In a breakthrough moment for digital media, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson successfully launched the first episode of his Twitter talk show Tuesday evening, racking up a staggering 59 million views – and growing – by early Wednesday morning. The swift emergence of this revolutionary broadcasting format undoubtedly signifies a new frontier in the world of news and commentary.
Carlson, known for his fierce criticism of the mainstream corporate media’s narrative, didn’t hold back in his inaugural episode. He scrutinized the establishment’s rigid backing of the Ukrainian war effort and its habitual silencing of alternative perspectives.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 6, 2023
Among his key analysis points, Carlson noted the recent explosion at the Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine. He called out the immediate rush of media figures to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin. Citing logical inconsistencies in this mainstream narrative, Carlson argued that it seemed more plausible that the Ukrainians were the ones who detonated the dam, given its strategic significance to Russia.
Moreover, Carlson scrutinized the widespread dismissal of differing viewpoints by the establishment. He cited Never-Trumper Bill Kristol’s swift denouncement of Putin as a war criminal and his sharp comparison to former President Donald Trump as emblematic of the pundit class’s coordinated vilification campaign.
In Tucker’s 1st new episode on Twitter, he asks:
Who organized the BLM riots?
How did Jeffrey Epstein make all his money?
Where has the $100+ billion sent to Ukraine been spent?
What really happened on 9/11?
I have a feeling we’re going to like Tucker’s new style🔥 https://t.co/jsihdXd11F
— DC_Draino (@DC_Draino) June 6, 2023
Bringing his classic combative style, Carlson also critiqued Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and presidential Republican hopeful Nikki Haley for their unwavering support of the Ukrainian war effort. His candid critique revealed his dedication to holding power to account, regardless of political affiliation.
Additionally, Carlson shed light on reports that the U.S. government has a UFO retrieval program, stating that such a story “would qualify as a bombshell, the story of the millennium, but in our country, it doesn’t.” This revelation served as a poignant critique of the selective information dissemination of the establishment.
In his conclusion, Carlson likened his show’s advent on Twitter to the under-the-blanket shortwave radios of the Soviet era. His comparison underscored the importance of alternative information sources in contemporary society, emphasizing that the gatekeeper-free nature of platforms like Twitter could be the key to a more informed public.
The resounding success of Carlson’s Twitter debut has left media circles abuzz. Already feeling the sting of his departure, Fox News faces a further blow as Carlson’s Twitter show rapidly outpaces the viewership numbers of the traditional cable network. His digital presence has sent a clear message to the media establishment that viewers are hungry for alternative narratives and are willing to embrace new platforms for that information.
Good morning to everyone especially Tucker Carlson for breaking Twitter with now over 50 million views and talking truth to power.
This is the future of media … The mainstream Democrat, lying propaganda media is done.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) June 7, 2023
I don’t know about all of you, but I like the LIBERATED Tucker Carlson so much more than the @TuckerCarlson who had the hand of the corrupt corporate news pressing down on him.
I can’t wait to see what Tucker has to say in the coming days, weeks and months.
And to think his…
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) June 7, 2023
As we move forward in this era of digital information, Tucker Carlson’s debut on Twitter stands as a milestone in the evolution of media consumption. As Carlson himself stated, “We are grateful to be here. We’ll be back with much more very soon.” The future of news consumption has arrived, and it’s digital.