In response to Fox News abruptly firing its most popular host, Tucker Carlson, podcast host Megyn Kelly has announced a new nickname for the failing network.
Kelly, who is also a former Fox News host, has been commenting on the aftermath of Carlson’s ouster on her show — pointing out that the network has lost a significant amount of its viewership in response to the disastrous decision.
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald shared a clip of Kelly’s show on Twitter, which she responded to in a quote tweet.
“Here’s @megynkelly on the genuinely remarkable, instant collapse of Fox’s ratings in the wake of its decision to fire the most popular host in the history of the medium,” Greenwald wrote in the initial tweet, sharing a clip of Kelly’s popular podcast.
Sharing the tweet, Kelly revealed her new nickname for Fox News — which essentially compares the network’s viewership-destroying decision to the recent ad campaign from Bud Light featuring controversial “transgender” influencer Dylan Mulvaney, which also had a significant impact on the brand’s customer base.
“My audience is calling them #Foxweiser,” Kelly commented, referencing Budweiser.
It is likely that many of the audience members that Fox News lost are the very same people who have been boycotting Anheuser-Busch products in response to the Bud Light decision. Kelly is not the first person to make the comparison, as many have questioned why Fox News would make such a terrible decision after seeing what happened to Bud Light when they thumbed their noses at their own customers.
Meanwhile, reports show that Fox News has lost almost half of its viewers for Carlson’s 8 p.m. time slot — and many other shows have also been affected by the move.
Disgraced former CNN reporter Brian Stelter shared the numbers in a recent tweet, writing: “Tucker averaged 3 mil at 8pm. So that hour has been cut in half. And the later hours have lost at least a quarter.”
In comparison, Anheuser-Busch has faced major backlash from their decision — with celebrities, politicians and other prominent individuals pushing for a boycott of the company.
Soon after the boycott began to spread, the company lost $6 billion in market value, according to Breitbart News. Bud Light’s in-store sales also fell in response to their decision — dropping 26% from April 16-22.