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Tucker Carlson is out at Fox News after Dominion lawsuit disclosures

By Jeremy Barr and Sarah Ellison

24 Apr 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Fox News has cut ties with host Tucker Carlson, who had the largest audience in all of U.S. cable news. The departure appears to be linked to the Dominion defamation case, reports The Post.

In a surprise announcement, Fox News on Monday cut ties with its controversial yet top-rated prime-time host Tucker Carlson.

The apparently hasty parting - Carlson gave no indication he was leaving in his last nightly appearance Friday, and the network was still running promos for his show Monday morning - came less than a week after Fox settled a defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, which had sued the network for false claims about the 2020 election. Carlson was among several on-air personalities expected to testify.

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