It seems the world has truly turned on its head, or perhaps we’re all stuck in a fever dream from which we might never awaken. In the latest twist in the never-ending, drama-laden saga that is cable news, former Fox News golden boy, Tucker Carlson, is rumored to be partnering with blue-collar sensation Oliver Anthony for a bombshell $10 million lawsuit against their common adversary, Fox News.
Now, for those unfamiliar with the country music scene – or anyone who hasn’t turned on a radio in the last year – Oliver Anthony is the genius behind the hit song “Rich Men North of Richmond,” a song that became somewhat of an unofficial anthem for every disgruntled blue-collar worker in the nation. The singer-songwriter, previously famous for his brutally honest lyrics about government and society, has found himself in a new, and unexpected, partnership.
At first glance, Tucker Carlson and Oliver Anthony make for an odd couple. One, a preppy conservative commentator known for his bow ties and biting critique, and the other, a burly, bearded country singer with lyrics that tug at the heartstrings of the average Joe. Yet, as the saying goes, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”Both gentlemen claim their respective grievances against the media giant Fox News. Oliver Anthony’s stemmed from the unauthorized use of his hit song at a high-profile GOP debate, while Tucker’s, well… let’s just say he didn’t part on the best of terms. With Oliver already having a lawsuit in motion, Tucker’s addition to this legal fiesta makes the entire ordeal an even juicier piece of gossip, worthy of its own primetime slot.
Word around the water cooler suggests that Carlson felt slighted, not just by his unceremonious ousting, but also by the lack of theme song during his departure. Perhaps he’s looking to Oliver to pen a heart-wrenching ballad for his exit?
In a world where the court of public opinion often holds more sway than actual courtrooms, both gentlemen have taken to Twitter, turning the platform into a battlefield. Carlson, who has been hinting at a “new version” of his Fox News show, is now teasing his followers with cryptic tweets, some of which are lyrics from Anthony’s songs, making everyone wonder if a joint podcast or YouTube channel is in the works.Oliver, not to be outdone, released a snippet of a new song that includes the lines, “Bow ties and country cries, uniting for justice, opening eyes.”
While many are scoffing at this newfound alliance, dubbing them the Batman and Robin of media lawsuits, others believe this could be the start of something beautiful. A unity between country tunes and conservative commentaries, giving voice to the voiceless, and a soundtrack to those feeling slighted by mainstream media.
Will their lawsuit succeed? Will we get a duet between the two? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure, this partnership, no matter how unlikely, is already proving to be a PR dream (or nightmare, depending on which side you’re on).
In conclusion, while many partnerships in the past have raised eyebrows (remember when Kanye West and Paul McCartney teamed up?), this one seems to be in a league of its own. As the details of their lawsuit unfold, one can’t help but grab some popcorn, kick back, and enjoy the spectacle that is sure to be the Carlson-Anthony alliance against Fox News. It’s courtroom drama meets country concert, and honestly, who wouldn’t buy a ticket to that?