Fox News Employees Jump Ship Over Latest Tucker Carlson Special

In order to make it in the mainstream media, there is a certain amount of sensationalism that needs to be employed.  Mankind’s ever-tinier attention spans no longer pick up on the subtle and mundane truths of the world, and nothing boring even pings our radar.

No, we need the wild and salacious.  Give us conspiracy theories and clickbait over information and insight.  Hit us hard with it, early and often, and keep the hyperbole coming.

A forthcoming special from Fox News’ Tucker Carlson certainly appears to be playing by these new-media rules, and a couple of longtime contributors to the network are no longer willing to stand idly by.

Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes have resigned following the release of Tucker Carlson’s documentary on the January 6 Capitol insurrection, “Patriot Purge,” citing concerns about the documentary’s potential to incite violence and the cable news outlet’s direction of coverage in the post-Trump era, The New York Times reported.

Goldberg and Hayes joined Fox News as contributors in early 2009 while also working for conservative political magazines. In 2019, they worked together to found The Dispatch, a conservative online publication with nearly 30,000 paying subscribers, according to The New York Times.

Ultimately, the release of “Patriot Purge” brought the pair to an impasse, which they said forced them to choose between running their own publication and remaining loyal to Fox News, according to a statement about their resignation.

What is it about the programming that has these men so agitated?

The “Patriot Purge” documentary baselessly suggested that the January 6 insurrection was a “false flag” plot by President Joe Biden to conduct an ideological purge and persecute conservatives.

As of this writing, Fox News has yet to comment on these departures.