Well, Monday started with some earth-shaking tremors in the news field. With the firing of both left-wing and right-wing television personalities, Don Lemon and Tucker Carlson, there was almost a canceling effect on the news.
On the left, there was cheering on the firing of Carlson. On the right it was like, Lemon? Who cares?
I can honestly say that I'm not familiar with either of their work and I only heard from them via soundbites. That's how I heard of Don Lemon's comment that Nikki Haley wasn't in her "prime." I honestly don't know why that didn't bring women down on him on both sides, but I believe it's a "divide and conquer" time for women. We have men like Lemon insulting women, at the same time women are fighting to keep their footing in areas like sports and locker rooms. If they dare to point out that we had to fight to get where we are, or that there isn't any women able to beat a man on their turf, they're labeled as transphobic.
Lemon's statement should have lost him his job, but then again, when he made the statement, I think he was so ignorant that he didn't have a clue what he was even saying.
As far as Tucker Carlson, all I know is that like Kamala Harris he has an annoying laugh, that some find adorable. As for me, it triggers that "change the channel" button, which is probably why I pass on watching him. I know that's not a good reason, but it is what it is. Let's see I also know that Kevin McCarthy also released unseen January 6th footage to Carlson. Carlson then dared to point out some of the details in the footage but was quickly shut down. You know, conspiracies and all.
CNN and Fox, companies that used to be polar opposites politically, appear to be getting closer and closer to being on the same page. In a world full of pundits and news shows, and totally useless shows like The View, there is a ton of room online for both of these men to carve out a space for themselves.
Both men could live happily ever after on what's in their bank accounts. Of course, President Biden just took note of that and said, "Hold my Bud Light."
The real test is being able to make it outside of a label on the door, or a corporation handing you an obnoxious amount of money for the use of your face and name. If both attempt to go it alone, it will be a case of the best man winning. Of course, the two probably also have non competes so that will dim their spotlights for a while.
Call me crazy, but in a country where we still have free speech, these two men have an opportunity to knock it out of the park. It's not a loss for either of them, it is just another opportunity.
Now let's see which one does that and if either of them whines about how hard life is without their gazillions in guaranteed paychecks. This too will tell you who's a winner.