Brett Favre calls for Fox boycott over Tucker Carlson's departure

Carlson has remained relatively quiet in the wake of his show's end.

Published: May 8, 2023 3:55pm

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre called on Monday for a boycott of Fox News after the network parted ways with popular former host Tucker Carlson.

"I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak," Favre said via Twitter while resharing a clip from the Megyn Kelly Show.

In the clip, Kelly warned her viewers that the network was counting on the audience to return in spite of their furor over Carlson's departure. Kelly, a former Fox News personality herself, appeared to be speaking to the mindset of network executives on how best to weather the sharp decline in ratings following the end of "Tucker Carlson Tonight."

"They are banking on you coming back to them. They've got a debate in August. You can't resist. You'll go. You'll forgive everything. They're banking on it," she said. "DeSantis is likely to announce this month. You're gonna turn on Fox News. You can't go to CNN. You're not gonna go to Newsmax. You're not gonna go to digital media. You're gonna tune in to the Fox News primetime, you lapdogs. It's what you always do."

"It's how they have billions. That's what's happening here: keep him silent on the sidelines for as long as possible, unable to use his voice... and we will win in the end. Like we always do," she continued.

A series of clips in which Carlson made unpopular statements followed Kelly's diatribe. The entire video was accompanied by the instrumental lines of Metallica's "Sad but True."

Carlson has remained relatively quiet in the wake of his show's end. The network, meanwhile, has filled his timeslot with a rotating series of hosts, with former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany current holding the timeslot.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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