Despite the subject being the 2024 election, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld managed to sneak in a reference to the actual topic of the day on Fox News.
As the hosts were discussing the election, Gutfeld chimed in during Monday’s episode of “The Five.”
Referring to Tucker Carlson’s recent departure from Fox and Susan Rice’s sudden departure from the Biden administration, Gutfeld remarked: “So, in 2024 it will be Susan Rice versus Tucker Carlson.”
After Gutfeld’s remark, there was a brief pause until host Jeanine Pirro swiftly moved the show along to its next segment, only by saying “OK.”
This was one of only a few mentions of Tucker Carlson on Fox News, including one from Harris Faulkner, which emerged as word got out that Fox and Carlson “had parted ways.”
Sean Hannity drew a comparison between Tucker Carlson and former CNN host Don Lemon on his show.
“We’re not talking about Tucker. I don’t really have any details on it. But he had a massive audience and has a huge following. This guy [Lemon] had nobody,” Hannity said.
On his radio show, Hannity said Carlson’s departure from Fox was “very, very hard. My phone has been blowing up all day about the news that Tucker Carlson and the Fox News Channel have parted ways. And the hard part for me is I don’t have a clue. I don’t know what happened. I don’t know anything about it. … I have no idea.”
Hosting the show that filled Carlson’s time slot, Brian Kilmeade began by making a reference to Carlson.
“As you probably have heard, Fox News and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” he said. “I wish Tucker the best. I’’m great friends with Tucker and always will be.”
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said Fox News will be the big loser in the breakup.
“I think Fox is going to be the big loser here,” he said. “I think Fox is going to end up in line with MSNBC — just another has-been network.”
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