TV personality Tucker Carlson, is back in action with his latest show on Twitter. Carlson revealed his return to the media world in a three-minute video on his Twitter feed. Shortly after the network settled a defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems, Carlson’s sudden departure from his prime-time post at Fox News has been making headlines for weeks.
In the video, Carlson berated the mainstream media for allegedly lying to the public and manipulating them. He went on to say, “You are being manipulated.” Carlson also claimed that Twitter is not partisan. However, a Twitter spokesperson responded to this news with a poop emoji when asked for comment on Tuesday.
We’re back. pic.twitter.com/sG5t9gr60O
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 9, 2023
Despite being in a contract dispute with Fox, which is said to last through 2025, Carlson has reportedly been in discussions with Elon Musk to find his own platform. Recently, unredacted portions of evidence from the Dominion lawsuit have come out in media reports, which also suggest that Carlson was pushing Fox to let him find his own platform.
Tucker Carlson is a well-known name in the media world, having worked for CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News in the past. His return to the limelight with a show on Twitter is bound to create a buzz among his followers and critics alike and NBC News was freaking out.
NBC’s reaction to Tucker Carlson’s Twitter show announcement: “Will anybody be able to police what Carlson says or is this the point? It’s just a free for all?”
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) May 10, 2023
The rest of the media and the left are having a meltdown.
Is it good Tucker Carlson is moving his show to Twitter? It’s good for Musk & his rising debts. It’s bad for the banks underwriting his debt, however, as this will radicalize viewers more. Twitter is becoming the go-to platform tolerant of & incentivizing hyper-partisan rhetoric.
— Nora Benavidez (@AttorneyNora) May 9, 2023
Meanwhile, the Canadian state-sponsored news network CBC made all sorts of publicity when they said because of Musk they were leaving Twitter for good. A few weeks later, they started posting again.