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Leaked Videos Show Carlson Worried About Liberals Working On Pirro’s Show

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Former Fox News star Tucker Carlson was hit with another round of leaked footage, this time showing that he believed the network was under siege from liberals working within it.

In one of the clips that was leaked to left-wing Media Matters, Carlson is on the set of Tucker Carlson Tonight speaking with Justin Wells, his executive producer, about a conversation he had with a female Fox executive. Carlson expressed concerns about liberals working at Fox and said those who have pronouns in their Twitter biographies should not be employed at the company.

Carlson also spoke about Fox News host Jeanine Pirro having an alleged hardcore liberal as her executive producer and that he “d*cked” her over. Carlson was worried that Pirro’s show could be run by liberals who may want to take down Pirro and the network.

“I talked to her at great length. It was actually pretty funny,” Carlson said. “I was like, she’s got a lot of liberals working over there. And, you know, they see this as war and we’re the main force on the other side.”

“That’s crazy,” he continues. “If you’ve got pronouns in your Twitter bio, you shouldn’t work here because we can’t trust you because you’re on the other side.”

Carlson goes on to say that he refused to “name names” about who “did it,” adding, “Just because you’re liberal doesn’t mean you did this. It does mean you shouldn’t work here. And Roger would never put up with this sh*t.”

He later identifies one of the purported liberal elements within Fox as “Judge Jeanine [Pirro]’s guy,” who he describes as “horrible” and “a screaming left-wing lunatic.”

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Below is a transcript of the interaction:

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): I did. I talked to her at great length. It was actually pretty funny. I said, you know —

Oh, I said, she tried to get — I was like, she’s got a lot of liberals working over there. And, you know, they see this as war and we’re the main force on the other side. And like, that’s crazy. If you’ve got pronouns in your Twitter bio, you shouldn’t work here because we can’t trust you because you’re on the other side.

And she goes, “Well, who?” And I said I’m not going to name names because I don’t know who did it. And I’m definitely not going to cast aspersions on someone unfairly. Just because you’re liberal doesn’t mean you did this. It does mean you shouldn’t work here. And Roger would never put up with this sh*t. Why would you do that?

Did you know what I mean? They see this as war.

CARLSON: But do you know what I mean, Justin? If you’ve got like that, that horrible guy who was just horrible, who was Judge Jeanine [Pirro]’s guy. I couldn’t. Yeah, that guy’s like a screaming left-wing lunatic. Why does he work here? What? He totally dicked over his anchor, and then we expect he’s not going to dick over the network. Like, I don’t have specific information on it, but I would. It’s just. Yeah, it’s crazy. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. It’s like I’m always telling people. I’m telling my children like, you know what the truth is? You can feel it. Don’t lie to yourself.

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It appears that Carlson was referring to Jerry Andrews, executive producer for Pirro’s solo show.

Court documents from the Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit allege that Andrews attempted to stop Pirro from airing “false” claims about the 2020 presidential election.

A report published over the weekend cited internal sources at Fox News claiming to know which current network host has the “inside track” to take over Carlson’s primetime slot.

Two sources with the cable news network who spoke to the outlet 19FortyFive revealed that Laura Ingraham is likely to replace Carlson at 8 pm ET.

Currently, Ingraham hosts a show at 10 pm ET, so the move to Carlson’s slot would give her much more opportunity to draw in more viewers.

Fox News announced last month that it would be “parting ways” with Carlson.

“As regards to our programming strategy in primetime, there’s no change to our programming strategy at Fox News,” Lachlan responded after being asked about the network’s strategy moving forward. “It’s obviously a successful strategy. And as always, we are adjusting our programming and our lineup, and that’s what we continue to do. We are pleased with the strength of the advertising demand throughout our schedule, but particularly primetime.”

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