In what started out as a simple discussion over free speech quickly turned sour for one Canadian television host. The man ended with a suspended show and then faced termination after he starred on Tucker Carlson with Fox News.
Stephen LeDrew was back on the show Wednesday to discuss his suspension and firing by Canadian broadcaster CP24.
LeDrew was on the show with Tucker in late November to discuss LGBT issues, including teachers being forced to attend “LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP” inclusiveness training.
Apparently the interview did not sit well in liberal Canada, where they do not indeed have freedom of speech.
LeDrew said Bell Media, operator of CP24, immediately suspended him for seven days for violating its code of conduct by appearing on a “competitor” network.
LeDrew said he was fired after he urged his bosses to explain to the public why he was suspended.
So they used the blanket of claiming “conflict 0f interest” instead of telling the truth.
“They said, ‘well now you’re fired because you’re mocking us, no one likes to be ridiculed.’ It was a ridiculous decision,” he added.
Carlson said LeDrew should come to the United States, where he would be welcomed as a “free speech refugee.”
“The irony is we were talking about freedom of speech in Canada. You were saying, ‘you can say whatever you want in Canada’ and I said, ‘I don’t think you can.’ And you got fired for saying that!” Carlson joked.
The sad reality is that this entire situation just proves Carlson to be right.