A Fox News producer has been caught in an undercover video admitting that star anchor Tucker Carlson was fired as a part of the network’s settlement with Dominion Voting Systems.
The video was obtained by undercover journalist James O’Keefe’s new watchdog group.
In addition to the lawsuit, the producer, Sean Langille, says a “shady” former Biden aide now works at Fox and pushed for Carlson’s ouster.
Pressure from advertisers like Pfizer also contributed to Carlson’s termination, he claims.
O’Keefe released footage appearing to show Langille discussing the post-Carlson developments with an off-camera associate.
Langille claims that Carlson’s firing was “part of the settlement” that Fox reached to end the lawsuit from Dominion.
He explains that Dominion accuses Carlson and other on-air network talents of defaming the company and its voting technology following the 2020 election.
In O’Keefe’s video, an undercover journalist speaks in passing about the issues and lets Langille fill in the details.
Langille claims the network is “beholden to advertisers” such as pharmaceutical giant and Covid vaccine maker Pfizer.
He continues by suggesting that “Big Pharma” was unhappy with Carlson’s criticism of its products.
According to Langlille, Pfizer responded to Carlson’s reporting by exerting pressure on the network’s leadership to oust its top-rated host.
Throughout the video, Langille details other actors who played a role in Carlson’s firing such as Mike LaRosa at Dominion.
LaRosa is “crafting Dominion’s message to the public,” according to Langlille.
He also reveal that a “bunch of advertisers” boycotted Carlson’s 8 p.m. hour but returned after he left the network.
LaRosa, the former press secretary for First Lady Jill Biden, launched his own consulting firm in 2022 with his “sole client” being Dominion, Langille claims.
He “left the White House to literally go take down the network that was being unfavorable to his boss,” Langille added in the video.
Fox News Producer Talks Tucker Carlson, Dominion, and Pfizer in Explosive New Footage:pic.twitter.com/zlk4mFE0TK
— O’Keefe Media Group (@OKeefeMedia) May 16, 2023
O’Keefe recently separated from his former organization Project Veritas.
He has built a reputation for executing undercover sting operations with sources who believe they are speaking confidentially while on dates or out with associates.
Since parting ways with Fox in April, Carlson has announced he will be launching his own show on Twitter.
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