The sudden firing of Tucker Carlson from Fox News took everyone by surprise. And Tucker is setting the record straight.
And you have to watch Tucker Carlson break his silence on split with Fox.
This week has been one of the most monumental in the history of political media.
Don Lemon, a major name at CNN, was fired suddenly. And the split is getting messy with back-and-forth allegations and insults.
Dan Bongino, a beloved conservative figure at Fox News, announced his split with the network, though it seemed amicable.
But far and away the biggest tremor felt in the media space was Tucker Carlson’s firing from Fox News.
Despite having a show scheduled to air the same day, Fox announced this week that Tucker was done with the network.
Tucker, for his part, had gone radio silent for much of the week, but he’s finally opening up now.
Carlson, who left Fox News on Monday, accused government leaders on both sides of the aisle of stifling voices and shutting down media outlets that expose wrongdoing or reveal realities in a video shared on Twitter.
“You notice when you take a little time off how unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are. They’re completely irrelevant. They mean nothing. In five years, we won’t even remember that we have them. Trust me as someone who’s participated,” Carlson said.
“Yet at the same time — and this is the amazing thing — the undeniably big topics, the ones that will define our future, get virtually no discussion at all: war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, natural resources.
“What was the last time you heard a legitimate debate about any of those issues?
“It’s been a long time.”
“Debates like that are not permitted in American media. Both political parties and their donors have reached a consensus on what benefits them and they actively collude to shut down any conversation about it. Suddenly, the United States looks very much like a one-party state,” he added.
The outspoken journalist, known for criticizing progressive policies and censorship, made no mention of his former workplace or being booted off the radio.
Fox News stated Monday morning that it has “agreed to part ways” with Carlson, who had hosted two distinct popular shows in the previous 11 years.
“Tucker Carlson Tonight” averaged 3.32 million viewers last year, giving it the most audience in cable news among people aged 25 to 54, a highly sought-after demographic among advertisers.
Carlson, who had been deafeningly quiet before the news broke, warned on Wednesday that the country’s “brain-dead” orthodoxies will be overturned shortly, forcing political leaders to fear a loss of control.
“The people in charge know this. That’s why they’re hysterical and aggressive. They’re afraid. They’ve given up persuasion. They’re resorting to force, but it won’t work,” Carlson said.
“When honest people say what’s true calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful.
“At the same time, the liars who’ve been trying to silence them shrink, they become weaker.
“That’s the iron law of the universe.
“True things prevail.”
“Where can you still find Americans saying true things?
“There aren’t many places left but there are some and that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope.
“See you soon.”
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— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 27, 2023
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