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Tucker Carlson warned his Fox News audience that the “unprecedented” assault on their civil liberties is here and will have major consequences.
The Fox News host blasted the latest moves by “Silicon Valley oligarchs” to rid social media and online platforms of conservative speech during his monologue on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Friday. His remarks came amid a wave of actions by Big Tech companies to purge platforms of President Donald Trump and his supporters, and even affected the Fox News network.
“We told you Thursday that the crackdown on America’s civil liberties is coming, and it didn’t take long to arrive. It is unprecedented and it will have consequences,” Carlson said Friday.
“Days after Donald Trump called for breaking up the Big Tech monopolies in order to preserve democracy, they have silenced him. Friday evening, Twitter announced that the sitting president had been banned from the platform that is his primary means of public communication,” he added. “Of course, they waited until the Democratic Party took power to shut it down. Silicon Valley oligarchs are more powerful than the president of the United States, and they want you to know it.”
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Later in the show, Carlson cited the latest assault on speech by CNN which has been actively trying to force the Fox News Channel off the air.
Democrats are using the mob riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to justify demands to pull the plug on what CNN’s Brian Stelter called “dishonest companies that profit off of disinformation and conspiracy theories.” As BizPac Review reported, CNN’s chief media correspondent made his argument in his newsletter as did Oliver Darcy and others lacking all self-awareness.
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“A number of prominent Democrats, including officeholders, support that effort,” Carlson said on his show Friday. “CNN staffers have already contacted the six major cable carriers in this country, those are the companies that carry our signal into your home, and pressured them to drop Fox News.”
“Why? On the pretext that this show… and others on the channel, are directly responsible for the violence at the U.S. Capitol this week,” he said.
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“So here you have a news company calling for censorship, you have a TV network demanding that media conglomerates ban its competitors. That’s terrifying. But it’s also, if we’re being completely honest here, kind of amusing,” Carlson continued.
“Because you can just imagine CNN’s blustery little dwarf king, calling into his morning staff call yesterday,” he said, referring to network president Jeff Zucker. “He spent a long night sitting on the tiny throne in his apartment, feet dangling just above the floor, watching Fox News and getting angrier and angrier.”
He went on to call out CNN anchor Brianna Keilar who called out the events at the U.S. Capitol as an “insurrection” and slammed Carlson’s show for refusing to call it out as such.
“This show, she explained, refused to call that obviously highly insurrectionary event an insurrection,” the Fox News host asked.
“Well, if you really want to know, a white person would do that. A privileged white person, someone who — presumably unlike her coworkers at CNN (and, in fact, the dwarf king himself) — is both white and privileged, and therefore afflicted with something called white privilege. So much white privilege, in fact, that it blinded this person,” he continued.
“That’s the thing about white privilege. If you keep doing it, you go blind. That’s what the boss said,” Carlson quipped.
“Tucker Carlson rolls his eyes at the idea of systemic racism, at white privilege, but perhaps he should roll those eyes on over to a mirror,” Keilar said in a clip. “It is entirely fantastical to think that crowds of black or brown Americans would have been treated as the mostly white insurrectionists at the Capitol were on Wednesday.”
“Oh, the moral lecture from the morning zoo lady,” Carlson said.
“It went on like this for an entire segment. You can look it up on the Internet,” he concluded. “And in a way, that’s the good news. With enemies like this, Fox News will be around for a long, long time.”