Valuetainment CEO Patrick Bet-David has sweetened the $100 million offer he made ex-Fox News star Tucker Carlson to join his media company.
Bet-David says his massive five-year deal would “get the real Tucker with no handcuffs and muzzles.”
As Slay News previously reported, Bet-David wants to sign Carlson to effectively run Valuetainment.
He said: “You don’t push a guy like that in any direction — you ask what he wants to do and you give your proposals and your ideas, and then we try to collaborate and see what makes sense.
“On cable news you’re still held hostage to the advertisers.
“You’re still held hostage on what you can talk about and what you cannot talk about.
“So imagine if you want to call out the pharmaceutical companies, and then all of a sudden, after your break, a pharmaceutical commercial comes out — you just called them out.
“And then the CEO of that company calls and says, ‘Hey, you gotta tell Tucker he can’t say that again.’
“If there are people that would like Tucker to be free to talk about whatever he has to talk about, maybe we have to pay premium for it.
“To get the real Tucker with no handcuffs and muzzles and all this other stuff that mainstream media was doing.”
🚨@PatrickBetDavid explains his $100M offer to buy out Tucker Carlson from Fox News and platform a new show for him:
“If there is people that would like Tucker to be free to talk about whatever he has to talk about, maybe we have to pay premium for it…to get the real Tucker… pic.twitter.com/XrKZ1bUcxv
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 3, 2023
“If you want to team up with somebody that’s got the vision in place, the cause in place, and it’s a true believer on how great of a country America is that is worth fighting for — and the fight is a real fight because the enemy is real — we feel we’re the right fit to partner with somebody like Tucker Carlson,” he said earlier.
In a letter published to Twitter, Bet-David publicly offered Carlson:
“Dear Tucker, I’ll get right to the point.
“We want you to partner with us on what we feel is a noble and necessary effort to define the future of media.
“Here’s our offer: $100,000,000 over five years. An equity stake in Valuetainment. President a Valuetainment and a board seat to project your strategic vision and voice. Your own podcast and or daily weekly shows. Documentaries and movies covering topics you care about.
“What else? We’re all ears.
“Our convictions about freedom, liberty, and truth run deep and we believe we are the absolute right fit for you and America.
“While we may not be the biggest media company, we are a new media leader driving into the future to make truth, fair debate, and commentary more accessible, consumable, and protected.
“We are 100% serious about our offer.”
— Patrick Bet-David (@patrickbetdavid) May 2, 2023