When Megyn Kelly announced she was leaving Fox News, everyone had the same question:
Okay, who’s up next?
Early reports were that Fox was seeking a conservative-minded replacement for the enviable spot after Kelly said she was leaving for NBC. Republicans everywhere were sincerely hoping those reports were true; after all, we’ve been choking on Leftist bias in the media for a very, very long time.
The good news is those reports were indeed accurate and Fox News has made their decision: As Politico reported this morning, Kelly’s replacement will be…
Yep, the guy who has been roasting liberals on his program in recent months gets a big shot here, as he’ll take over the 9 p.m. news program at Fox News. Carlson has hosted “Tucker Carlson Tonight” during the 7 p.m. hour for the past two months and before that, he was an anchor on “Fox & Friends Weekend.” His resume also includes stints at MSNBC and CNN.
Now that he’s in a primetime seat, this should really help battle the liberal agenda we see in so many mainstream news outlets. Carlson has proven immensely popular since taking over for Greta Van Susteren (which is awesome) and now, he’s movin’ on up.
Said 21st Century Fox and Fox News executive chairman Rupert Murdoch:
“In less than two months, Tucker has taken cable news by storm with his spirited interviews and consistently strong performance. Viewers have overwhelmingly responded to the show and we look forward to him being a part of Fox News’ powerful primetime line-up.”
As for the vacant spot left by Carlson, that will be filled by Martha MacCallum, who will anchor a program called “The First 100 Days,” which chronicles the first 100 days of the Trump administration. THAT oughta be fun. In turn, Shannon Bream will succeed MacCallum as co-anchor of “Happening Now” with Bill Hammer.
’tis a good day.