NFL legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Brett Favre has had enough of Fox News’ chicanery involving Tucker Carlson, who remains under contract with the network until January 2025 but is no longer on the air.
The former Green Bay Packers Super Bowl-winning QB stuck up for Carlson this week as the former host reportedly plots a way to get out of his contract with a tweet.
“I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak,” Favre noted.
He was responding to a clip of another former Fox News star, Megyn Kelly, who was essentially goading her viewers — and Fox News watchers — into abandoning the network by claiming that Americans will “forgive” Fox by the time the GOP debates are aired (first one is on Fox News) in August.
I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak. pic.twitter.com/dvrNlLdvgW
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) May 8, 2023
But as far as debates go, per WND News Center:
A new report from the Washington Post reveals that Carlson, formerly the standard bearer for Fox News before the network took him off the air, has considered running his own GOP candidate forum for the 2024 presidential election.
And that, likely, could end up being a “jab” at Fox, as the network wants to hold the first official primary debate.
Carlson, whose abrupt departure from Fox airtime left the network’s ratings collapsing to levels below even those of competitors who hadn’t realistically been in the race for years, hasn’t formally announced any plans for his future.
The report said, though, he now has aspirations “of moving into a larger role that doesn’t limit him to a single medium, according to people familiar with his thinking.”
“And he is willing to walk away from some of the millions that Fox is contractually obligated to pay him, if that would give him the flexibility to have a prominent voice in the 2024 election cycle,” the report said.
The Post added: ”Carlson and his team have discussed the possibility of moderating a candidate forum outside of the traditional protocols surrounding the GOP primary debate system, according to two people familiar with the considerations. These people said the setup — as well as Carlson’s availability to take on that kind of role, given the noncompete constraints of his contract with Fox — remain unclear. But Carlson has personally expressed enthusiasm about the idea, according to people familiar with his comments. At least one major candidate — Trump — has told Carlson he’s interested, according to a person familiar with the exchange.”