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- Tucker Carlson’s dismissal from Fox News serves as a “good life lesson,” Howard Stern said.
- Carlson forgot that he was just a “worker bee” in media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s company, Stern said.
- “At the end of the day, you are a fly on his asshole,” the radio icon said on his show.
Radio icon Howard Stern said ousted Fox News star Tucker Carlson was likely “nothing” to Fox Corp. chair Rupert Murdoch and that he forgot he was just another “worker bee” in the billionaire media mogul’s gigantic company.
Carlson’s bombshell dismissal from the conservative media powerhouse serves as a “good life lesson,” Stern said on the Wednesday broadcast of his Sirius XM radio program, “The Howard Stern Show.”
“I’ve been a big money earner for radio companies for a long time now, but there’s one thing I never forget — my boss is super wealthy,” Stern said.
The shock jock added: “Like if you work for Rupert Murdoch, you know that motherfucker’s got so many billions that as important as Tucker Carlson might be to the Fox network, he will fire your ass if you’re a pain in the ass because, at the end of the day, you are a fly on his asshole.”
“You’re nothing because he’s still gonna’ have billions upon billions upon billions of dollars and own a giant corporation. And you know, you cannot fuck up. You can only push them so far,” Stern continued.
Stern said that people like Carlson and ex-Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was forced out by the network in 2017 in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, “forget” that they’re just “another brick in the wall.”
“That’s what you are. You’re a worker bee. I’m a worker bee. Yeah, you know, they pay me well and everything,” Stern said. “I don’t let it, for a minute do I think I’m more important than the man who owns this place. He is my Lord and savior.”
Carlson did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on Thursday.
Carlson was reportedly blindsided by Fox News’ decision to cut ties with him on Monday, and was reportedly informed of the move just 10 minutes before the network released a brief statement that Carlson and the cable news giant had “agreed to part ways.”
Offensive and crude text messages sent by Carlson — a month after the primetime host was sued over allegations of sexism — reportedly played a major role in his ouster.
Murdoch himself made the call to get rid of Carlson, Fox News’ top-rated host, people familiar with the situation had told the Los Angeles Times.