Unless you’ve been living under a rock, on Mars, you know Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News.
But what you may not know is who will replace him.
And that question ultimately may not matter, because if you’re like me you’re not tuning in.
The ONLY reason I watched Fox was for Tucker.
I used to like O’Reilly.
Then I tested out Hannity.
But both of them have gone farther and farther left and “company line”.
Then I found Tucker and I was always halfway stunned they allowed him on the air.
In other words, I am this Tweet:
Every young person I know who watched Fox News **exclusively** watched Tucker Carlson.
Young Democrats I know tuned in nightly because they thought Tucker was at least interesting and true to himself.
Tucker is a once in a generation talent.
There is no replacement.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 28, 2023
Exactly right Benny!
But even though I won’t be tuning in, I am curious who they’ll put in his place.
No, this is NOT the real announcement but I did find this really funny:
Ok, this is hilarious….🤣
OBVIOUS SATIRE! pic.twitter.com/y5ReJelh4y
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) April 29, 2023
And just one more time, no, that is NOT real, so to the one knob who will no doubt comment about that down below or email me….how do you get through life if you can’t tell this is fake?
Fake but hilarious.
Ok, but I do have a real update for you.
Who will take over Tucker’s time slot?
Well, it’s a work in progress and the first test did NOT go well.
Page Six reports that Kilmeade was tested first and bombed so bad he appears to be out, but rising star Lawrence Jones looks to have the nod:
Lawrence Jones, who made history as the youngest black solo host of a program in cable news, is stepping in to fill ousted Tucker Carlson’s slot on Fox News next week.
Jones, 30, who anchors “Lawrence Jones Cross Country” on Fox News on Saturday nights, will host in Carlson’s former 8 p.m. slot from Monday as the network continues with a rotating line-up of anchors.
Garland, Texas, native Jones joined the network in December 2018, and was named the host of the weekend primetime program “Lawrence Jones Cross Country” in January 2022.
A media insider told us, “Fox News is trying out a rotating list of anchors in Tucker’s spot — this week it has been ‘Fox & Friends” Brian Kilmeade — but it is significant that they have chosen Jones to step up so soon after Tucker’s departure.”
Lawrence Jones will guest host in Tucker Carlson’s old Fox News time slot next week, sources said.
Jones — who pulls in 1 million viewers and 108,000 in the demo in his 10 p.m. Saturday slot — lives in Dallas, but is in New York on Fridays and Saturdays for his show.
He works much of the week as an enterprise reporter for “Fox & Friends,” where he is the program’s national correspondent.
Jones, who worked in the Obama campaign when he was 15, reported live from Uvalde, Texas, after the mass shooting that killed 19 children and two adults, and has also covered the death of Tyre Nichols, the Idaho murders, nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on minority communities across the country.
He recently told the Dallas Morning News, “I never thought I would be doing this job. I think my classmates will tell you and my parents would say that I always had an opinion. I was always advocating for someone involved with politics in some form or fashion.”
The Daily Mail confirms:
Rising Fox News star Lawrence Jones has been tapped as the next rotating replacement for fired anchor Tucker Carlson’s 8pm weekday spot.
Jones, 30, will take over as the next temporary host of the rebranded ‘Fox News Tonight’ starting on Monday, following Brian Kilmeade’s weeklong stint as Carlson’s replacement, a network spokesperson told DailyMail.com on Saturday.
Since January 2022, Jones has hosted a weekend primetime show on the network, ‘Lawrence Jones Cross Country’, making him the youngest black solo host of a cable news show in history.
The self-avowed libertarian also spends much of the week as a roving reporter for Fox & Friends, traveling the country to cover major news events.
Meanwhile, conservative news outlet Newsmax is making a major push to woo Carlson, even floating the possibility that he could run programming for the entire channel, and not just his own show, sources told TMZ.
Carlson has been cryptic about his plans in remarks this week to DailyMail.com, and a video statement posted on Twitter, and is currently barred from formal job negotiations due to his Fox News contract.
While Newsmax hasn’t made any formal job offer, execs at the channel have been peppering Carlson’s confidants with informal proposals that he could take a leading role in rebranding the channel and overseeing programming, according to TMZ.
The Newsmax website has also spent much of the week publishing stories bashing Fox News and fawning over Carlson, with a banner headline on Saturday morning, citing a poll, reading: ‘Tucker Carlson More Popular Than Fox News.’
Carlson, 53, reportedly made up to $20 million annually at Fox News as the channel’s highest-rated primetime host.
I have to say, I like Jones.
I like that he’s a Libertarian, it’s noticeable.
He’s not a replacement for Tucker, but then again no one is.
Jones may be the best option they have.