Media Matters Shares Leaked Footage Of Tucker Carlson

Media Matters’ latest hit piece against Tucker Carlson included a leaked video of the former Fox News host criticizing the news network’s streaming service, Fox Nation, asserting that it “sucks.”

In a video shared to Twitter by Media Matters operative Matthew Gertz, Carlson can be heard slightly criticizing Fox Nation — saying that the website “sucks” because it doesn’t work correctly.

“FOXLEAKS: Tucker Carlson slammed Fox Nation in behind-the-scenes video,” Gertz wrote in the tweet, quoting the title of his article, which Media Matters apparently considered to be a bombshell.

In the video, Carlson can be seen speaking on the phone about an upcoming interview with a person that he refers to as an “exile in Romania” — likely referring to Andrew Tate.

“I don’t want to be a slave to Fox Nation, which I don’t think that many people watch anyway,” the former Fox News host said, adding that he is “a representative of the American media now, speaking to an exile in Romania and welcoming him back into the brotherhood of journalists.”

The person Carlson was speaking to then asked him if he could wear a sweater in the interview, as the person he was interviewing “was panicking about” having to wear a suit.

“This is airing on the nighttime show, and I want it to look official,” Carlson responded. “I don’t want it to be like, bro talk… you know what I mean?”

Carlson did end up wearing a sweater for the Tate interview, which lends additional credibility to the argument that the conversation was about Tate.

The former Fox News host went on to express frustration about producing good-quality content for Fox Nation, as he said that it was pointless considering the difficulties associated with using the site.

“Yeah, but the majority of it, like, if we go, like, 45 minutes, it’s going to be for Fox Nation,” the individual on the other end of the call told Carlson.

“But nobody’s going to watch it on Fox Nation,” Carlson replied. “Nobody watches Fox Nation because the site sucks. So I’d really like to just put the — dump the whole thing on YouTube. But anyway, that’s just my view.”

“It’s hard to use that site. I don’t know why they’re not fixing it. It’s driving me insane. And they’re like making, like, Lifetime movies. But they don’t, they don’t work on the infrastructure of the site. Like what? It’s crazy,” he explained, noting that he and his team are doing “all this extra work and no one can find it.”

“It’s unbelievable, actually. I don’t know who runs that site,” Carlson added as the individual on the phone told him that they will “play a sizable chunk on the show tomorrow night.”

“That’s the plan. And then what he’s going to do is drive a lot of people to watch this on Fox Nation. It’s going to be a great help to what we’re doing over there on TC Today,” the unidentified caller added.

“I know, but we’re doing our part. We’re like working like animals to produce all this content, and the people in charge of it, whoever that guy’s, whatever his name is, like, they’re ignoring the fact that the site doesn’t work,” Carlson argued, noting that it is a “betrayal of our efforts.”

“That’s how I feel. So I, of course, I resent it,” he added.

Critics have responded to Media Matters’ attempted hit piece on Carlson, noting that the video wasn’t the bombshell they were portraying it to be. Others, like conservative podcaster Benny Johnson, pointed out that the video appeared to be edited in certain parts.