A caller named ‘Tyrone’ trolled Fox News host Trace Gallagher during a live broadcast covering a shooting at Morgan State University.
“We’ve got Tyrone on the phone with us now. Tyrone, when you say poker game, what exactly happened? What transpired?” Gallagher asked.
‘Tyrone’ said he and his friends were Tucker Carlson fans.
“Well first we were watching, we all get together every Tuesday night and we watch Tucker Carlson’s show on X. We used to watch him on Fox News, obviously he’s not there no more, and still being the most credible guy in the media in America, we always get together to watch Tucker Carlson, and I think he’s doing probably better now that he’s not with Fox News because the corporate media always controls what the teleprompter readers are able to say, and now that he doesn’t have that hand up his back,” Tyrone said before Fox News cut the call.
“Thank you, Tyrone. Maybe we can work to get Don back on the phone,” Gallagher said.
“Clearly that was not a student at Morgan State University,” he added.
Fox just got pranked by a Tucker Carlson fan and cut the phone interview: pic.twitter.com/SrJCMlqbv0
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 4, 2023
YouTuber and media analyst Mark Dice took credit for what he called a “culture jam.”
“Yeah, that was me who culture jammed Fox News live on air. While shootings of any kind are terrible and it’s important to inform the public about a potential danger—cable news always exploits tragedies in order to keep viewers glued to their screens and fill the airtime with anything available to them. In this case, some random caller whose name and identity they didn’t even bother to verify before putting on air as someone who supposedly knows what really happened,” Dice said.
Yeah, that was me who culture jammed Fox News live on air. While shootings of any kind are terrible and it’s important to inform the public about a potential danger—cable news always exploits tragedies in order to keep viewers glued to their screens and fill the airtime with… pic.twitter.com/fzL8zgrsOW
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 4, 2023
In an email to Newsweek, Dice described the call as “a culture jam, not a prank call.”
He said: “Culture jamming is when you subvert the media in a creative way in order to use that same form of media to critique media itself.”
Fox has been contacted for comment via email.
Carlson was fired from Fox News in April, after the network agreed to pay more than $787 million to settle a lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems over airing false claims regarding the 2020 presidential election.
He has since touted his firing as a “great” experience.
“It’s great to get fired because it keeps you from being a truly horrible person,” he said. “The problem with men when they’re successful is they start to think they’re Jesus. It just happens. Getting fired reminds you that, no, you’re just like everybody else.”Advertisement