In a startling revelation from conservative watchdog group, a video has surfaced that potentially reveals the intricate details leading up to the sudden dismissal of Tucker Carlson from Fox News. The video suggests that a combination of factors contributed to the decision, notably the network’s settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, a former Biden advisor with connections to the company, and pressure from prominent advertisers, including Pfizer.
James O’Keefe, the conservative activist known for his undercover operations, released the footage on Monday. The video features Fox News producer Sean Langille casually sipping coffee and discussing the post-Carlson landscape of the network with an unidentified individual off-camera.
According to Langille, Carlson’s firing was “part of the settlement” reached by Fox News in the lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems. The lawsuit accused Carlson and other on-air personalities of defaming the company and its voting technology in the aftermath of the 2020 election. Langille’s candid conversation implies that the network’s actions might not have been as spontaneous as initially perceived.
Over the years, O’Keefe has earned a reputation for orchestrating undercover sting operations. He often lures unsuspecting sources into revealing confidential information while they believe they’re engaged in casual conversations or social interactions.
In this particular video, an “undercover journalist” skillfully steers the conversation, allowing Langille to provide intricate details. For instance, Langille suggested that Fox News is “beholden to advertisers” like Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company responsible for one of the Covid-19 vaccines. He implied that “Big Pharma” was discontented with Carlson’s criticism of its products and, as a result, may have put pressure on Fox’s leadership to remove the primetime host.
Langille also mentioned other key figures who potentially influenced Carlson’s departure. These include Mike LaRosa at Dominion, who he claimed was “crafting Dominion’s message to the public,” and a group of advertisers who boycotted Carlson’s 8 p.m. slot but returned after his departure.
LaRosa, formerly the press secretary for First Lady Jill Biden, started his own consulting firm in 2022. Interestingly, Langille claimed that Dominion was LaRosa’s “sole client.” He suggested that LaRosa “left the White House to literally go take down the network that was being unfavorable to his boss.”
The video paints a complex picture of the forces at work behind the scenes at Fox News, suggesting that Carlson’s firing was not merely a sudden decision but the result of various pressures on the network. It’s a narrative that underlines the intertwined nature of media, politics, and advertising in shaping public discourse.
Fox News Producer Talks Tucker Carlson, Dominion, and Pfizer in Explosive New Footage:pic.twitter.com/zlk4mFE0TK
— O’Keefe Media Group (@OKeefeMedia) May 16, 2023
Since his abrupt departure from Fox News in April, Carlson has announced his return to the media scene through a new show on Twitter. How these revelations might impact the perception of his dismissal and his future endeavors remains to be seen. However, they certainly add a new layer of intrigue to the dynamic and often turbulent world of broadcast news.