Speaking publicly for the first time since his seismic firing by Fox News, Tucker Carlson indicated in a Wednesday night video release that he was indeed dismissed for presenting on “the undeniably big topics, the ones that will define our future,” which — through corporate collusion with both political parties and their donors — “are not permitted in the American media.”
When such important debates are presented, as on “war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, [and] natural resources,” these “people in charge” become “hysterical and aggressive,” abandoning persuasion and “resorting to force,” said Carlson, who hosted the highest-rated cable news show in history.
In recent years, Carlson appears to have gained insight about how to identify the fundamental priorities of the establishment. In his March 14 broadcast, he said if the left “become completely hysterical when confronted with any facts that deviate from their lies,” media figures can know they have breached the owners’ permissible parameters of debate and should adjust accordingly, or else.
As a guest on Glenn Beck’s March 8 podcast, Carlson said, “We talk about a lot of different topics on the show and some of them I think are really important and interesting, and they get no response and nobody cares.”
He then went on to explain that if, for example, he proposed invading Belgium and putting their population “in camps … nobody would say a word.” But “if you say a word about Syria, holy smokes, they come to your house! I don’t know why Syria is so essential to the system but Belgium, a NATO ally in the middle of Europe, isn’t.”
What is clear is one can “know their priorities by their reaction,” he said.
Yet the question remains, what caused such a swift and aggressive reaction precipitating Carlson’s sudden firing, which seemed unanticipated by either the highly popular host or a management that appeared unprepared to adequately fill his time slot?
First, having previously worked in corporate media for 15 years, independent news analyst Kim Iversen confirmed during her Tuesday show that regardless of a host’s popularity or ratings, if he or she “deviates too far from the message the bosses want heard, they [simply] get canned.”
She believes Carlson “was too far off the message establishment elites like [Fox chairman] Rupert Murdoch wanted shared,” and was thus terminated.
Did platforming Democratic hopeful RFK Jr., including his exposing Big Pharma and the Neocons, cause the aggressive silencing of Tucker?
As the shock waves of the firing were reverberating throughout the political media world on Monday, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.), who announced on April 19 his own challenge to Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States, speculated that his interview on Carson’s show that same evening may have been the last straw.
Fox’s firing of their most successful host ever came just several days after he crossed “the red line by acknowledging that the TV networks pushed a deadly and ineffective vaccine to please their pharma advertisers,” Kennedy tweeted.
“Carlson’s breathtakingly courageous April 19 monologue broke TV’s two biggest rules: Tucker told the truth about how greedy pharma advertisers controlled TV news content and he lambasted obsequious newscasters for promoting jabs they knew to be lethal and worthless,” the nephew of former president John F. Kennedy said.
“For many years, Tucker has had the nation’s biggest audience averaging 3.5 million — 10 times the size of CNN. Fox just demonstrated the terrifying power of Big Pharma,” he concluded.
In his monologue that evening, Carlson castigated the “filthy and dishonest” news media, charging that it is “so corrupt” they are “willing to hurt you on behalf of [their] biggest advertisers.”
Then comparing these outlets to a Colombian drug lord, he said, “anyone who’d do that is obviously Pablo Escobar-level corrupt and should not be trusted.” These media corporations “took hundreds of millions of dollars from Big Pharma companies and then they shilled for their sketchy products on the air, and as they did that, they maligned anyone who was skeptical of those products.”
Introducing his guest, Carlson continued, “Robert Kennedy knew early that the COVID vaccines were both ineffective and potentially dangerous and he said so in public to the extent he was allowed. Science has since proven Robert F. Kennedy Jr. right, unequivocally right.”
Carlson went on quoting Kennedy, who in his campaign announcement speech said U.S. conduct in Ukraine indicates the aims of the Biden administration are “in prolonging the war rather than shortening it,” which is “completely antithetical to a humanitarian mission” as was initially sold to the public.