Tucker Carlson broke his silence with a video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday night, two days after being fired without explanation from Fox News.
Instead of discussing his departure from the network or revealing his future plans, the former host shared a positive message with his audience.
Carlson said, “Good evening,” as if he were beginning another monologue on his program.
“One of the first things you realize when you step outside the noise for a few days is how many genuinely nice people there are in this country,” Carlson said. “Kind and decent people, people who really care about what’s true, and a bunch of hilarious people.”
This week, Carlson stated that the opportunity to hear from such individuals has been “encouraging” for him.
Given that he had been a part of cable news up until Monday — and could very well be a part of it again — his subsequent comments about its format were perhaps unexpected.
“The other thing you notice when you take a little time off is how unbelievably stupid the debates you see on television are, they’re completely irrelevant,” Carlson continued. “They mean nothing.”
“In five years, we won’t even remember that we had them,” he said. “Trust me as someone who has participated.”
Carlson, without addressing anyone in particular, stated that the country’s intellectuals have determined that substantive debates are no longer “permitted in American media.”
In addition, he asserted that establishment figures in both of the country’s two main political parties actively stifle debate on crucial issues such as conflict, natural resources, demographic shifts, and civil liberties.
Carlson stated that these topics receive “virtually no coverage at all” and that those in power in both the Republican and Democratic parties collude to conceal substantive debates.
“Suddenly, the United States looks very much like a one-party state,” he said.
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— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 27, 2023
“The people in charge know this,” he said. “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. When honest people say what’s true, calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful.” CONTINUE READING…