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Fox taps Lawrence Jones as temporary replacement for Tucker Carlson amid ratings nosedive

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Fox taps Lawrence Jones as temporary replacement for Tucker Carlson amid ratings nosedive


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Fox News has tapped weekend primetime host Lawrence Jones to temporarily replace Tucker Carlson’s evening slot on the network’s channel since giving Tucker the boot in late April, the Daily Mail reported.

Last week, shocking news broke that Carlson and Fox News were parting ways, although no reason was given as to why. Carlson was extremely popular on Fox and was well known for delivering rapid-fire monologues that challenged the cultural and mainstream narratives of the day.

According to the Daily Mail’s report, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” will be rebranded as “Fox News Tonight,” and Jones will be the youngest-ever solo black cable news television show host at just 30 years old.

Patrick Bet-David of Valuetainment made Carlson an offer on Tuesday.

While Jones hosting Carlson’s vacated spot may be promising for the network, it has been a rough ratings nosedive since the beloved commentator departed Fox. Per Forbes, only 1.7 million tuned into Fox News last week after Carlson’s departure – down from 3.3 million the week before when Tucker was hosting.

Interestingly, just two days after he left Fox, Carlson broke his silence and delivered a monologue on Twitter touching on the importance of speaking truth in America today. Less than a week later, the video has been seen on…



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