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A noted conservative author and contributing editor announced on Twitter Sunday that he’s been banned from appearing on any Fox News programs because he wrote a book about the network’s former top-rated host, Tucker Carlson.
“I’m not allowed on Fox anymore, because I wrote a book about @TuckerCarlson. I’ve been banned from the network,” Chadwick Moore, who is also a contributing editor to The Spectator, tweeted.
He went on to elaborate in a series of additional posts, some of which were in response to other users’ questions and remarks.
In another tweet, for instance, he said that he was “disinvited” from Fox late-night host Greg Gutfeld’s show as well, adding he was supposed to appear on Wednesday.
“This is FACT: Fox News has a new policy (aside from banning me): they won’t plug any book from a guest unless it was published by HarperCollins. You can’t be a guest on Fox unless you’re a Fox author…it’s all so hilarious and grotesque. Fox News will not let you promote your book unless your book is published by Fox News,” he wrote in another post.
I’m not allowed on Fox anymore, because I wrote a book about @TuckerCarlson. I’ve been banned from the network.
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) May 28, 2023
He then added: “Some Fox News people texted me tonight, re: my tweets. They were pissed off and petty. I don’t care. I think I wrote a good book. I’m proud of it.”
In another post, Moore responded to a user who pondered whether some of the other talents at the network were “as principled [as] they always appear to be.”
Moore replied: “They aren’t. I can assure you of that.”
In response to another user who suggested that in times of turmoil, “you sure find out who your friends are and were just pretending to be your friends,” Moore wrote: “Well, I’ve been canceled by liberal corporate media and now I’m canceled by corporate ‘conservative’ media. I think I’ll be fine. I couldn’t care less.”
As for which tweets allegedly led to angry replies from some Fox hosts, Moore said it was the one in which he announced that he’d been disinvited from Gutfeld’s show.
In a short video posted to his account last week, Moore claimed that despite denials from Fox and Dominion Voting Systems, Carlson’s firing was part of the massive defamation settlement with the company last month.
For the last year, I’ve been writing the definitive biography of @TuckerCarlson, based on thorough research and 100+ hours of interviews.
But there’s some info that can’t wait for July 18: the scoop on why Fox canceled his show.
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) May 22, 2023
Rolling Stone magazine reported the same thing in a story published last week.
“In the latest development to come three weeks after Carlson was removed from his role at the network on April 24, it has been reported that one of Fox Corp.’s eight board members was the one to tell the fired host that his ‘recent benching’ was the result of the secret condition in the Dominion settlement,” the outlet noted.
The report continued: “According to Variety, the conversation between Carlson and the board member took place on April 26 – two days after the network announced Carlson’s involuntary departure from the company. The board member also reportedly told Carlson that the secret condition ensuring Carlson’s canning would not be found in any of the $787.5 million defamation settlement documents because it was a verbal agreement.”
Meanwhile, The Drudge Report broke major news last week as well that Sean Hannity will take over Tucker Carlson’s old 8 PM ET timeslot. Jesse Watters, host of “Jesse Watters Primetime” will move from 7 PM ET to 9 PM ET. Greg Gutfeld’s “The Greg Gutfeld Show” will be moved from 11 PM to 10 PM.