When Tucker Carlson was abruptly fired from Fox News for no evident reason, fans eagerly awaited his next move.
Amidst rumors that Carlson would have to fight Fox to be released from his contract despite being removed off the air, it was widely believed that the journalist was being silenced.
Carlson has made a reputation for himself by breaking stories and uncovering facts that are glossed over by other media, and his ratings speak for themselves, as he has been at or near the top of cable news ratings for several years.
Carlson has taken to the Musk-owned Twitter platform devoted to free speech in order to make his voice heard, confirming rumors that he and Elon Musk have engaged in conversation.
In a video that was broadcast this week, Carlson discussed his position in a conversational tone.
Tuesday afternoon, Carlson tweeted a video with the message “We’re back.”
Carlson makes several claims about the current condition of the American media in the video.
The Blaze reported that Carlson criticized the mainstream media and pledged to continue his old “show” on Twitter, the only “big platform” that still permits free speech.
Carlson addressed the underlying issue, namely that journalism in the United States has transformed from its former truth-seeking self into a tool for mass manipulation.
“At the most basic level, the news you consume is a lie,” Carlson said, even as it is also “true in the literal sense.” Carlson then gave a hypothetical example to explain his point. He claimed that the media might say that a suspect has been “unjustly” arrested for armed robbery. However, if the media neglects to mention that the same suspect had previously been arrested for armed robbery on six other occasions, his recent “unjust” arrest suddenly lacks context.
“Facts have been withheld on purpose,” he said, “along with proportion and perspective.
“You are being manipulated,” Carlson stated. He said that the mainstream media almost constantly engages in such manipulation “in every story that matters, every day of the week, every week of the year.”
Explaining the norms and restrictions of the media from the top down, Carlson asserted that every journalist working in the news industry is aware of the truth-telling restrictions in the industry. Those who defy these industry-imposed restrictions by telling the truth will inevitably be dismissed. He stated, “That is not a guess; that is guaranteed.”
“The rule of what you can’t say” in the mainstream media, Carlson said, “defines everything. It’s filthy, really, and it’s utterly corrupting.”
Not one to let the grass grow under his feet, Carlson promised fans of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” his highly-rated Fox News show, that he intends to offer “a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last six and a half years.” He intends to offer that “new version” and some “other things” on Twitter, which he called “the last big” platform for free speech “remaining in the world.”
Carlson claimed that Twitter is important because “everybody is allowed” on it, creating an environment “where our national conversation incubates and develops,” and he went on to say, “Speech is the fundamental prerequisite for democracy. That’s why it’s enshrined first of our constitutional amendments.”
Tucker Carlson’s supporters are rejoicing because he is now on the only media platform that guarantees free speech. Carlson has never been one to hold back on his own, and now he will be free to report on issues without network restrictions.
The Blaze reported that it is anticipated Carlson’s future Twitter videos will exceed the limitations imposed by mainstream media. “Freedom of speech is your most fundamental right,” he said. “Without it, there are no alternatives.
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