MRC's Tim Graham on Newsmax: Tucker Carlson Has a Right to Be Angry

May 2nd, 2023 1:04 PM

NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham appeared on the Newsmax evening show Eric Bolling The Balance to discuss Tucker Carlson's dismissal and the aftermath at Fox News, and whether Fox is becoming too "establishment."

Bolling ran video of the latest leak of Tucker running down the Fox Nation website, saying it's dysfunctional and it drives him crazy. Bolling said "the speculation is that Fox is leaking that stuff from the inside."

TIM GRAHAM: Well that's the weirdest stuff. It's like we're sitting here on a day where Trump is going to do a live town hall on CNN and Fox is leaking stuff to Media Matters? (Laughs) Where are we living?! 

Look, I think, just like we heard Tucker saying nasty things about Trump in the text messages or emails in the Dominion suit. People should have a right to have moments where they're upset with people. Right? I mean, we all have this inside our own office. Sometimes where we're not happy with the way things are going, But there's just you blow off steam. It doesn't mean that you're going to be a disloyal employee. I mean, the people that should be seen as the disloyal employees are all the Fox people who talked to Brian Stelter for his nasty books! 

BOLLING: Yeah, and Gabe Sherman back in the day. 

Talk show host Grace Curley, the other guest in the segment, said Carlson, as the "golden goose of a network," had a "very measured conversation" about the state of Fox Nation's website and "I can feel the frustration myself." Graham agreed with that, and added the footage wasn't embarrassing or destructive to his reputation like Steven Crowder's home videos talking down to his wife. 

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