BlackRock is now its second largest owner, next to the Murdoch family, who still holds 19 percent of the company. Other smaller institutional investors own the rest.
"It is clear that Blackrock is fast becoming a controlling entity in Fox Corporation," Dr. Robert Malone commented.
Neither Carlson nor Fox News disclosed the reason why the former was fired, but the Los Angeles Times reported that the decision came from Fox News founder and Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch.
According to Daily Dot, Murdoch was influenced by revelations that came out during the media outlet's lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems, which saw Fox News settle for $787.5 million over its promotion of false claims regarding voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Private conversations between Carlson and others at the news outlet, which were revealed during the lawsuit, showed the popular host criticizing upper management after the network opted to scale back its coverage of the false election claims. The Wall Street Journal also reported that Carlson's remarks may have influenced the split.
The broadcaster's departure ended his decade-plus tenure at the news network during which he rose to become the highest-rated host in prime-time cable news. Carlson, who has a salary of about $20 million a year, will be paid out for the remainder of his contract.
His last show was on Friday, April 21, and the network will bank on a rotation of hosts until a permanent anchor is found in his program. "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade anchored the show on Monday night, April 24. In opening remarks, Kilmeade acknowledged Carlson's departure and said he was "great friends with Tucker."
"It doesn't take a genius to know that yesterday, we got another really big flag to get off of mainstream news if you seek any unbiased news analysis or editorial content. That the biases, the censorship is only going to get worse," Malone said in his April 26 Substack newsletter.
"Together, BlackRock and Vanguard own 18 percent of Fox (now almost 21 percent), 16 percent of CBS, 13 percent of Comcast – which owns NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and the Sky media group, 12 percent of CNN and 12 percent of Disney – which owns a number of subsidiaries," he added, pointing out that the media giants may act as if they are rivals but are actually owned by the same company. (Related: Everything you need to know about BlackRock, the company that owns the world.)
The primetime host finally broke his silence, two days after his controversial exit from Fox News, by discussing his views on U.S. politics. He did not address his dismissal or his future plans.
"When you take a little time off, you realize how unbelievably stupid the debates you see on television are, they're completely irrelevant. They mean nothing. In five years, we won't even remember that we had them. Trust me, as someone who participated," Carlson said in his video message posted Wednesday, April 26.
Just a few hours after Fox announced his departure, the TV personality was offered a job at RT, the broadcaster formerly known as Russia Today. Vladimir Solovyov, the most prominent commentator on Russian state TV, said Carlson was welcome to join his nightly panel discussion show while suggesting he should consider a run for the White House.
"You have our admiration and support in any endeavor you choose for yourself next, be it running for President of the United States (which you should totally do, by the way) or making an independent media project," Solovyov wrote in an email, according to a screen grab he shared on his Telegram channel.
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Watch the video below where Carlson spoke about the truth being contagious during his recent Heritage Foundation speech.
This video is from the Son of the Republic channel on Brighteon.com.