Tucker strikes major ad deal with anti-woke Amazon alternative

Tucker Carlson’s anticipated new media venture appeared to be off to a running start as reports indicated an anti-woke company was prepared to shell out seven figures for the commentator’s first advertising deal.

With nine episodes released since premiering “Tucker on Twitter” in early June, the former primetime host has shaken up the media landscape garnering roughly a collective 500 million views for his content. Sunday, fresh off another paradigm-busting performance interviewing presidential candidates at the FAMiLY Leader Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, Carlson appeared poised to prove the profitability of his independence.

“Carlson agreed to a seven-figure advertising deal with Public Square (PublicSq.), a shopping app that promotes itself as being the ‘starting point’ for conservatives to battle environmental, social and governance policies, according to people familiar with the matter,” CNBC reported.

As previously reported, PublicSq, a competitor to Amazon, is expected to go public this week and will ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Ahead of that, the company had stated, “At PublicSq, we strive to provide meaningful solutions, and we are thrilled to introduce yet another solution to individuals and business owners who steadfastly believe in America’s greatness and are committed to its prosperity.”

“By going public, ‘We the People’ will not only be able to patronize businesses that share their values, but in turn also invest in companies that uphold their values. We firmly believe that America is worth fighting for, and going public serves as a powerful means for individuals to actively participate in shaping the future of our great nation,” the statement added.

The ad revenue wasn’t expected to be the only influx of cash for Carlson whose Fox News program was said to have pulled in $77.5 million from advertising in 2022. Axios reported that PublicSq was expected to merge with Colombier Acquisition Corp and that the CEO and board chairman of the blank check company, Omeed Malik, had plans to finance the commentator’s media venture through his own private investment firm, 1789 Capital.

PublicSq CEO Michael Seifert told Breitbart last month of the company’s mission, “So there’s really this cool parallel economy ecosystem that’s been created. And it all starts with consumer spending. We hate ESG, we hate DEI, we talk about these policies all the time in the news.”

“But the only way that we are going to topple those corrupt philosophies that are destroying our economy is by shifting consumer spending. And so we’re offering the easiest directory out there to go and do that as your starting point,” he continued.

However, Carlson’s separation from his previous employer has not been without its own difficulties as the network had reportedly issued a cease-and-desist letter asserting that his exercise of free speech on Twitter was somehow a breach of contract. The former Fox News host had signed a deal that extended through Dec. 31, 2024.

Notable backers of PublicSq, expected to have ads running on Carlson’s Twitter show in August, included Donald Trump Jr. and former Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters.

Kevin Haggerty

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