In the days since Tucker Carlson and Fox News “parted ways,” there has been much speculation regarding what led the network to dump its most popular personality. On Wednesday, Newsmax’s Carl Higbie questioned whether investment firm BlackRock had any say in the matter.
He argued that Carlson’s takes over the years on issues such as environmental, social, and governance scores may have led the firm, which manages trillions of dollars, to pressure Fox to let him go.
“Wanna get to the bottom of anything? Follow the money,” Higbie began. “The abrupt departure of Tucker Carlson has raised some questions, some that deserve to be looked at … There is a company called BlackRock. It’s the world’s largest investment firm, with about $8.5 trillion under management.”
Higbie went on to quote a story from Forbes that suggested Carlson’s openly anti-ESG agenda “courted controversy by taking on … BlackRock, which has been a leading advocate for ESG investing.” Read more…