Brett Favre, the retired American football quarterback who played for the Green Bay Packers for 20 seasons, has called for a boycott of Fox News after the network sidelined prime-time host Tucker Carlson until after the 2024 election. Favre shared a clip of Megyn Kelly criticizing Fox News on social media, claiming that the network is “banking” on viewers’ return. According to Breitbart News, Fox News executives are reportedly trying to sideline Carlson through the 2024 presidential election to reassert control of the network, as he is under contract with the network until 2025.
Favre’s call for a boycott has gained traction among Carlson’s supporters and conservative circles, with many taking to social media to express their solidarity. Carlson has been a prominent figure on Fox News for years, and was the highest-rated prime-time news anchor host at the time of his firing. Despite this, Carlson remains popular among conservative audiences, and many are rallying behind him in the wake of his sidelining by Fox News. The network, meanwhile, has not commented publicly on the matter.
Former Green Bay Packers star quarterback Brett Favre is calling for a boycott of Fox News in the wake of its sudden sidelining of prime time host Tucker Carlson and subsequent revelations that the media giant is working to silence him until after the 2024 election.
“I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak,” Favre said in a social media post Monday morning, sharing a clip of Megyn Kelly blasting Fox News, in which she warns viewers that the media giant is “banking” on them coming back to the network when the primaries begin to heat up:
The situation surrounding Tucker Carlson and Fox News remains ongoing, with no resolution in sight, and it remains unclear if the public will ever get an official word from the network regarding their reasoning for firing Carlson. However, Brett Favre’s call for a boycott has ignited a heated debate among viewers and has drawn attention to the internal strife at Fox News. As the media landscape continues to evolve, it remains to be seen how this situation will impact the network’s reputation and ratings.