As we reported, By no means Trump commentators Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg introduced this week that they have been leaving Fox as contributors due to Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 particular.
Many laughed on the pomposity of their announcement, with some noting they didn’t even know they nonetheless have been working there. Who would actually discover or care in the event that they have been gone?
The 2 ran to the NY Instances to make their announcement, which exhibits precisely the place their minds are at and to whom they’re attempting to cater. Trace: it’s not Republicans or conservatives.
The identical individuals who fall for his or her nonsense have been all agog over their announcement and ‘character.’
Admirable—and troublesome—determination by two individuals of character and conscience. https://t.co/UUiUcOku9P
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 22, 2021
Tucker Carlson had the proper response to them.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 22, 2021
He went a bit of additional in a press release he made, noting that their departure “would considerably enhance the channel.”
“These are two of the one individuals on the earth who nonetheless faux the Iraq Warfare was a good suggestion,” Carlson mentioned. “Nobody needs to look at commentary that silly.” He declared their leaving “nice information” and mentioned “viewers shall be grateful.”
Nonetheless, as with something concerning the By no means Trump grift, it’s by no means fairly what it appears. It turns on the market was a bit of extra behind the story, as a Fox govt revealed. He mentioned “the community had no intention of re-signing Steve Hayes or Jonah Goldberg when their contracts got here up in 2022.”
Oh. Now, how hilarious is that? In different phrases, they made this nice huge posturing transfer, however they have been on their method out anyway, as a result of they weren’t going to be renewed. So, that’s the true context right here. Did they know that? As a result of now, it seems like an “I give up earlier than they have been going to let me go” state of affairs.
And was this ‘quitting’ an effort to make themselves extra interesting to their liberal buddies, in order that they may get contributing slots on CNN or MSNBC because the ‘oh so principled’ ‘Republican’ commentators, as a result of they weren’t going to have their offers at Fox anymore? You recognize that for neo-cons, that’s seemingly the following transfer.
LOL. They didn’t give up due to Tucker. They didn’t even actually give up. Fox deliberate on eliminating them as a result of the viewers hated them for being dishonest left-wing grifters who have been mistaken about all the pieces. 🤡🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/UU6uyhKGSj
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) November 22, 2021