The View hosts have savage reaction to Tucker Carlson being axed from Fox News
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The hosts of The View gave departing Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson a savage send-off on Monday’s show after learning that he’d left the network.
You can see what they had to say in the video below.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who has been outspoken about her own views on Fox News in the past, started by reading a statement in which the station announced that they’d agreed to ‘part ways’ with Carlson.
However, she almost didn’t make it to the end of that statement, because the studio audience broke out in rapturous applause.
Once she finished reading out that statement, though most people hadn’t even heard it, she then prompted her co-hosts on the ABC show into a celebratory wave, bidding farewell to Carlson.
After that initial excitement, Goldberg’s co-host Ana Navarro asked: “Can I ask the audience if they’ll help me do something?”
You can probably guess what that was.
“Come on folks!” Navarro added, leading the audience in a rendition of Steam’s 1969 hit ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’.
You know the one – or at least you will as soon as you hear it.
The audience was more than happy to oblige.
Sunny Hostin then added: “I don’t think anyone likes to celebrate the demise of someone’s career,
“But he is responsible for the degradation that we see, somewhat, of our democracy in this country.”
She later said: “Karma doesn’t lose anyone’s address, so…”
Goldberg then responded: “Well, it may misplace the address, but it does not lose [it].”
Fox News hasn’t exactly filled in the details why Carlson has left the network, but he has been involved in a defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems that was settled last week with the network paying $787.5 million.
Carlson was accused of peddling a conspiracy touted by former President Donald Trump, who claimed that the 2020 election that he lost to Joe Biden was rigged somehow.
However, private messages subpoenaed during that case showed that Carlson had said that he ‘passionately’ hated Trump and that the conspiracy he’d created around Dominion was ‘absurd’.
That, amongst other views that he has espoused on his right-wing show, might have played a part in what has transpired.
The brief statement released by Fox News read: “Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,
“We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”
Fox faces another defamation lawsuit from Smartmatic, another voting machine company, for $2.7 billion.
Carlson quickly became one of the most popular commentators on Fox News after getting his own show in 2016.
He had worked as a contributor for the network since 2009.
Last year, he became the station’s most watched host, drawing in an average of 3.32 million total viewers, crucially controlling the 25-54 age demographic.