In an unprecedented move that’s shaking up the media landscape, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has taken direct aim at corporate media giants with his latest venture, the Tucker Carlson Network (TCN). Carlson’s team marked the debut of the network with a splash by parking trucks bearing the message “Corporate Media is Dead” outside several major media offices.
Since being unceremoniously dumped by Fox News Channel earlier this year, Carlson has been charting a new path in digital media. In a video message posted to X, formerly Twitter, he recently said with a wry smile, “We’ve been out of work for seven or eight months now, hard to know. Time flies when you’re unemployed.”
Y'all mind if I park here? pic.twitter.com/zly7bPRg2n
— Tucker Carlson Network (@TCNetwork) December 14, 2023
Even though Carlson took a light-hearted tone in his launch announcement, the subject was a serious salvo against mainstream corporate media outlets. His new subscription-based streaming service promises to offer a fresh perspective without the bias shown by every television news network.
On Thursday, the billboard trucks were parked outside the offices of MSNBC, CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. The messages advertised his new network and also boldly challenged the ongoing viability of establishment corporate media news outlets.
Tucker Carlson Sends Trucks Emblazoned With 'Corporate Media Is Dead' Near Media Offices https://t.co/7WVvcj9RDh
— zerohedge (@zerohedge) December 16, 2023
Speaking of the strategically placed ad campaign, Carlson said, “It’s important. We’re not doing it out of cruelty and hope we’re not rubbing this in anyone’s face or making the people who still work there feel bad, but they’re doomed.”
“The era of dominance by a few big media companies, the era of total control over all information by, you know, nine people—that’s done,” he added.
He's back. pic.twitter.com/vDwQ5JFKlH
— Tucker Carlson Network (@TCNetwork) December 11, 2023
The Tucker Carlson Network went live with a slate of regularly scheduled programming. It is set to feature a wide range of exclusive content. Carlson revealed this week that the network has been busy through the summer and fall preparing for the launch: “Actually, we have been working in secret and producing an awful lot of material for months now, interviews, et cetera.”
In the rapidly evolving new media world, the Tucker Carlson Network is positioned to meet the growing demand for alternative voices and platforms. With new technology and innovation, the network plans to pave the way for a new era of media diversity and independence.