Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted the claim that CNN president Jeff Zucker resigned over his relationship with a co-worker, but asserted it was because the network’s new management wanted him out.
Zucker’s relationship with a fellow executive was allegedly well-known among others at the network. Carlson argued the departure had to do more with other issues that included low ratings.
“Everyone in the TV business already knew about Zucker’s relationship with the head of CNN’s Marketing Department. Every executive in television has known about it for years, it was definitely not a secret,” Carlson said.
“So Jeff Zucker did not get canned for his sex life. New management wanted him out of CNN for other reasons, including bad ratings, and maybe others that we’ll find out later,” he added.
— ✨💎The Honey Badger💎✨ (@Nance726) February 4, 2022
Carlson is not the only one to suggest Zucker left for other reasons. However, there has been little information to confirm what other reasons could exist, leaving outsiders to speculate regarding the details.
Radio hosts Clay and Buck believe it has a lot to do with decreased ratings at CNN.
What Our Sources Tell Us About Jeff Zucker’s Ouster at CNN
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— Clay & Buck (@clayandbuck) February 2, 2022
Perhaps new details will drop soon, but it won’t keep the media from speculating over the reasons until then.