country?…

We have a guy in President Trump… He is the leader of this party and here we are, we’re gonna run candidates against him in a primary?! That’s insane…

All these people that are running for President in the Republican Party ticket, GET OUT OF THE WAY!”

The Epoch Times RFK Jr. Responds to DNC's Plans to Skip Primary Debates: 'The System Is Indeed Rigged' QUOTE: A Democratic National Committee (DNC) decision to forgo primary debates would serve as confirmation to American voters that the nation's elections are "rigged," according to Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. "Debates and town halls are part of the democratic process," Kennedy told The Epoch Times' Jan Jekielek on April 24. "We're living in a time when there's a lot of Americans who believe our democracy is broken. And I think both political parties have to bend over backwards to start restoring faith in democracy and electional integrity. "Americans think the entire system is rigged against them," he added. "And if the DNC goes through with this—its plan to not have debate—I think that will serve as ... an unfortunate confirmation to a lot of Americans that the system is indeed rigged." According to a Washington Post report, the Democratic Party has "no plans to sponsor primary debates," even with multiple candidates vying for the party's nomination.

HT: Sidney Powell

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The Declaration of Independence Project, known as The DOI Project, launched on Thomas Jefferson’s 280th Birthday, and has gotten an astounding ten thousand signatures in the last 24 hours alone.

It is this idea that has ten thousand people and counting so enthusiastic to join The DOI Project in its grass roots movement. Strause says, “if we only have 3% of the public sign, which would be 10 million signatures, that would be a first important step to taking back the rights we have lost since the signing of the original document.” The goal of the DOI Project is to deliver the signatures of We, the People to Congress at a rally mid to late September. “Imagine everyone who signed their name to this document watching a parchment a hundred yards long being carried up the Capital Building steps. Imagine grandparents and grandchildren signing together and going to the rally to make history with each other.”

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