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Popular conservative pundit Tucker Carlson announced he was creating his own network recently, hoping to draw viewers who are either sick of Fox News or a bit more conservative than your average Republican.

On Thursday he let everyone know in a different kind of advertising campaign: the former Fox News host had trucks with billboards travel to different major media outlets to greet everyone with a special message.

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‘Corporate Media is Dead’

Tucker, always quick to laugh, decided to troll his competitors in the major corporate media.

The Hill reports:

Tucker Carlson Network (TCN) set up photo-ops with the trucks outside of CNN, NBC News, The New York Times and The Washington Post. The advertisement on the billboard reads, “Corporate Media is Dead.”

The advertisement echoes the apparent slogan for the network in the tagline on its X — the platform formerly known as Twitter — account, which reads fully, “Corporate media is dead. Join us.”

The trucks showed up on the same day the network boasted its “first episode of Ask Tucker” in a post to X.

Carlson announced the new venture Saturday, offering an annual subscription to the service for $72, or $6 per month. 

Speaking about his network, Carlson said in a video, “We’ve been out of work for seven or eight months now, hard to know. Time flies when you’re unemployed.”

“But actually, we have been working in secret and producing an awful lot of material for months now, interviews, et cetera,” he added.

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Tucker’s Popularity Endures

Carlson has produced free content on X, formerly known as Twitter, for months.

In April, Fox News severed ties with Carlson over the host’s criticism of his employers and management. Jesse Watters was later named as a replacement for Carlson’s old time slot of 8 PM ET.

Tucker Carlson was Fox News’ most watched host when he departed the cable news network, and that popularity has translated to X, where his videos have received millions of views.

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