Tucker Carlson’s New Twitter Show Could Be a Moneymaker – or Just a Noisemaker

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Whether it’s for freedom or finance, the former Fox host and Elon Musk stand to benefit

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Tucker Carlson announced plans Tuesday to bring a version of his long-running Fox News show to Twitter, following his contentious departure from the network. In doing so, he’s forgoing $25 million reportedly due under his contract if he adhered to a noncompete clause.

But is there a world where Carlson can make a Twitter show profitable enough to match that $25 million? Or is the new show simply an effort to keep the media personality front and center in people’s minds?

Twitter owner Elon Musk has made it clear his company hasn’t made any special deals with Carlson, meaning we can rule out preferential treatment there — though Musk is known for often changing the rules of the game on the fly and making special accommodations for favored users.