This Thursday, Podcaster Joe Rogan weighed in on Tucker Carlson’s departure from Fox News and offered his assessment about what Carlson should do next.
“He’s going to, unless they’ve paid him off to like — I mean, if I was a person in a position of power and a wild card, like Tucker Carlson got released from Fox News and maybe Rumble makes a deal with him or something like that. Do you have any fucking idea how big that would be?” Rogan said, as previously reported by Mediaite.
“It could make that app — it could make that platform. I mean, if Tucker Carlson goes over there, it would be worth it for them to invest a considerable amount of money but if I was Fox News, that’s the last thing I would want.”
Rogan then offered his take as to what Fox News should do as a result of Carlson’s recent departure from the network.
“So I would make sure that we have him locked up for the entire term of some contract. Some ‘no compete’ and pay him off. You’d be better off just giving him the same amount of money he made when he was on the air, than you would have with him opposing you,” Rogan said. “They’re f**king Fox News, man. They’re smart. They’re not stupid. Although it was very shocking seeing him leave,” Rogan remarked.
Rogan has praised Tucker Carlson in the past, especially his willingness to hold discussions with people from across the political aisle.
“We’ll also talk to anybody. Tucker has a lot of left-wing people on and he doesn’t disparage them or criticize them or mock them,” Rogan said in 2021. “I think his discussions that he has on his show are some of the most nuanced in that he is willing to have conversations with anybody. He’ll talk about all kinds of things, and I think that’s very important in this time that you have people like him.”
Rogan is precisely correct that Tucker’s willingness to engage the best the left has to offer is one of his many strengths. Tucker Carlson’s contributions to the Conservative movement in recent years cannot be overstated.