Tucker Carlson announced Tuesday that he would relaunch his program on Twitter, a platform he praised as the only remaining large free-speech platform.
“Speech is the fundamental pre-requisite for democracy. That’s why it was enshrined in the first of our Constitutional amendments,” Carlson said. “Amazingly, as of tonight, there are not that many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining … is Twitter, where we are now.”
“Starting soon, we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last six and a half years to Twitter. We’ll be bringing some other things too, which we’ll tell you about. But for now, we’re just grateful to be here.”
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson released a video on April 27, at 8 pm, encouraging people to understand that the truth ultimately prevails over the lies being fomented by the corporate media and the leaders of America’s “one-party state.”
It seemed to be the first time Carlson spoke out since he was unceremoniously dumped by Fox News.
Carlson, who until his firing was the top-rated cable TV news host with more than 3 million nightly viewers, did not address his departure from Fox in the video.
But he signaled that he would be back in some new format or platform in the near future.
Carlson opened the 2-minute video by saying he noticed after stepping “outside the noise for a few days” how many “genuinely nice,” “kind and decent” and “hilarious” people there are in America.
“The other thing you notice when you take a little time off,” he added, “is how unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are.”
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“They’re completely irrelevant. They mean nothing,” he said. “In five years, we won’t even remember that we had them.”
“Yet at the same time … the undeniably big topics — the ones that will define our future — get virtually no discussion at all,” said Carlson.
Among those are war, new scientific developments, demographic change, civil liberties, corporate power and natural resources.
“When was the last time you heard a genuine debate about any of those issues?” Carlson asked. “It’s been a long time. Debates like that are not permitted in American media.”
Carlson said both Democrats and Republicans and their high-powered donors have reached a “consensus” on what benefits them and then “actively collude to shut down any conversation about it.”
“Suddenly the United States looks like a one-party state,” he added. “That’s a depressing realization. But it’s not permanent.”
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That’s because these ideals are “brain dead” and no one’s life is actually improved by them, he noted.
“This moment is too inherently ridiculous to continue, and so it won’t,” he predicted.
“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, Carlson added, honest people can win out. They become powerful, he added, when they say what is true “calmly and without embarrassment.”
“At the same time, the liars who have been trying to silence them shrink. They become weaker.”
The “iron law of the universe,” he continued, is that “true things prevail.”
He said there are a shrinking number of places where Americans can find the truth in the media.
Yet, he concluded, “As long as you can hear the words, there is hope. See you soon.”
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