On Wednesday night, Tucker Carlson spoke publicly for the first time since leaving Fox News and expressed his dissatisfaction with the leaders in Washington, DC.
On Monday, Carlson, who recently left Fox News, shared a video on Twitter where he claimed that political leaders from all parties are censoring voices and closing down media organizations that expose corruption or disclose facts.
“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 stated.
“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 said.
The journalist, who is outspoken against progressive policies and censorship, avoided talking about his employer or being taken off the air.
On Monday morning, Fox News stated that it “agreed to part ways” with Carlson, who had been a host of two renowned programs over a period of 11 years.
Among the coveted demographic of viewers aged 25 to 54, “Tucker Carlson Tonight” had the largest audience in cable news, averaging 3.32 million viewers last year. This made it appealing to advertisers.
On Wednesday, Carlson broke his silence since the news broke and issued a warning that the country’s existing and rigid beliefs would soon be challenged. This caused concerns for political leaders who feared losing their 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 stated.
“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.”