(RightWing.org) – Rumors continue circulating regarding the reason why Fox News suddenly decided to part ways with Tucker Carlson, the network’s most popular primetime host. InfoWars host Alex Jones recently joined the fray, accusing Rupert Murdoch’s ex-fiancée, Ann Lesley Smith, of causing the controversial commentator’s firing.
On May 3, Jones sat down for a wide-ranging interview for the Louder with Crowder podcast. He told host Steve Crowder he had some insight into Carlson’s termination.
Jones began by referencing a recent Vanity Fair article discussing a speech Carlson gave at the Heritage Foundation’s 50th Anniversary gala a few days before Fox News announced it was parting ways with him. Carlson told attendees at the event that national politics has risen to the level of an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. He also suggested using the power of prayer to win the ongoing battle. A source told the publication, “That stuff freaks Rupert [Murdoch] out. He doesn’t like… spiritual talk.”
Alex Jones says he has spoken to “sources very close to Tucker” who say he was fired because he caused Rupert Murdoch’s breakup with his fiancé. He says she is very Christian and loves Tucker and considers him a prophet, and that bothered Rupert because he is an atheist. pic.twitter.com/GWKkFLSa54
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According to Jones, sources close to Carlson basically told him the Vanity Fair article came the closest to the truth of the many rumors floating around regarding his firing. They recounted that Carlson dined with Murdoch and Smith at the billionaire’s Bel-Air estate in mid-March.
Smith and Carlson reportedly started discussing religion and the “fight between good and evil” at the dinner table, according to Jones. He said that Murdoch is an atheist and got really “freaked out,” quit talking, and quickly left the dinner table. A few days later, Murdoch called off the wedding without offering any explanation.
Jones filled in some of the gaps and claimed Smith recently became a Christian because of Carlson’s faith. “She thinks he’s like a prophet,” Jones explained. He readily conceded he didn’t know exactly what happened at the dinner but said insiders told him the Vanity Fair article accurately represented “the tip of the iceberg.”
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