Fox Information has despatched Tucker Carlson a stop and desist letter as step one in authorized motion supposed to kill Carlson’s new Twitter present.
Fox Information has despatched a “stop and desist” letter to Tucker Carlson as he ramps up a competing collection on Twitter that drew a mixed 169 million views for its first two episodes, Axios has discovered.
Harmeet Dhillon, a lawyer who represents Carlson together with Bryan Freedman, stated in an announcement to Axios: “Fox Information continues to disregard the pursuits of its viewers, to not point out its shareholder obligations.”
“Doubling down on probably the most catastrophic programming choice within the historical past of the cable information business, Fox is now demanding that Tucker Carlson be silent till after the 2024 election,” the assertion continued.
Elon Musk has been boosting Carlson’s view depend with varied tips and gaming of the platform that he owns, and Twitter’s view count metrics are a joke, so Axios treating them as gospel is some extent that has its personal points.
Tucker Carlson isn’t going to get very far along with his First Modification argument. If Fox has Carlson under contract through the end of 2024, that contract along with his signature on it beats the First Modification. Plus, Tucker’s free speech constitutionally solely pertains to speech towards the federal government, not the place that speech is made or distributed contractually.
Fox might be going to close Tucker on Twitter down and pressure him off of the air till after the 2024 election. By that cut-off date Carlson will seemingly get replaced by a brand new conservative media star, and can simply be one other former Fox Information host who misplaced his job on account of racism, sexism, and lawsuits.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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