Tucker Carlson is on his way back to screens — well, smaller ones, anyway. The former Fox News anchor is going to launch a new version “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Twitter, he announced Tuesday … on Twitter.
“Amazingly, as of tonight, there aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining in the world, the only one, is Twitter. Where we are now,” Carlson said in a tweet accompanied with a video:
Right now, there are no details on the logistics of Carlson’s show. Elon Musk — Twitter’s new owner — tweeted later in the day that there is no “deal” with Carlson, who will be treated like any other content creator. On top of his video announcement, Carlson’s website also includes the message: “Tucker is back,” and an option to sign up for updates.
“Starting soon we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last six and a half years to Twitter,” Carlson continued in his tweet. “We’ll be bringing some other things too which we will tell you about, but for now we are just grateful to be here.”
Two weeks ago, Fox News fired the longtime anchor. And though no single reason for him getting the boot has been confirmed, Carlson’s departure was a call made by top Fox News brass at the end of the conservative news channel’s legal battle with Dominion Voting Systems and in the midst of former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg’s discrimination lawsuit.