Former Fox News star Tucker Carlson may have the backing of two of the Republican Parties biggest donors, who could finance the launch of his own news network.
According to reports, Carlson has met with GOP megadonor Rebekah Mercer recently to discuss launching his yet-to-be-named media company.
Republican megadonor Peter Thiel has also reportedly expressed interest in financing a media company with Carlson.
Both donors “have privately expressed interest in helping Carlson,” CNBC reported Tuesday. Carlson may be “on the brink” of launching the network soon.
“The news of Mercer’s and Thiel’s interest in Carlson comes as the TV host and his longtime business partner Neil Patel are reportedly looking to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fund the company,” according to the report.
“Any business between Carlson and Mercer could be part of a larger financing effort led by investment firm 1789 Capital, which is already planning an eight-figure investment into the former Fox News host’s media venture.”
Fox News fired Carlson in April as secret part of their settlement with Dominion Voting System. But Carlson remains under contract until 2025, and Fox News Channel executives allegedly want to keep him sidelined through the 2024 election.
They sent him a cease-and-desist letter in June.
Carlson took his unceremonious dismissal from the airwaves personally and has privately vowed to “burn down” his former employer.
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