(FeaturedNews.com) – A text message by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson was recently released. In the message, he details some of the violence that he saw in the footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. As he explained, he could see people fighting on the street and that a group of Trump supporters had been beating up an Antifa kid. He added that there were at least three people fighting him. He then proceeded to state that it was “dishonorable” and that this was not “how white men fight.”
The message was reported by the New York Times. In their report, they noted that the contents of this particular message had previously been redacted in a court filing that Dominion Voting Systems had filed in their defamation lawsuit against Fox. The lawsuit ended up settling, with Fox being required to pay $787 million. Only days after the settlement, it was announced that Carlson would be leaving the network, however, it is not yet clear whether his departure was connected to the lawsuit in any way.
In the text message, Carlson proceeded to state that as he was watching he was “rooting” for the group of men beating the man and had been hoping to see them get hurt and even killed.
Reportedly, this text message led to many Fox board members and top-level executives worrying about the possibility of the messages being made public, especially as Dominion’s lawyer and many news organizations had been pushing for the un-redacted versions of the messages to be released.
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