‘Will Not Be Silenced By Anyone’: Team Tucker Responds to Cease and Desist Letter From Fox News

Fox News sent Tucker Carlson a "cease and desist" letter after the host that they fired posted two videos amassing well over 169 million combined views.
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Fox News sent Tucker Carlson a “cease and desist” letter after the host that they fired posted two videos amassing well over 169 million combined views.

Axios first reported on the letter and noted it was clearly not meant for public consumption, sporting an all-caps statement at the top saying, “Not For Publication.”

Harmeet Dhillon, a former legal adviser to Donald Trump who is currently representing Carlson, ripped the network for their original firing of the media icon and for this latest provocation.

“Doubling down on the most catastrophic programming decision in the history of the cable news industry, Fox is now demanding that Tucker Carlson be silent until after the 2024 election,” Dhillon said in a statement. “Tucker will not be silenced by anyone … He is a singularly important voice on matters of public interest in our country, and will remain so.”

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Fox News Sends Tucker Carlson A Cease And Desist Letter

Fox News’ cease and desist letter comes just days after Carlson dropped the first video of his new show that is being aired exclusively on Twitter.

Carlson’s first episode broached topics considered taboo by his former network – including a scathing commentary of the West’s unwavering support for Ukraine and a discussion about the potential existence of UFOs.

Carlson has compared his new Twitter show to Cold War-era broadcasting, saying that he hopes it “will be the shortwave radio under the blankets.”

Episode number one, airing last Tuesday, earned just shy of 115 million views. Episode two, earning just under 55 million additional views, aired on Thursday, discussing taboos and accusing former President Barack Obama of having a “strange and highly creepy personal life.”

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Accuses Him Of Breaching Contract

Also of note with episode 2 of Carlson’s show: It came after Fox News threatened him with legal action for daring to post the first video.

The network accused him of being in breach of his contract, insisted that his “services shall be completely exclusive to Fox,” and claimed that he is “prohibited” from “rendering services of any type whatsoever” on any digital platform.

I’m no legal scholar, but contracts tend to become null and void when one side terminates their end of the bargain as Fox did.

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Sources have indicated Carlson offered to forgo millions of dollars owed to him in his contract just to have the opportunity to continue playing a role in the political commentary scene.

His legal team sent their own letter accusing the network of fraud and breach of contract, foreshadowing the current legal situation.

Online reports indicate Carlson is interested in hosting an alternate GOP presidential primary debate and has been discussing the matter with Donald Trump. Such an event would likely smoke Fox in the number of views as well, and would also be a slap in the face to his former network.

Fox’s ratings, while still being amongst the best in the business, took a brutal hit after they decided to fire Carlson, especially in the coveted 25-54-year-old demographic.

Now he’s not only taking their viewers but he’s bringing them to a completely different platform.

No wonder Fox wants to shut him down.

Rusty Weiss has been covering politics for over 15 years. His writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, Fox... More about Rusty Weiss

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