In a recently released video, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson can be seen insulting the network’s streaming service, for which he produced plenty of content during his time at the company.
The leaked footage includes Carlson saying that he didn’t want to be “a slave to Fox Nation,” suggesting that people didn’t watch the streaming service while describing himself as a “representative of American media.”
The ousted Fox host also declares, “Nobody watches Fox Nation because the site sucks,” in the footage taken sometime in 2022.
Carlson was allegedly speaking to a representative for controversial Internet personality Andrew Tate, who was recently arrested in Romania on human trafficking charges when he made the comments.
The Fox host, who is arguing with Tate’s rep over what the two men should wear during the interview, says he’d prefer “to put the whole thing on YouTube,” explaining his frustration with Fox’s steaming service and questioning why the broadcasting giant won’t fix the site.
He also criticized Fox for “making… Lifetime movies” while they refuse to work on the streaming service’s “infrastructure.”
He noted that it felt as though he was “doing all this extra work” that wasn’t being found or watched by anyone, describing it as “unbelievable.”
Fox has not disclosed how many subscribers it has on Fox Nation.
However, Carlson has produced several specials and episodes, including a controversial miniseries about the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. capital. The platform also has several religious, crime, and nature documentaries.
Fox also recently launched a one-hour comedy special with Roseanne Barr on Fox Nation.