Tucker goes ‘twitter’ in good faith….

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With apologies to way, way, back Marshall McLuhan and his “The Media is the Message” (Canada, 1964) – today the only thing that matters IS the message, especially-so with their forever attempts to bring the message down, not the medium, so who cares what Tucker’s studio looks like, especially when MSNBC, CNN and countless others have splendid studios already in play, while their messaging mostly consists of lies, lies, fairy-tales and whatever else they can concoct without ever being shut down.

As to the FOX News breach of contract claim, the last anyone checked such a cause of action required the element of damages, so what are their damages, and how would they prove them? FOX after all created their own damages by canning Tucker, with those damages long-existing before Tucker “up and went” and took to Twitter. FOX therefore, would have to show that Tucker’s Twitter gig is the cause of their damages, while those of us in the know could hardly see how they could get a jury to buy into that argument – or any other to be blunt about it. THAT!

Tucker goes ‘twitter’ in good faith

Yours truly watched Episode 1. and frankly, I thought it was well done, not so much focusing on the set, but the entire content – pure Tucker to me. Contrast that to Bill O’Reilly, who is now on “The First“, with the new show lacking any energy compared to when he had The Factor on Fox, amazing as it is how reviewers try to pick something apart, simply because they’re not paid to review, but to destroy; which is when it’s time to ignore them.

As far as the lawsuit goes in regard to Tucker’s first amendment rights, that may not apply. He signed a contract after all, thereby it’ll all boil down to whether his Twitter show actually violates the contract or not. Makes one wonder why someone would sign such a contract, but whatever! Greed? Would you sign away your rights? Thought not!

Lydia from the comments thread:  Bill O’Reilly was forced out of Fox in April 2017, and by June was talking about starting his own competing operation in September. Whatever kind of contract he had, Fox didn’t try to stop Bill from doing his own thing, as far as I know. There’s a lot riding on this because we need Tucker’s prominent voice challenging the status quo.

The truth will out but in today’s new age, the new ‘world order truth’ is as fleeting as Maxine Waters attempting to explain geothermal nuclear carbon-free warfare to an audience on ‘the view‘. THAT!

Peter Barry Chowka, American Thinker: ‘FOX News attempts to stop Tucker Carlson from new Twitter program’ …

As Thomas Lifson reported yesterday, Tucker Carlson uploaded “Ep. 1” of his new video show on Twitter to the social media site on Tuesday evening. According to a “scoop” at AXIOS on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after Tucker’s Twitter episode was uploaded, FOX News attorneys “notified Tucker Carlson’s lawyers that the former prime-time anchor violated his contract with the network when he launched his own Twitter show on Tuesday, according to a copy of a letter obtained by Axios.”

Meanwhile, Sara Fischer and Mike Allen continue in their AXIOS scoop:

Carlson’s lawyers told Axios that any legal action by Fox would violate his First Amendment rights.

This turn of events had previously been predicted by the legion of journalists and analysts who have seized on Carlson’s April 24 removal from his top-rated M-F program on FOX News as an earth-shaking development in media and conservative politics.

Over six weeks elapsed between the end of Carlson’s highly produced cable news show and the first episode of his Twitter program, which he announced in a three-minute Twitter video on.May 9 (one month ago now) and which has gotten 135 million views. [-]

[+] …  It’s unclear yet if what may be a looming legal battle pitting Carlson against FOX News will make it to court, to arbitration, or to a quiet settlement, hopefully allowing Carlson to proceed to express his “free speech rights” at Twitter or wherever he chooses to go, without restraint.

A related issue is what the end of Carlson’s FOX News program will mean to the future of the channel, and to cable news – and to cable and satellite TV – as a whole. Ratings for FOX News since April 24 have declined, especially in prime time (8-11 PM ET) – although the channel continues to maintain its overall leadership in the cable news ratings over MSNBC and CNN (the latter’s ratings have totally collapsed in recent months). For example, TVNewser/Adweek, citing the ratings of Nielsen Media Research, reported (free registration required) that “Week of May 29 Basic Cable Ranker: Fox News Remains No. 1 on Cable News.” Two nights ago, as the same source reported, “Fox News Returns to No. 1 at 9 PM” and won the ratings against MSNBC and CNN in both all day and prime time.

Numerous analysts have pointed out, as the Washington Post reported in a story replete with data on May 23, “the looming existential crisis for cable news” (available to read free with registration).  Increasingly, the trend is for consumers to “cut the cord” to conventional cable and satellite TV, preferring online streaming services including a la carte subscriptions to services like Netflix. And relying on YouTube for free video clips of their daily ideological red meat from FNC, MSNBC, or CNN without paying to watch those channels.

Clearly, the fast-evolving march of technology is quickly rendering wired and over the air connections to television obsolete. As Marshall McLuhan observed in the 1960s, speaking of the advent of television, “the medium is the message.” That legacy medium, introduced nationally in the late 1940s, is increasingly on life support, supplanted by options available for the omnipresent so-called smart phone and what are now called Internet-connected “smart TVs.” [end]

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Tucker goes ‘twitter’ in good faith

More from Lydia: There’s an interesting article at Butzel.com on non-compete agreements in the media. We don’t know the details of Tucker’s agreement, but in general, as an employee, he would be prevented from working for a competitor.

Is Twitter a competitor? That seems to be the crux of the matter. Nearly every news organization has a Twitter account, as does Fox News. But they don’t own Twitter; all the news agencies simply use it as a conduit. Is Tucker considered a citizen speaking his mind or a self-employed commentator? Tucker while working for Fox appeared on pod casts of non-Fox affiliated hosts. Did he need the permission of Fox to do so? Is the problem that Tucker is using a video format on Twitter as opposed to tweeting?

I’m sure that Tucker and his attorneys have already thought through all the nuances. Tucker goes ‘twitter’ in good faith. [end]

And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – President Donald John Trump – MAGA! KAG!