"Goodbye!": "The View" hosts cheer Tucker Carlson's exit from Fox News by singing and doing the wave

Co-host Ana Navarro leads the studio audience in a chorus of Steam's 1969 "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye"

By Rae Hodge

Staff Reporter

Published April 24, 2023 4:19PM (EDT)

Whoopi Goldberg on "The View" (ABC/Lou Rocco)
Whoopi Goldberg on "The View" (ABC/Lou Rocco)

The internet was abuzz on Monday with reactions from media personalities and political pundits after Fox News announced it would be parting ways with right-wing host Tucker Carlson.

"Fox News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways," the network said in a press release. "We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor."

On "The View," moderator Whoopi Goldberg read the news to the talk show's live studio audience to a swell of applause — then led the guests in the wave along with her fellow hosts.

The celebrations didn't end there.

Co-host Ana Navarro led the audience in a chorus of Steam's 1969 "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye."

"He's been the biggest purveyor of pro-Russian talking points," said conservative co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, "so it's a good day for the Ukrainian people."

Co-host Sunny Hostin punctuated the segment with a final note: "Karma doesn't lose anyone's address."

Fox News said that "Tucker Carlson Tonight" would immediately be rebranded as "Fox News Tonight," anchored by a rotating roster of interim hosts.

While the internet is already rife with speculation about the reasons for Carlson's departure and his possible future plans, Carlson has so far made no comment.

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By Rae Hodge

Rae Hodge is a science reporter for Salon. Her data-driven, investigative coverage spans more than a decade, including prior roles with CNET, the AP, NPR, the BBC and others. She can be found on Mastodon at @raehodge@newsie.social. 


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