The Pentagon brass is celebrating the departure of Tucker Carlson from the airwaves, albeit under the cowardice shield of anonymity.
And for good reason from their perspective.
The longtime Fox News host was one of the only voices on television to consistently criticize the upper echelons of the D.C. Uniparty military industrial regime. From the Slava Slush Fund in Ukraine to the Biden Administration’s continuing undeclared wars in the Middle East and Africa, Carlson fiercely critiqued the unaccountable global war machine.
If you search for Tucker Carlson’s top military-related segments, they are all about policy, and none criticize rank and file military service members. Popular segments include Mark Milley’s strange collaboration with the Chinese Communist Party, Drag Queen Story Hour on military bases, Zelensky’s hellbent campaign for World War III, and forcing the Critical Race Theory agenda upon the military.
It should go without saying that scrutinizing U.S. military policy is not akin to saying negative things about individual service members. While this is common sense outside of the D.C. Beltway, it is a truly radical concept within it.
Senior military officials took to the corporate press this week to smear Carlson as having an un-American, anti-U.S. military worldview.
One anonymous Pentagon official told the popular D.C. Uniparty blog Politico:
“We’re a better country without him bagging on our military every night in front of hundreds of thousands of people.”
Of course, viewers of Tucker Carlson’s show know that he never committed the act of “bagging on our military.” He remained consistently critical of U.S. foreign and military policy, and he saved especially scathing commentary for the failed generals who run the military and advise the White House.
The Pentagon is purposely conflating its pursuit of a hyper aggressive military posture with the military itself.