What Does Tucker Carlson’s Sudden Schism With Fox News Mean?

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Tucker Carlson waves goodbye

In this week’s The Reason Roundtable, Katherine Mangu-Ward is back alongside editors Matt Welch, Nick Gillespie, and Peter Suderman as they contextualize Fox News’ defamation settlement with Dominion Voting Systems and Tucker Carlson’s sudden departure from the network.

01:20: Fox News’ defamation settlement

15:55: BuzzFeed News shuts down

29:55: Tucker Carlson out at Fox News

44:35: Weekly Listener Question

53:54: Elon Musk and rapid unscheduled disassembly

50:20: This week’s cultural recommendations

Mentioned in this podcast:

The Fox/Dominion Settlement Highlights the Importance of Discovery in Proving ‘Actual Malice,’” by Jacob Sullum

In a $788 Million Defamation Settlement, Fox News Admits That It Spread False Claims About Election Fraud,” by Jacob Sullum

Fox’s Excuses Reinforce Dominion’s Defamation Case,” by Jacob Sullum

Tucker Carlson on The Daily Caller, His Infamous Jon Stewart Debate, and Walking out of the Ron Paul Convention,” by Michael C. Moynihan

Tucker Carlson Describes the Capitol Riot as ‘Mostly Peaceful Chaos.’ Is He Wrong?” by Jacob Sullum

Does Tucker Carlson Get Anything Right About Libertarians?” by Matt Welch

Tucker: The Man and His Dream,” by Matt Welch

The Death of BuzzFeed News Was a Facebook Murder-Suicide,” by Robby Soave

Democrats Threaten Matt Taibbi With Jail Time Over Twitter Files Testimony,” by Robby Soave

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Audio production by Tarcisio Longobardi; assistant production by Hunt Beaty.

Music: “Angeline,” by The Brothers Steve

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