Howard Stern calls Tucker Carlson a 'fly on Murdoch's a******'

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By Asiya Ali

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Howard Stern has shared his opinions on Tucker Carlson's sudden departure from Fox News.

The network announced earlier this week that the 53-year-old primetime host would no longer be working for them effective immediately.

In a brief statement, they thanked Carlson for his work and revealed that his position would be covered by "rotating Fox News personalities" until a new host was found.

"Carlson’s last program was Friday, April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 pm starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating Fox News personalities until a new host is named," they penned, as cited by The Independent.

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Tucker Carlson was fired from Fox News this week. Credit: UMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

On Wednesday (April 26), Stern reacted to Carlson's firing during his long-running The Howard Stern Show. According to the Daily Mail, the 69-year-old radio host said to the former Fox News host: "At the end of the day, you are a fly on his a******."

"You're nothing because he’s still gonna have billions upon billions upon billions of dollars and own a giant corporation. And you know, you cannot f*** up. You can only push them so far," he continued.

While Tucker was a prominent media personality for the corporation - drawing around 3.5 million viewers every night - Stern claimed the network, specifically Keith Rupert Murdoch, could always replace him.

The radio host then made a comparison to his role on SiriusXM, stating: "I know who owns SiriusXM, I know who the guy is on top… I think he owns entire states in the United States."

"He doesn’t need me. I’m here at his…service... I know at the end of the day, my man is my master and I like working at SiriusXM. So, you know, I could bust balls, blah, blah," he continued. "But at the end of the day, I’m worthless. And I always have that in the back of my head."

He then claimed that "guys like Bill O'Reilly and Tucker Carlson" forget that they are "another brick in the wall," adding: "That’s what you are. You’re a worker bee. I’m a worker bee."

"You know, they pay me well and everything… I don’t let it for a minute do I think I’m more important than the man who owns this place. He is my Lord and Savior," he concluded.

Although the network’s statement suggested Carlson's departure was mutual, the host's final words on Friday’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight indicate that perhaps he didn't see his exit coming.

During the segment on his show, he ate pizza with Tyler Morrell - a pizza delivery driver from Pennsylvania who assisted in the arrest of a suspect evading law enforcement - and signed off with: "We’ll be back on Monday - in the meantime have the best weekend with the ones you love. See you then."

Furthermore, the popular host broke his silence over his firing in a bizarre 2.16-minute video posted to his Twitter page - which has amassed 558.3K likes and 35.3 million views as of this writing.

In a lengthy monologue, he spoke about being the victim of efforts to stop discussion of "big topics, the ones that will define our futures."

He stated that after being "outside the noise for a few days" he learned how "unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are," calling them "completely irrelevant" and insisting that they "mean nothing".

Featured image credit: Dpa Picture Alliance / Alamy

Howard Stern calls Tucker Carlson a 'fly on Murdoch's a******'

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Howard Stern has shared his opinions on Tucker Carlson's sudden departure from Fox News.

The network announced earlier this week that the 53-year-old primetime host would no longer be working for them effective immediately.

In a brief statement, they thanked Carlson for his work and revealed that his position would be covered by "rotating Fox News personalities" until a new host was found.

"Carlson’s last program was Friday, April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 pm starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating Fox News personalities until a new host is named," they penned, as cited by The Independent.

wp-image-1263208608 size-full
Tucker Carlson was fired from Fox News this week. Credit: UMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

On Wednesday (April 26), Stern reacted to Carlson's firing during his long-running The Howard Stern Show. According to the Daily Mail, the 69-year-old radio host said to the former Fox News host: "At the end of the day, you are a fly on his a******."

"You're nothing because he’s still gonna have billions upon billions upon billions of dollars and own a giant corporation. And you know, you cannot f*** up. You can only push them so far," he continued.

While Tucker was a prominent media personality for the corporation - drawing around 3.5 million viewers every night - Stern claimed the network, specifically Keith Rupert Murdoch, could always replace him.

The radio host then made a comparison to his role on SiriusXM, stating: "I know who owns SiriusXM, I know who the guy is on top… I think he owns entire states in the United States."

"He doesn’t need me. I’m here at his…service... I know at the end of the day, my man is my master and I like working at SiriusXM. So, you know, I could bust balls, blah, blah," he continued. "But at the end of the day, I’m worthless. And I always have that in the back of my head."

He then claimed that "guys like Bill O'Reilly and Tucker Carlson" forget that they are "another brick in the wall," adding: "That’s what you are. You’re a worker bee. I’m a worker bee."

"You know, they pay me well and everything… I don’t let it for a minute do I think I’m more important than the man who owns this place. He is my Lord and Savior," he concluded.

Although the network’s statement suggested Carlson's departure was mutual, the host's final words on Friday’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight indicate that perhaps he didn't see his exit coming.

During the segment on his show, he ate pizza with Tyler Morrell - a pizza delivery driver from Pennsylvania who assisted in the arrest of a suspect evading law enforcement - and signed off with: "We’ll be back on Monday - in the meantime have the best weekend with the ones you love. See you then."

Furthermore, the popular host broke his silence over his firing in a bizarre 2.16-minute video posted to his Twitter page - which has amassed 558.3K likes and 35.3 million views as of this writing.

In a lengthy monologue, he spoke about being the victim of efforts to stop discussion of "big topics, the ones that will define our futures."

He stated that after being "outside the noise for a few days" he learned how "unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are," calling them "completely irrelevant" and insisting that they "mean nothing".

Featured image credit: Dpa Picture Alliance / Alamy