Textual content messages between Bret Baier and Tucker Carlson present concern over the Fox Information Determination Desk calling Arizona for Joe Biden too early on Election Night time.
Recall, Fox Information’ 2020 Determination Desk referred to as Arizona for Joe Biden whereas voters had been nonetheless standing in line ready to forged their ballots.
Fox Information viewers had been livid on Election Night time after the outlet referred to as Arizona for Joe Biden.
The Related Press hadn’t even referred to as Arizona but.
Tucker Carlson acknowledged that Fox Information’ core viewers could be offended over their determination to name Arizona whereas the polls had been nonetheless open.
“I proceed to suppose the corporate isn’t taking the [sic] critically sufficient,” Tucker Carlson texted Baier, the Each day Beast reported. “We have to do one thing to reassure our core viewers. They’re our complete enterprise mannequin.”
Tucker Carlson requested Bret Baier if there’s something he might do to assist cease the Determination Desk from calling extra states.
“Is there a way I might assist?” Tucker requested. “Clearly I’d by no means do something with out full approval from the highest.”
“We might lose our viewers,” Tucker added.
Bret Baier advised Tucker that he’s been asking individuals up the chain for solutions.
“Now we have been pushing for solutions,” Baier advised Tucker. “I’ve pressed them to sluggish. And I believe they may sluggish stroll Nevada. The votes don’t are available in till tomorrow.”
“Please let me know in the event that they don’t appear to be obeying,” Carlson replied. “We might actually fuck up lots of what we’ve constructed.”
“I’ve acquired 4 extra years right here,” Tucker Carlson mentioned. “I’m caught with Fox. Obtained to do no matter I can to maintain our numbers up and our viewers completely happy.”
“Sure,” Baier mentioned.
Fox Information finally stood by their determination to name Arizona for Joe Biden earlier than the polls closed.