The legendary former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is calling for a boycott of Fox News after the network committed the worst self-own in the history of corporate media companies. This comes on the heels of the news that Fox is attempting to sideline Tucker until after the 2024 election.
This week, Favre tweeted, “I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak.”
We have good news for Favre. Most of us have no intention of ever going back to Fox News. Tucker Carlson Tonight was the last thing on the network worth watching. Between Sean Hannity’s zipper problems and the rest of the hosts’ open contempt for the MAGA movement, there was nothing else to keep us there. Most of us were basically done with the network after Brett Baier called Arizona two weeks early on the night of the 2020 election.
Apparently, we’re not alone in that sentiment. By the second Friday night after Tucker was foolishly fired, the 8 p.m. EST timeslot had plummeted to just 90,000 viewers, down from Tucker’s usual 2.6 million on that night.
To put that into perspective, Chris Hayes of MSNBC drew 145,000 viewers. If you look up the antonym of “charisma” in the thesaurus, there’s a picture of Chris Hayes there. That’s how much audience Fox News has lost. Even “Anderson Cooper 360” had more viewers than Fox News without Tucker last Friday night.
The good news is that Tucker does appear to be landing on his feet, as most of us hoped he would. He took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon and made a big announcement about his upcoming plans. Here’s the message he sent to his followers: