Tucker Carlson is not officially a free agent yet but that hasn’t stopped every conservative news network champing at the bit to land him.
One network however has offered Carlson almost everything and that network is Newsmax.
Newsmax has reportedly offered Carlson an opportunity to not only have full control of his own show but also have liberty to program the entire network.
Another network looking to land Carlson is News Nation and Rumble is also reportedly looking to host Tucker exclusively.
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Newsmax Rumored To Pitch Tucker Carlson Massive Deal Where He Programs Entire Networkhttps://t.co/nGeEJDqAHA
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸Josh Dunlap🇺🇲🇺🇲 ULTRA-MAGA (@JDunlap1974) April 29, 2023
Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News, and now another conservative news outlet, Newsmax, wants him to be more than just the face of the network, and it’s putting on a full-court press to land him.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … the news channel is doing everything it can to sweeten the deal for Tucker to come on board — including floating the idea of letting him program the whole channel, not just his own show.
That would be a pretty enticing deal point … in addition to having his own primetime show, Tucker would have a say over what shows lead into and out of his show, which can be key in achieving bigger TV ratings.
While our sources stress Newsmax hasn’t formally offered Tucker a job — he can’t have formal discussions due to his current Fox News contract — we’re told the network execs have made it clear to people around him, they would basically give him a big say in rebranding their channel.
Newsmax has some competition for Tucker … as we first reported, NewsNation is showing early interest as well.
.@RichardGrenell: “I’ve made it clear to Tucker, he’s a friend of mine and I’ve made it clear; he would be fantastic at NEWSMAX, I hope he comes over here, I hope he considers it very seriously.”@JohnnyTabacco
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) April 29, 2023
Here’s what the Daily beast repored:
Newsmax has decided to pull out all the stops in its efforts to land Tucker Carlson, going so far as to offer him not just his own show but also the power to program the whole channel, according to TMZ. Right-wing outlets are clamoring to sign the man who was Fox News’ biggest star right up until the moment he was unceremoniously yanked off the air Monday.
According to unnamed sources cited by TMZ, Newsmax hasn’t formally offered Carlson a job yet as he’s still under contract at Fox, but the right-wing upstart has let people around him know he would have a “big say in rebranding their channel” in addition to his own show if he did decide to make the switch. In the wake of his departure, Fox News’ ratings have nosedived as millions of viewers have followed Carlson out the door.