Retired NFL superstar and Hall of Famer Brett Favre has never shied away from sharing his opinions on current events, often leaning towards conservative viewpoints. Recently, Favre expressed his support for former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, calling for a network boycott until they “let the man speak.”
Favre took to Twitter, sharing a video clip featuring another former Fox News host, Megyn Kelly. In the video, Kelly questioned whether Fox News viewers could resist the network’s pull regarding significant news events. The video ended with graphics calling for a Fox News boycott, accompanied by an instrumental version of Kid Rock’s “American Bad A**.”
Favre and Kelly both seem to believe the reports that Fox News is using contractual restrictions to keep Carlson from returning to the airwaves, potentially sidelining him through the next presidential election. Other reports suggest that Carlson is preparing a counter-offensive against the network to break free from these contractual constraints.
Carlson enjoys widespread support from various figures in the media landscape. While neither Kelly nor Favre is at the height of their respective careers, their opinions still carry weight in the court of public opinion. Public pressure may play a significant role in Carlson’s strategy against Fox News.
Favre disabled the comments on his tweet supporting Carlson, perhaps anticipating the polarizing nature of the subject. However, looking at the tweet’s retweets, it’s clear that Favre’s endorsement of Carlson has stirred up reactions from left-leaning Twitter users.
As Fox News navigates its challenges in the post-Carlson era and the Favre-backed boycott gains momentum, all eyes are on Carlson’s next move. Reports suggest he may consider various options, including joining another news network, launching his own network, or even entering politics as a debate moderator.