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(FreedomWire.org) – According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Carlson and others are rebuilding his remote studio at his house in Maine after representatives from Fox News came in and dismantled the remote broadcast facility.

Photos captured by the media outlet appears to show former Fox News star Tucker Carlson working hard on rebuilding a studio in Maine.

The rebuild comes after Fox News set workers to the building, a barn in downtown Woodstock, Maine, were Carlson has a home, to dismantle a set they had built  for him so he could do his show, along with his Fox Nation streaming content.

Over the years, Carlson has consistently presented his nightly primetime segments from a cozy barn located on his property, captivating an audience of over three million viewers during the 8 p.m. hour on Fox.

The recently released photographs serve as additional proof that Carlson is actively and resolutely striving to regain his media presence on his own terms.

Clad in a red-and-black plaid shirt and a barn coat-style vest, Carlson was observed unloading wooden planks and an axe from his vehicle, while his staff provided assistance in the reconstruction of a studio. The rebuild is expected to take at least a month before it becomes fully operational.

Notably, several team members assisting Carlson in this project are former employees of his Fox show who departed from the network in protest following his unexpected dismissal on April 24. Their return to work with the conservative superstar serves as a testament to the appeal and allure associated with being part of his team.

Construction manager Patrick Feeney talked to the outlet about Fox’s actions.

“Fox came in last week and got all their s*** out of there. They took the set and everything, all the equipment, the chairs, the desk, the fake walls. There’s no hardware in place at all. There’s not even an infrastructure for a TV studio for a long time. We just came to clean it up and get it looking like something again,” Feeny said.

“There’s no imminent venture. We’re just getting ready in case something does happen. There’s nothing we’re doing other than cleaning the place up, shoring up the walls, making it look good again,” he added.

(FreedomWire.org) – Speculation and rumors have been making the rounds about Tucker Carlson’s future plans. One of the latest comes from Axios, where they claim that Tucker has had at least one meeting with Elon Musk to discuss the possibility of working together. But at the same time, Tucker is in a legal battle with Fox News.

Tucker Carlson has had at least one conversation with Elon Musk about working together, according to a new report from Axios.

However, the former Fox News commentator and billionaire Twitter and Tesla CEO reportedly did not discuss the specifics of what such an arrangement could look like, per Axios.

Tucker Carlson obviously wants to get back into the game. But his contract with Fox News doesn’t allow him to work for any competing networks or even for himself. Fox’s ratings are already cratering and they’re losing subscribers to Fox Nation in droves, so they would rather pay him $20 million per year to stay home and do nothing than have him pop up somewhere else at 8 pm every night.

It’s not immediately clear what such a deal would look like with Musk. Musk doesn’t own a television network, though he could probably buy one if push came to shove. But Musk already owns Twitter and the current version of the platform allows users to broadcast videos from inside of a tweet. If Tucker prerecorded his shows as he’s generally done and just put them up in a tweet at 8 pm every night, imagine the possibilities. It would probably drive a lot more users to Twitter, which would be great for Musk’s bottom line and I’m sure Tucker would be able to work out a deal where he was paid handsomely in return.

Alternately, Tucker could go to another platform entirely. Newsmax supposedly already offered him more than the $20 million he gets from Fox, assuming he can get out of his contract. Either way, it seems impossible that Fox will be able to keep Carlson locked up in the dark. And when he comes back, he’s going to bring his audience with him wherever he lands.

(FreedomWire.org) – Former Fox News star Megyn Kelly mocked her onetime employer with a new nickname during the Friday broadcast of her successful SiriusXM podcast.

Kelly has been criticizing Fox News for the significant decline in ratings the network experienced after removing Carlson. In its first week without the former prime-time ratings king, Fox News Channel’s primetime viewership dropped by 29.6 percent compared to the previous week, as reported by Slay News.

For years, Fox News has been the leader in cable news, but since Carlson’s show was taken off the air — for reasons still unknown — the network has slid badly in the ratings, losing out for the first time in years to left-wing outlet MSNBC.

In a tweet acknowledging the ratings free fall, Kelly wrote, “My audience is calling them Foxweiser” — a reference to the significant decline in sales of Bud Light following its recent disastrous collaboration with trans activist and biological male Dylan Mulvaney, who identifies as a woman.

Also on Friday’s podcast, Kelly shared more alarming news regarding Fox’s decline in ratings, claiming that the network was only “left with about a third of their audience.”

“I mean, that’s stunning,” she said.

Prime time programming, which is the network’s main source of revenue, has been decimated by the ratings decline. Hannity, the 9 p.m. show that follows Tucker Carlson, is down “almost 40%, down 39%, in the 10 p.m… down 24% in the demo, down almost 20% in the total, and I could go on,” Kelly added.

She also said that prime-time programming is “all anyone gives a sh*t about over there at Fox News. The prime time pays the bills, period. They’re all down.”

After Carlson’s firing, the channel’s cable news supremacy vanished as “Fox News Tonight” — the program that replaced Carlson’s time slot — witnessed a sudden decline of almost one million viewers. None of Fox’s programs were able to attain the 3 million viewer threshold that Carlson had consistently maintained. Even Rachel Maddow’s 9 pm program surpassed Carlson’s former 8 pm time slot at Fox in terms of viewership.

“Bloodbath,” Kelly said earlier of the dwindling Fox audience. “Not even Bud Lite (which is currently giving away its beer in an effort to get ppl to pls pls drink it) lost this much of its customer base.”

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Fox News Channel averaged 1.449 million viewers for its prime-time programming between April 24 and Sunday, third among cable networks, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen on Tuesday.

It averaged 2.058 million viewers the previous week when it did not have to face coverage of the NFL draft for two nights.

Fox News Channel had none of the week’s top 10 cable programs and only three in the 20…

The previous week Fox News had eight of the top 20 — five episodes of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (two of those in the top 10) and three episodes of “Hannity.”

In a Friday tweet, Kelly, who graduated from law school, advised Carlson to “walk away” from his current Fox News contract and take the financial hit so he will be free to move on to whatever he decides to do next.

“Tucker should walk away & forfeit the pay. Let Fox take him to court over the sole issue of silencing him for the rest of the election season (!)-the man they fired & smeared relentlessly while he stayed silent,” she said. “See how their dwindling audience repays them for that.”

Kelly was responding to a tweet from former CNN media analyst Brian Stelter, who wrote: “Carlson is subject to a ‘pay or play’ clause, which means Fox doesn’t have to ‘play’ him on air, they just have to pay him for the remainder of his contract. That’s what the exit negotiation is about: Will Fox let him out on relatively permissive terms?” he said.

(FreedomWire.org) – Texts between Fox News anchor Bret Baier and then-Fox host Tucker Carlson revealed their extreme concern about their network’s election coverage two days after it was held, according to the messages which were obtained by the Daily Beast.

The conversation took place on Nov. 5, 2020, when the winner of the presidential election had yet to be determined. On election night, Fox News and the Associated Press were the first to call Arizona for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, which angered many of the network’s viewers. Eventually, Biden won the state but only by a narrow margin of 0.3 percent; the AP temporarily moved Arizona back to the “too-close-to-call” category.

“I continue to think the company isn’t taking the [sic] seriously enough,” Carlson said in a text to Baier. “We need to do something to reassure our core audience. They’re our whole business model.”

Carlson expressed his concerns about the core audience potentially leaving Fox News due to their belief in then-President Donald Trump’s claims about voter fraud. Carlson also asked Baier if there was any way he could assist in the situation.

“Is there some way I could help?” he asked. “Obviously I’d never do anything without full approval from the top.” He also asked if the network had any “plan” to call more states where the elections were not yet decided.

“We could lose our audience,” he said.

“We have been pushing for answers,” Baier responded. “I have pressed them to slow. And I think they will slow walk Nevada. The votes don’t come in until tomorrow.”

“Please let me know if they don’t seem to be obeying,” Carlson said in reply. “We could really f**k up a lot of what we’ve built.”

“I totally agree,” said Baier, who also said he was “taking major incoming.”

During the exchange, Carlson also offered the idea of interviewing Arnon Miskin, the Decision Desk director who made the decision to call Arizona early for Biden and faced tremendous backlash for it.

“But maybe you come on to walk us through it? Viewers trust you. Or maybe he interviews Mishkin? I’m open. But again I want to help. Let me know,” Carlson wrote.

“Arnon would be good. For YOU to grill him,” Baier wrote back. “But I have had him on a bunch. I am happy to do it. But may say I wouldn’t have made the call when we did. But we did.”

Ultimately, Carlson did not have the opportunity to have Mishkin on his program, Mediaite noted.

Though viewers were upset at the time, Fox News stood by its early call of Arizona.

“FOX News stood by the Arizona call despite intense scrutiny. Given the extremely narrow 0.3% margin and a new projection mechanism that no other network had, it’s hardly surprising there would be postmortem discussions surrounding the call and how it was executed, no matter the candidates,” the network declared in a statement.

Both Baier and Carlson went on to agree that they needed to do “whatever” to keep “our viewers happy.”

“I’ve got four more years here,” Carlson said. “I’m stuck with Fox. Got to do whatever I can to keep our numbers up and our viewers happy.”

“Yes,” Baier replied.

They also talked about being “destroyed” by the election results, adding that Trump would blame them and their network.

“When Trump loses, he’s going to blame us,” Carlson said. “That’s going to be very bad.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) suggested that Congress pass laws to regulate conservative news because she claims it facilitates “incitement of violence.”

Ocasio-Cortez, aka AOC, told MSNBC’s Jen Psaki on Sunday that conservative media outlets like Fox News should be “held accountable” for broadcasting topics with which she disagrees.

“When it comes to broadcast television, like FOX News, these are subject to federal law and regulation in terms of what’s allowed on air and what isn’t,” she said. “And when you look at what Tucker Carlson and some of these other folks on Fox do, it is very, very clearly incitement of violence.”

“Very clearly. And that is the line that I think we have to be willing to contend with,” she added.

AOC cited Fox’s coverage of the Jan. 6 Capitol protest as justification for limiting what news it can air.

“We have very real issues with what is permissible on air, and we saw that with January 6th and we saw that in the lead up to January 6th, and how we navigate questions, not just a freedom of speech but also accountability for incitement of violence. This is the role we have to really explore through law as well,” she said.

Notably, AOC did not cite any specific examples of Fox News “inciting violence” amid its coverage of newsworthy events like the January 6 protest.

Conservatives torched her remarks on social media, calling her a fascist and communist for her blatant attempt to silence media opposition.

“AOC is a fascist. And a dumb one. And that’s a troubling combination,” said conservative radio host Dan Bongino in response.

“Fascists have used this exact tactic to censor and silence their political opponents for centuries. This woman is a disgrace to our country, and to decent people everywhere,” he added.

Robby Starbuck tweeted, “AOC just went full communist and Jen Psaki had no problem with it. Believe them when they show you who they are. This is evil.”

Joey Mannarino points out just how scary AOC’s suggestion is, “We joke around about how dumb she is, but the scary part is someone is feeding her these lines to say and they aren’t dumb. They see her as the pretty face for their agenda but trust and believe they are going to get it enacted one way or another. AOC’s agenda is a threat to national security.”