Tucker Carlson Describes How His Termination Turned Out to Be a Hidden Blessing

In a recent conversation with Balázs Orbán, a prominent adviser to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Tucker Carlson discussed his dismissal from Fox News. The polarizing right-wing pundit was unexpectedly let go by the network on April 24.

He suggests that this incident prevented him from developing excessive pride and enabled him to perceive himself as “ordinary,” as outlined in a report by the Daily Caller.

Expressing appreciation for the situation, he remarked, “I’ve cherished it.” He proceeded to highlight the backing he got from his coworkers, including his executive producer, Justin Wells, who was also let go not long after his termination.

Carlson underscored that despite the alterations in his career, his private life remained mostly unaffected, finding consistent solace in his family and pets.

“This is my third time being fired as an adult, and I would recommend it to anybody,” Carlson said. “It’s great to get fired, because it keeps you from being a truly horrible person.”

He expanded on the perils of achieving success, observing that it has the potential to cause people to cultivate an exaggerated perception of their own significance. In Carlson’s view, the experience of being dismissed acted as a humbling prompt, reminding him of his own fallibility.

“I’m really glad that I got — and I think my wife is really grateful that I got fired also,” he added.

In 2020, Carlson’s show on Fox News attracted over four million viewers, a figure that stood out as one of the highest ratings in the history of cable news, as reported by The New York Times.

The remarkable stability of his viewership made his departure from Fox astonishing because the network’s revenue would undoubtedly be affected by the loss of advertising earnings from one of its most highly-rated cable shows.

However, his abrupt exit did not signal the end of his broadcasting career.

In June, he initiated an independent program named “Tucker on Twitter,” where he continues to deliver monologues and engage in discussions with notable individuals, including former President Donald Trump.

His widely followed online platform led Fox News to accuse him of violating his $20 million contract with the network, which was set to conclude in January 2025.