In fact, he thought it “sucks,” according to footage obtained by progressive watchdog group Media Matters.
“I don’t want to be a slave to Fox Nation, which I don’t think that people watch anyway,” he said in the clip.
Fox News unexpectedly dropped Carlson last week, days after the network agreed to pay $787.5 million to settle a defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems.
Media Matters said the video was recorded last year, likely as Carlson prepared for a segment with right-wing social media influencer Andrew Tate. The conversation took place a few months before Tate was arrested in Romania on suspicion of human trafficking and other allegations.
Carlson wanted the interview to air on his nighttime show on Fox News, and not on Fox Nation, where he complained “nobody” would see it.
“Nobody watches Fox Nation because the site sucks. So I’d really like to just dump the whole thing on YouTube,” he said. “I’m just frustrated with it. It’s hard to use that site. I don’t know why they’re not fixing it. It’s driving me insane.”
“We’re like working like animals to produce all this content, and the people in charge of it, whoever that guy’s, whatever his name is, like, they’re ignoring the fact that the site doesn’t work. And I think it’s like a betrayal of our efforts. That’s how I feel. So I, of course, I resent it.”
Carlson, a conspiracy theorist known for promoting white nationalist and other extremist views, hosted a show called “Tucker Carlson Today” for Fox Nation. He also did a series of online specials on topics such as testicle tanning to raise testosterone levels, a supposed liberal plot to get people to eat bugs, and a lengthy bit of revisionist history defending the Jan. 6 rioters.
See the full behind-the-scenes video, as posted by Media Matters, below: