Most media industry analysts speculated that it would not take long for a rival network to make a massive offer to former top-rated Fox News host Tucker Carlson, and it turns out they were right.
On Tuesday, a number of reports cited a letter made public by Valuetainment CEO Patrick Bet-David, a right-leaning “new media” network, in which he offered Carlson $100 million over five years and the position of president of content.
Here’s the letter:
I’ll get right to the point.
We want you to partner with us in what we feel is a noble and necessary effort to define the future of media.
Here’s our offer:
$100M over 5 years.
An equity stake in Valuetainment
President of Valuetainment and a board seat to project your strategic vision and voice.
Your own podcast(s) and other daily/weekly shows.
Documentaries and movies covering topics you care about.
What else? We are all ears.
Our convictions about freedom, liberty, and truth run deep and we believe we are the absolute right fit for you and America.
While we may not be the biggest media company, we are a new media leader driving into the future to make truth, fair debate, and commentary more accessible, consumable, and protected.
We are 100% serious about our offer.