Tucker Carlson became the latest Fox anchor to do so when last Wednesday he announced a fishing trip with his son while facing widespread criticism and losing advertisers for claiming white supremacy is a “hoax.”
“Okay. Now that timing seems suspicious, but who knows,” said Noah. “Maybe lots of people leave for fishing vacations on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. You never know when the fish are going to start biting. You never know.” A spokesperson for Fox News claimed Carlson’s trip was pre-planned.
Noah noted how Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Jesse Watters have also all previously gone on vacation after making controversial comments.
Bill O’Reilly’s vacation, Noah said, was “the greatest of all time” because he never came back amid a sexual harassment scandal.
“Honestly, these emergency vacations are such a staple for Fox News I wouldn’t be surprised if they had their own travel agency,” said Noah, before running a spoof “Fox Vacations” ad — with the tagline “Relax. This will all blow over.”
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