Scoop: Tucker Carlson Is Gearing Up To Burn Down Fox News With an Unlikely Ally

Tucker Carlson has had a couple of weeks to let everything sink in after Fox News yanked him off the air. Now, he's ready to unleash his plan, and we're hearing that it includes torching Fox News and building a massive media empire. 

The word on the street is that Tucker knows where the "bodies are hidden," and he's not going to stay quiet anymore. To make matters more interesting, Tucker may be teaming up with a very interesting ally: Elon Musk.

Axios reported that Tucker Carlson is preparing to unleash allies to attack Fox News in an effort to bully the network into letting him work for — or start — a right-wing rival, sources close to him tell Axios.

Bryan Freedman, the high-powered Hollywood lawyer Carlson retained for the contract dispute, told Axios: "The idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous."
Why it matters: Tucker vs. Fox could reshape the conservative news world. Fox, which has seen its ratings plunge in Carlson's slot since he was let go 13 days ago, wants to sideline him by paying him $20 million a year not to work.
The intrigue: Axios has learned Carlson is busy plotting a media empire of his own. But he needs Fox to let him out of his contract, which expires in January 2025 — after the presidential election.

We're told Carlson has been contacted by outlets — including the right-wing Rumble and Newsmax — that offered to pay him more than his Fox contract.

Behind the scenes: Axios has learned that Carlson and Elon Musk had a conversation about working together, but didn't discuss specifics.

Carlson confidants say he also is contemplating building a direct-to-consumer media outlet where his millions of fans could pay to watch him. 

Carlson's predecessor in his Fox slot, Bill O'Reilly, created a blueprint for this.

Well, this is going to get interesting, that’s for sure. The best part of this story though, is that Tucker is coming back… with a vengeance, and we can’t wait!

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