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    Tucker on Twitter

    Tucker on Twitter (posted episodes, this thread)
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    1 POST [none]
    2 POST Cling to your taboos!
    3 POST America's principles are at stake
    4 POST Wannabe Dictator
    5 POST As in most of the developing world, it's safer to be the president's son than his opponent.
    6 POST Bobby Kennedy is winning
    7 POST Irony Alert: the war for democracy enables dictatorship.
    8 POST Rick from Boston is telling us he wants to be known as female Admiral Rachel Levine.
    Accept his lie or pay the consequences, bigot.
    9 POST The Andrew Tate interview
    10 POST Stay in your lane: our drive through South Central LA with Ice Cube
    11 POST Ice Cube X Tucker: the studio interview
    12 POST Part 1. Devon Archer
    13 POST Part 2. Devon Archer
    14 POST The Tate brothers have just been released from house arrest in Romania,
    so it seemed like a good time to hear from Andrew's brother, Tristan.
    15 POST Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund reveals what really happened on January 6th.
    Our Fox News interview with him never aired, so we invited him back.
    16 POST RFK Jr. explains Ukraine, bio-labs, and who killed his uncle
    17 POST Vivek Ramaswamy is the youngest Republican presidential candidate ever.
    He's worth listening to.
    18 POST Into the abyss: Colonel Douglas Macgregor tells us why the Ukraine war must end now
    19 POST Debate Night with Donald J Trump
    20 POST Hungary shares a border with Ukraine.
    We traveled to Budapest to speak with the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán.
    21 POST Dave Portnoy founded Barstool Sports and just completed the most impressive business
    transaction of our lifetime. He also just got into an epic fight and shared the video with us first.
    23 POST Hyperinflation and reckless monetary policy could soon devastate the global economy.
    We traveled to Argentina, where it’s already happened.
    24 POST Argentina’s next president could be Javier Milei. Who is he?
    We traveled to Buenos Aires to speak with him and find out.
    25 POST Liberals like Karl Rove just tried to annihilate Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
    It didn't work. Paxton just joined us for his first interview since his acquittal.
    27 POST Donald Trump appeared in court today, but it wasn’t a legal proceeding.
    It was a grotesque parody of the system our ancestors created.
    Victor Davis Hanson explains.
    28 POST Trans, Inc: genital mutilation is not just a fad. It’s a full-blown industry.
    How did something this demented happen so quickly?
    Chris Moritz has been following the money.
    29 POST After the Hamas attacks, what’s the wise path forward?
    30 POST What's happening at the southern border isn’t just an invasion, but a crime.
    The politicians and NGOs responsible for it are criminals, who should be punished accordingly.
    31 POST How to avoid World War III
    [with Vivek Ramaswamy]
    32 POST You’ll be shocked to learn this, but it turns out the whole George Floyd story was a lie.
    33 POST Looks like we’re actually going to war with Iran. Are we ready for this?
    [with Col. Douglas Macgregor]
    34 POST Of all of Biden’s crimes, backing the Ukrainian government as it throws priests in jail may be the most revealing.
    35 POST Start another war, send millions more anti-Western refugees to the West.
    Starting to notice a pattern?
    36 POST What happens when you give Hillary Clinton the finger?
    Ask Martin Shkreli. He did four and a half years in prison.
    That may be why Sam Bankman-Fried just asked his advice on doing time.
    37 POST The two defining tragedies of our time — the war in Ukraine and the presidency of Joe Biden — are both finally coming to an end.
    38 POST The First Amendment is done.
    Douglass Mackey is about to go to prison for mocking Hillary Clinton on the internet.
    We talked to him right before his sentencing. Remember as you watch that this could be you.
    39 POST Candace Owens responds to Ben Shapiro.
    40 POST Spain’s descent into tyranny seems eerily familiar.
    Opposition leader Santiago Abascal is one of the few people standing up to it.
    We traveled to Madrid to talk to him.
    41 POST Dublin in flames. What’s happening in Ireland will happen here, at scale.
    Steve Bannon explains.
    42 POST For more than 80 years, the US government has hidden the existence of UFOs.
    The question is why. The answer is ominous.

    Tucker Carlson announces new show on Twitter
    https://rumble.com/v2mxcoe-tucker-ca...nipulated.html


    (bold emphasis added)
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Tucker is getting ready to launch a Fox News competitor and is "preparing for war"
    https://notthebee.com/article/report...ews-competitor
    Daniel Plainview (07 May 2023)

    Since Tucker Carlson's abrupt and stunning departure from Fox News, it seems that he has been busy laying the groundwork to launch a rival media outfit of his own.

    The scoop comes from Axios and their headline is "Tucker Carlson ready to torch Fox News." Axios cites "sources close to" Tucker to report that he is mobilizing an effort to get himself released from his contract with Fox News so he can launch his own competitor — "a media empire of his own."

    Apparently, Tucker's contract with Fox News goes through 2025 — after the presidential election — and he can't work for anyone else before then. So Fox is basically paying him $20M per year to not work.

    Rumble and Newsmax have reportedly offered Tucker contracts more lucrative than his Fox gig, and he apparently also met with Elon about a venture. Axios' sources claims Tucker is also "contemplating building a direct-to-consumer media outlet where his millions of fans could pay to watch him."

    Tucker "knows where a lot of bodies are buried, and is ready to start drawing a map," one of the sources said.

    Another source Axios calls "a close Carlson friend" said:

    "Now, we're going from peacetime to DEFCON 1. His team is preparing for war. He wants his freedom."

    Stay tuned...
    Carlson's lawyers are asserting that the non-compete clause of his contract with Fox News is no longer valid:
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Carlson was told by a member of the Fox board that he was taken off the air as part of the Dominion settlement, per Tucker's legal team
    The revelation comes as Tucker Carlson has launched a new exclusive show on Twitter.
    https://thepostmillennial.com/breaki...ers-legal-team
    Hannah Nightingale (09 May 2023)

    On Tuesday, it was revealed that Fox News’ settlement with Dominion Voting Systems over claims made in 2020 about the company’s voting machines’ role in the presidential election was the reason why former Fox News host Tucker Carlson was taken off the air.

    Two people briefed on the conversation told Axios that Carlson had been told by a Fox board member that he was taken off the air abruptly last month as part of the settlement with Dominion Voting Systems.

    The $787 million settlement reached by the two parties came less than a week after it was revealed that Carlson was off the air, with his final show being the Friday after the settlement was announced.

    In a letter from Carlson’s lawyers to Fox News, they argue that Carlson’s noncompete clause in his contract, which runs through 2025, is no longer valid, alleging Fox employees, including "Rupert Murdoch himself," broke promises to Carlson "intentionally and with reckless disregard for the truth."

    The lawyers accuse Fox executives, which two sources told Axios are Viet Dinh and Murdoch, of making “material representations,” or promises, to Carlson that was intentionally broken, constituting fraud.

    "These actions not only breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing in the Agreement, but give rise to claims for breach of contract, and intentional and negligent misrepresentation," the letter says.

    The revelation comes as Tucker Carlson has launched a new exclusive show on Twitter.
    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 11-29-2023 at 06:26 PM.
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    I am looking forward to this...
    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

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    timcast is gonna have sum comp!
    FLIP THOSE FLAGS, THE NATION IS IN DISTRESS!


    why I should worship the state (who apparently is the only party that can possess guns without question).
    The state's only purpose is to kill and control. Why do you worship it? - Sola_Fide

    Baptiste said.
    At which point will Americans realize that creating an unaccountable institution that is able to pass its liability on to tax-payers is immoral and attracts sociopaths?

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    Good for Tucker.

    It is not going to deter him, but homie don't pay for content.

    Even if it is Tucker speaking truth.

    I guess I will read all about it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparebulb View Post
    Good for Tucker.

    It is not going to deter him, but homie don't pay for content.

    Even if it is Tucker speaking truth.

    I guess I will read all about it here.
    I'm sure there will be exclusive subscription-based content.

    (Because he's not stupid.)

    But I expect he'll put out plenty of freely-available content, too.

    (Because he's not stupid.)

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    Wish him the best of luck with his new show. Fox will rue the day they decided to get rid of him.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge



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    CNN is hitting the copium pretty hard.



    Tucker Carlson announces plans to relaunch his show on Twitter
    https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/09/media...ter/index.html
    Oliver Darcy (09 May 2023)

    [bold emphasis added - OB]

    New York CNN — Right-wing extremist Tucker Carlson announced Tuesday that he will relaunch his program on Twitter, which he praised as the only remaining large free-speech platform in the world after Fox News fired him late last month.

    Carlson made the announcement in a video posted to the social media website, which Elon Musk acquired last year. Twitter has devolved in recent months into a chaotic platform where the traditional press has come under assault from the billionaire.

    “Speech is the fundamental pre-requisite for democracy. That’s why it was enshrined in the first of our Constitutional amendments,” Carlson said. “Amazingly, as of tonight, there are not that many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining … is Twitter, where we are now.”

    Carlson demonized the news media in his announcement video, accusing journalists of often excluding facts that detract from their narratives. He did not mention Musk has censored speech on Twitter, including banning several prominent reporters from the website just last year.

    Although Carlson did not directly address his abrupt firing from Fox News in the video, he strongly alluded to it.

    “The best you can hope for in the news business at this point is the freedom to tell the fullest truth that you can. But there are always limits,” Carlson said. “And you know that if you bump up against those limits often enough, you will be fired for it. That’s not a guess, that’s guaranteed.”

    The Wall Street Journal, which is controlled by Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch, reported last month that Carlson’s contract with Fox News was worth about $20 million a year. The newspaper reported that Carlson was expected to be paid out in full.

    His move to launch a show on Twitter could jeopardize whether he ultimately receives that money. A spokesperson for Fox Corporation could not be immediately reached for comment on the matter.

    But Carlson’s decision to relaunch his show on Twitter signals his strong desire to remain present in both the media and politics, where he played an outsized role while occupying the 8 p.m. ET slot on Fox News.

    Aside from former President Donald Trump, Carlson was arguably the most powerful voice inside the Republican Party, with lawmakers fearing his wrath and appearing on his program in a symbolic bow to his feet.

    Carlson was able to achieve that influence by posting high ratings. But his monster viewership numbers were earned through the trafficking of anti-immigrant rhetoric, false conspiracy theories, and the promotion of white nationalist talking points.

    Fox News has struggled, however, to fill the gap Carlson left. The network’s ratings have not only fallen significantly in the all-important 8 p.m. time slot in wake of his departure, but they have weakened throughout prime time. The right-wing channel in recent weeks has posted some of its lowest ratings since the era before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    For Twitter, the addition of Carlson’s show is unsurprising.

    Musk has helped to elevate the visibility of far-right figures on the platform both by engaging with their tweets from his personal account and by allowing them to pay for Twitter Blue accounts, which provides them “verified” blue checks and comes with greater prominence in search. Musk has urged his millions of followers to vote Republican and also appeared on Carlson’s show on Fox shortly before he was let go.

    Musk has restored the accounts of many users who had previously been banned for violating the platform’s rules, including right-wing figures like Trump and a number of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

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    MSNBC melts down over free speech ‘free for all’ on Twitter
    Free speech is officially a right-wing value. Just ask former CNN pundit Brian Stelter and Barack Obama.
    https://www.based-politics.com/2023/...ll-on-twitter/
    Jack Hunter (10 May 2023)

    [all emphasis in the original - OB]

    On Tuesday night, it took exactly 30 seconds for two establishment news personalities to demonstrate how free speech is now increasingly perceived as “right-wing.” They did so in reaction to Tucker Carlson announcing that he was bringing his popular television program to Twitter.

    Watch it. It’s amazing. It’s quick:
    [additional matter hidden to save space]
     
    Sitting in on MSNBC’s ‘Hallie Jackson Now ‘, guest host Tom Costello said, “Twitter was already under fire for misinformation, disinformation, all-out lies, anti-semitism, racism before Elon Musk took over and now it’s gotten kind of crazy, right? Seemingly unmoored, if you will.”

    Let’s say for argument’s sake that how Costello portrays the current state of speech on Twitter is true. (In fact, it’s highly debatable.) Even if it features the craziest “lies” and the worst kinds of racism—all of this is protected under the First Amendment and a broader societal value of free speech. The ACLU once defended Nazis’ First Amendment rights back when free speech was still a Left value, for heaven’s sake.

    Costello then said to his guest, former CNN personality Brian Stelter, “Will anybody be able to police what Carlson says?”

    Hey guy—is someone SUPPOSED to “police” what Carlson or anyone else in America says?!? Isn’t the point of free speech in America is that you can say whatever you want (with extremely narrow exceptions) and your right to do so is protected by law?

    Costello followed up, apparently dismayed that no one would be able to “police” Carlson’s speech on Twitter, “Or is this the point? It’s just a free-for-all?”

    (YES. THAT’S EXACTLY THE POINT.)

    Stelter immediately reinforced Costello’s glaring illiberalism.

    “This move by Tucker may cement the idea of Twitter as a right-wing website,” Stelter proclaimed.

    Translation: If Twitter owner Elon Musk is promising a free speech environment on his platform—in the way that most Americans for most of our history have understood that principle since the Constitution was ratified—allowing unfettered speech is right-wing.

    You read that right. That’s where we are now.

    One year ago this month, I published a piece at BASEDPolitics titled ‘Free speech as a right-wing value’ in reaction to the Biden administration announcing a new ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ that coincided with the news that Musk was buying Twitter.

    I wrote, “Seemingly overnight, the old consensus about free speech as an American ideal was now being painted as a partisan cause that Musk and others were somehow misguidedly obsessed with.”

    I even cited the old free speech consensus that was once a bedrock value for American liberals as expressed by then Democratic President Barack Obama in 2015.

    Eight years ago the Charlie Hebdo attack happened in Paris, France, where two Muslim extremists shot up the office of a satirical newspaper that had published a cartoon that was offensive to some in the Muslim community.

    In light of that tragedy, some wondered if we should begin to limit certain speech in the West. Yet Obama boldly defended free speech.

    “Free expression and a free press are core values, they are universal values, principles that can be attacked but never eradicated,” Obama said then.

    He continued, “We’ve spoken repeatedly about the importance of upholding the freedom of expression that is enshrined in our Constitution.”

    “If somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing when they see a documentary that they don’t like, or news reports that they don’t like,” Obama warned.

    Take that Tom Costello and Brian Stelter! You don’t have to like what Tucker Carlson or anyone else says to recognize their right to say it!

    Obama had a killer next line.

    “Or even worse, imagine if producers and distributors and others start engaging in self-censorship because they don’t want to offend the sensibilities of somebody whose sensibilities probably need to be offended.”

    “That’s not who we are,” Obama insisted. “That’s not what America is about.”

    Unfortunately, by 2022, seven years after the political rise of Donald Trump and post the COVID-19 pandemic, Obama had joined the same anti-First Amendment Democratic mindhive Costello and Stelter expressed in their half minute clip.

    Defending Biden’s proposed Disinformation Governance Board, the former free speech advocate told an audience at Stanford University that when it comes to social media companies and “disinformation,” “regulation has to be part of the answer.” Obama would go on to say that current “content moderation” by the companies themselves “doesn’t go far enough” in tamping down on “clearly dangerous content.”

    This was before the Twitter Files revealed that the federal government was working in tandem with social media to censor speech, but obviously in defending a state-run “board” to stamp out “disinformation” was an admission that Obama believed the government must intervene.

    In other words, speech must be regulated. Tucker Carlson must be “policed.”

    The exact opposite of what Obama promoted in 2015. The exact opposite of the spirit of the First Amendment. An accurate reflection of how Costello and Stelter now view the parameters of allowable speech in America.
    Obviously, not all right-wingers are consistent supporters of free speech and you can find examples of Republicans actively working against this all-American value. Too many examples for my taste.

    But while not all rightwingers support free speech, merely upholding free speech is now considered right-wing. There is no longer a pro-free speech consensus on the Left like there used to be. The new Left consensus is that speech should be regulated, censored and “policed” according to central authorities’ definitions of what’s true and not.

    For today’s Left, the First Amendment is now outdated and the principle of freedom of expression is dangerous.

    You don’t have to take it from me. MSNBC straight up admitted it. Without even trying.

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    Elon Musk Extends Offer For Don Lemon To Host Show On Twitter
    'Audience Is Much Bigger'
    https://timcast.com/news/elon-musk-e...ow-on-twitter/

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    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/st...03439146172419


    Tucker Carlson drops first episode of ‘Tucker on Twitter’—questions media narrative on Kakhovka Dam
    Carlson explained that such a catastrophic potential consequence indicates that if done purposefully, such an act was one of "terrorism" rather than a "military tactic."
    https://thepostmillennial.com/breaki...campaign=64483
    Darian Douraghy (06 June 2023)

    Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson dropped the first-ever episode of his new show, "Tucker on Twitter," on Tuesday, following his ousting from Fox News in April [see this thread - OB].

    Carlson jumped right into recent news, reporting that there has been an explosion at the Kakhovka Dam in southern Ukraine. He noted that this attack "puts the largest nuclear reactor in Europe in danger of melting down," and explained that such a catastrophic potential consequence indicates that if done purposefully, such an act was one of "terrorism" rather than a "military tactic."

    He then took some time to attack war hawks in the Washington establishment such as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former Republican Governor Nikki Haley for their support of continued American involvement in Ukraine.
    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 06-06-2023 at 05:56 PM.

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    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/st...03439146172419

    "An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government" - Ron Paul.

    "To learn who rules over you simply find out who you arent allowed to criticize."

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    Billionaires and script readers....some things never change eh? It worked in 2016 so why not in 2024?
    "Let it not be said that we did nothing."-Ron Paul

    "We have set them on the hobby-horse of an idea about the absorption of individuality by the symbolic unit of COLLECTIVISM. They have never yet and they never will have the sense to reflect that this hobby-horse is a manifest violation of the most important law of nature, which has established from the very creation of the world one unit unlike another and precisely for the purpose of instituting individuality."- A Quote From Some Old Book

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    Quote Originally Posted by devil21 View Post
    Billionaires and script readers....some things never change eh? It worked in 2016 so why not in 2024?
    I feel you but people arent blindly following these guys.

    Well, some are, but many will challenge the guy if he starts spouting BS.
    "An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government" - Ron Paul.

    "To learn who rules over you simply find out who you arent allowed to criticize."

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    Tucker's notoriety came from the fact that he was the "lone voice" in all of network and cable news telling anything close to the truth about things.

    Joe Six Pack and Grandma could get their daily dose of Howard Beale with one smash of the remote button.

    But they are part of a rapidly diminishing group of folks that still watch "teevee".

    Carlson is diving into the sea of the internet with, what amounts to, a high production value podcast.

    Trouble is, there are already ten million people doing political podcasts.

    Some are much better than he is.

    I hope he finds success.
    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984



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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Tucker's notoriety came from the fact that he was the "lone voice" in all of network and cable news telling anything close to the truth about things.

    Joe Six Pack and Grandma could get their daily dose of Howard Beale with one smash of the remote button.

    But they are part of a rapidly diminishing group of folks that still watch "teevee".

    Carlson is diving into the sea of the internet with, what amounts to, a high production value podcast.

    Trouble is, there are already ten million people doing political podcasts.

    Some are much better than he is.

    I hope he finds success.
    84 million views and counting. [1]

    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/st...03439146172419


    If just a fraction of those actually watched the video, it would still beat anything on "prime time" cable news. [2]

    Part of it may be due to the "novelty" factor, and the number will probably drop off as time goes by - but even allowing for that, I suspect he'll still get numbers that at least 99% of podcasters (and 100% of cable news talking heads) will wish they could get.

    I guess we'll have to wait and see.



    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 06-07-2023 at 02:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    I guess we'll have to wait and see.
    In the meantime, enjoy some cope-and-seethe from the self-appointed gatekeepers of legacy media:



    Tucker Carlson launches first episode of low-budget Twitter show after Fox News firing
    https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/06/media...ces/index.html
    Oliver Darcy (06 June 2023)

    (CNN) Tucker Carlson is back — sort of.

    Nearly a month after vowing a return to right-wing commentary through a show on Elon Musk’s Twitter, the fired Fox News host made good on his promise Tuesday evening and posted a 10-minute monologue to the social media platform.

    The commentary, which appeared next to a “Tucker on Twitter” logo at the corner of the screen, was in the same style as viewers have come to expect from Carlson, a conspiracy-peddling talk-show host who gave voice to some of the most extreme ideas in right-wing politics.

    The NYT’s Katie Robertson and Jeremy Peters summarized the first episode like this: “He expressed sympathy for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and mocked President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. He accused the mainstream media of lying. He wrapped up by declaring that U.F.O.s and extraterrestrial life are ‘actually real.’”

    “As of today, we’ve come to Twitter,” Carlson said in the video. “We’re told there are no gatekeepers here. If that turns out to be false, we’ll leave.”

    The move by Carlson could inflame the behind-the-scenes negotiations with Fox News, given that Carlson remains under contract with the channel. Carlson has hired the powerhouse attorney Bryan Freedman to help him in such efforts, according to multiple reports.

    Regardless, whether the Twitter show has the same influence and reach as Carlson’s one-time Fox News time slot is far from certain. The prime time perch at Rupert Murdoch’s right-wing network is uniquely powerful and unrivaled in the conservative media ecosystem. Carlson faces an uphill climb if he hopes to reclaim the power he once enjoyed through Twitter videos.

    The first episode of “Tucker on Twitter” didn’t help. The debut video looked like a meager shell of Carlson’s former show. The production quality was bare bones, with the audio gently echoing in the background as Carlson used his spare hand to scroll through the teleprompter himself.

    Supporters of Carlson, in addition to those who would like to believe Musk can use Twitter to destroy the mainstream press, asserted that Carlson’s debut was a success, with more than 20 million views at the time of this publication. But what counts as a video view on Twitter is unclear. Musk himself said that “it simply counts if you saw the post on the X/Twitter app or via web browser, not how long you watched” [see footnote [1] in the previous post for the context of Musk's remark - OB]. In contrast, Nielsen, the gold standard of television ratings, provides data on the average number of concurrent viewers, not the cumulative number of views. The two sets of data are apples and oranges.

    Nevertheless, Musk celebrated Carlson’s embrace of his platform on Tuesday, retweeting the video to his 140 million followers: “Would be great to have shows from all parts of the political spectrum on this platform!”



    Tucker Carlson Posts First Installment of New Show on Twitter
    The 10-minute video was similar to a stripped-down version of his former Fox program.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/06/b...tter-show.html
    [archive link: https://archive.is/HrKp6]
    Katie Robertson & Jeremy W. Peters (06 June 2023)

    (New York Times) Tucker Carlson, the sidelined prime-time Fox News host, on Tuesday released the first installment of what he said would be his new show on Twitter, potentially setting up a confrontation with the cable network, where he remains under contract until early 2025.

    The 10-minute video, Mr. Carlson’s first extended commentary since Fox took him off the air in April [see this thread - OB], was similar to a stripped-down version of what his roughly three million Fox viewers would have seen on his nightly program.

    There were no guests or produced segments — only a monologue from Mr. Carlson, in which he hit some familiar themes. He expressed sympathy for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and mocked President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. He accused the mainstream media of lying. He wrapped up by declaring that U.F.O.s and extraterrestrial life are “actually real.”

    “As of today, we’ve come to Twitter,” Mr. Carlson said in the video. “We’re told there are no gatekeepers here. If that turns out to be false, we’ll leave.”

    He signed off the show, called “Tucker on Twitter,” by promising to be back with “much more, very soon.”

    Fox management took Mr. Carlson off the air after concluding that he was too much of a liability. The two sides have not reached an agreement about the terms of a departure, including what kind of programming he could continue to make. Anchors like Mr. Carlson usually also have terms in their contracts that prevent them from making unsanctioned media appearances.

    Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Mr. Carlson announced last month that he would take a version of his Fox show to Twitter.

    He was ousted after the Fox board discovered a racist text message that he had sent to one of his producers [see this post - OB] and that was among the evidence amassed by Dominion Voting Systems as part of its defamation lawsuit over false claims of election fraud that the network aired.

    Fox settled with Dominion for $787.5 million on the day the trial was set to begin in April [see this thread - OB].
    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 06-07-2023 at 02:10 PM.

  22. #19
    "... a fish out of water ..."


    Note that Taylor Lorenz fancies herself to be something of an expert on such matters.

    It's just not clear that anyone else does:

    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 06-07-2023 at 01:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    CNN is hitting the copium pretty hard.



    Tucker Carlson announces plans to relaunch his show on Twitter
    https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/09/media...ter/index.html
    Oliver Darcy (09 May 2023)

    [bold emphasis added - OB]

    New York CNN — Right-wing extremist Tucker Carlson announced Tuesday that he will relaunch his program on Twitter, which he praised as the only remaining large free-speech platform in the world after Fox News fired him late last month.

    Carlson made the announcement in a video posted to the social media website, which Elon Musk acquired last year. Twitter has devolved in recent months into a chaotic platform where the traditional press has come under assault from the billionaire.

    “Speech is the fundamental pre-requisite for democracy. That’s why it was enshrined in the first of our Constitutional amendments,” Carlson said. “Amazingly, as of tonight, there are not that many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining … is Twitter, where we are now.”

    Carlson demonized the news media in his announcement video, accusing journalists of often excluding facts that detract from their narratives. He did not mention Musk has censored speech on Twitter, including banning several prominent reporters from the website just last year.

    Although Carlson did not directly address his abrupt firing from Fox News in the video, he strongly alluded to it.

    “The best you can hope for in the news business at this point is the freedom to tell the fullest truth that you can. But there are always limits,” Carlson said. “And you know that if you bump up against those limits often enough, you will be fired for it. That’s not a guess, that’s guaranteed.”

    The Wall Street Journal, which is controlled by Fox Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch, reported last month that Carlson’s contract with Fox News was worth about $20 million a year. The newspaper reported that Carlson was expected to be paid out in full.

    His move to launch a show on Twitter could jeopardize whether he ultimately receives that money. A spokesperson for Fox Corporation could not be immediately reached for comment on the matter.

    But Carlson’s decision to relaunch his show on Twitter signals his strong desire to remain present in both the media and politics, where he played an outsized role while occupying the 8 p.m. ET slot on Fox News.

    Aside from former President Donald Trump, Carlson was arguably the most powerful voice inside the Republican Party, with lawmakers fearing his wrath and appearing on his program in a symbolic bow to his feet.

    Carlson was able to achieve that influence by posting high ratings. But his monster viewership numbers were earned through the trafficking of anti-immigrant rhetoric, false conspiracy theories, and the promotion of white nationalist talking points.

    Fox News has struggled, however, to fill the gap Carlson left. The network’s ratings have not only fallen significantly in the all-important 8 p.m. time slot in wake of his departure, but they have weakened throughout prime time. The right-wing channel in recent weeks has posted some of its lowest ratings since the era before the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

    For Twitter, the addition of Carlson’s show is unsurprising.

    Musk has helped to elevate the visibility of far-right figures on the platform both by engaging with their tweets from his personal account and by allowing them to pay for Twitter Blue accounts, which provides them “verified” blue checks and comes with greater prominence in search. Musk has urged his millions of followers to vote Republican and also appeared on Carlson’s show on Fox shortly before he was let go.

    Musk has restored the accounts of many users who had previously been banned for violating the platform’s rules, including right-wing figures like Trump and a number of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

  24. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    84 million views and counting [1].

    https://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/st...03439146172419


    If just a fraction of those actually watched the video, it would still beat anything on "prime time" cable news.

    Part of it may be due to the "novelty" factor, and the number will probably drop off as time goes by - but even allowing for that, I suspect he'll still get numbers that at least 99% of podcasters (and 100% of cable news talking heads) will wish they could get.

    I guess we'll have to wait and see.



    That's Mrs. AF's position as well.

    So far, it looks like you are both right.

    Which is great news of course.
    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

  25. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    In the meantime, enjoy some cope-and-seethe from the gatekeepers of the legacy media
    Licht has been fired as Communist News Network's CEO

    Chris Licht’s Firing Is Only a Symptom of CNN’s Incurable Cancer

    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/...urable-cancer/

    JOHN NOLTE 7 Jun 2023

    My favorite part of the whole Chris Licht Fired story is everyone pretending former CEO Chris Licht was the problem.

    Licht was obviously a hapless narcissist dumb enough to allow a fake “journalist” from the far-left Atlantic to follow him around for a year. He got what he deserved. But firing Chris Licht is like firing the cabin boy for the sinking of the Titanic.

    Licht wasn’t the problem.

    CNN is the problem.

    If you need proof of this, let’s look at why Licht was fired… We all know why. He was fired over former President Trump dominating a CNN town hall. That’s all. That’s it. All that happened on that fateful night was that Trump managed to do three things: 1) express his beliefs, 2) look like a man in command of the day’s issues, and 3) overcome the not-very-bright moderator brought in to trip him up.

    Think about that…

    The leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, the man currently ahead of His Fraudulency Joe Biden in the polls, looked good while informing the country of his vision for the future, so the CEO had to go.

    A cancer-free institution would not have fired anyone over such a thing.

    And it wasn’t as if CNN’s dim-witted town hall moderator failed to challenge Trump. She did. She tried. It was just that Trump was too prepared and too clever for her. She badgered, she nagged, she lied… He ducked her weak jabs and won by a landslide. That’s all that happened that night: a Republican helped his electoral prospects.

    But.

    CNN is an institution staffed and run by far-left propagandists who will not tolerate a Donald Trump looking good. These wretched people — the Anderson Coopers, John Kings, Dana Bashes, Jake Tappers, Erin Burnetts, Christiane Amanpours — are so corrupt, entitled, and intolerant that Trump looking good is a hanging offense.

    The Woke Gestapo at CNN, specifically Burnett, Tapper, and Cooper — who we now know actively lobbied to fire Licht — are CNN. They are that failed institution and an institution that corrupt, entitled, and intolerant is too broken to be salvageable.

    The fact that someone — the CEO, no less — tried to destroy Trump, faced an internal revolt, and was then fired for failing to destroy Trump is a symptom of what’s really wrong with CNN.

    Let’s back up a bit…

    Within the parameters of classic journalism, of what journalism once was and should be again, nothing that was anything but positive happened during that town hall. The leading presidential candidate was questioned and challenged. He also managed to articulately express and defend his ideas. That’s how journalism is supposed to work.

    But what journalism has become, especially at CNN, is a bigoted hate outlet determined to subjugate half the country.

    What CNN’s Brownshirts demanded from that town hall was not news, was not voters having the opportunity to hear out the next potential president. Instead, the Brownshirts demanded headlines about how Trump was DESTROYED, ANNIHILATED, DISGRACED, and OWNED. And when they failed to get those headlines, when actual journalism accidentally occurred (thanks only to Trump’s smarts and preparedness), the frothing-at-the-mouth Brownshirts demanded a scalp.

    You see, partisans such as Burnett, Cooper, and Tapper don’t care about journalism or allowing the leading presidential contender to express his views to We the People. All these bigots care about is furthering the fascist cause of the federal government and their own personal status within the overall corporate media.

    That’s another thing… Trump’s town hall triumph cost CNN’s staffers their “status” in the Woke Reich. To reclaim that status, they had to make a big, public stink demanding Licht’s scalp. Do you think this leaked by accident? No. That Wall Street Journal story is only about one thing: crybabies and liars looking to reclaim their status.

    So.

    Throughout all this silly, pointless corporate drama, remember why Licht was fired…. Because after Donald Trump was questioned, challenged, and “fact” checked, he still managed to look good.

    And that truth tells us CNN is staffed with a malignant cancer no one has the moral courage to remove.
    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

  26. #23
    I personally think he should have stayed on television, if possible, but I'm one of those oldies that likes to sit and watch tv at night.

  27. #24
    He was ousted after the Fox board discovered a racist text message that he had sent to one of his producers and that was among the evidence amassed by Dominion Voting Systems as part of its defamation lawsuit over false claims of election fraud that the network aired.
    A "racist" text message eh?

    Boy I'd love to see that.
    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984



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    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statu...57568011890688
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  30. #26
    Fox News Wednesday notified Tucker Carlson's lawyers that the former prime-time anchor violated his contract with the network when he launched his own Twitter show on Tuesday, according to a copy of a letter obtained by Axios.

    Why it matters: A breach of contract claim sets Fox News up to explore potential legal action against Carlson, a move that would intensify the already thorny public battle between the two parties.
    https://www.axios.com/2023/06/07/fox...ontract-breach
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Pharma-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul

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    The views and opinions expressed here are solely my own, and do not represent this forum or any other entities or persons.

  31. #27
    https://twitter.com/DC_Draino/status...69716335366144

    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984

  32. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Licht has been fired as Communist News Network's CEO

    Chris Licht’s Firing Is Only a Symptom of CNN’s Incurable Cancer
    https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/...urable-cancer/
    JOHN NOLTE 7 Jun 2023

    [...]
    Chris Licht Out at CNN—The Latest Casualty of a Dying Medium, Tucker’s Explosive Return on Twitter, Ukraine’s Terrorist Attack on Russian Dam | SYSTEM UPDATE #94
    "CNN's collapse continues. Tucker returns with a Twitter show watched by millions. US and EU elites blame Russia for blowing up a damn despite having zero evidence for their claim. With: @mtracey" -- Glenn Greenwald
    https://rumble.com/v2sq9tk-system-update-show-94.html


    CLIPS:

    Dying Media Aghast at Tucker's Successful Launch | SYSTEM UPDATE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6StSef21wxE


    Chris Licht Fired From CNN—The Latest Casualty of a Dying Medium | SYSTEM UPDATE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWgezDBq4Ls
    Last edited by Occam's Banana; 06-09-2023 at 12:11 AM.

  33. #29

    Fox News considers legal action against Tucker.

    Scoop: Fox News says Tucker Carlson breached his contract.

    Fox News Wednesday notified Tucker Carlson's lawyers that the former prime-time anchor violated his contract with the network when he launched his own Twitter show on Tuesday, according to a copy of a letter obtained by Axios.

    Why it matters: A breach of contract claim sets Fox News up to explore potential legal action against Carlson, a move that would intensify the already thorny public battle between the two parties.

    Carlson’s lawyers told Axios that any legal action by Fox would violate his First Amendment rights.

    Carlson's legal team, according to a source familiar with its thinking, objects to the network's effort to block Carlson's Twitter appearances because, they believe, Twitter is not directly competitive with Fox News.
    "An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any army or any government" - Ron Paul.

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  34. #30
    They're upset that Tucker has more views then them. Tough. Fox should have not caved on their contract with Tucker.
    “The spirits of darkness are now among us. We have to be on guard so that we may realize what is happening when we encounter them and gain a real idea of where they are to be found. The most dangerous thing you can do in the immediate future will be to give yourself up unconsciously to the influences which are definitely present.” ~ Rudolf Steiner

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