Fox News’ Tucker Carlson argued Thursday night that Democrats and their allies in Big Tech and Big Media are bent on crushing those who dissent from their orthodoxy. And the last significant bulwark to be breached is his network, which must be toppled for its willingness to question the liberal mantras.
Thus, he maintained that the left is now waging an open campaign to destroy Fox News, but is using the subtle guise of “harm reduction” rather than simply calling it naked censorship.
His opening monologue featured a question: “Why are the Democrats so angry?”
It made sense that they would seethe over all things Trump and Trump-adjacent when out of power, he said. But after winning the Senate elections in Georgia, and Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Democrats control the levers of power.
(Source: Fox News)
“But winning,” Carlson observed, “seemed to enrage them even more.” Noting some of the arguments at the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Thursday, Carlson said, “They are crazy-person mad.”
The reason, he added, is simple: Dissent from the right.
“Your right to say and think what you want, to read and watch what you want, threatens them above all,” because “if you have access to information, you can form your own judgment,” Carlson argued.
Thus, we see the “sweeping mass censorship” effort now unfolding, Carlson said.
The latest victims were LifeSite News, a pro-life website, and Project Veritas, the investigative journalism outfit founded by James O’Keefe.
In recent days, YouTube has pulled videos posted by LifeSite News, while Twitter has suspended Project Veritas.
“They will not rest until there is not a single human being remaining in all American media who questions any of the platitudes” spouted by leaders on the left, Carlson said, such as, “Diversity is our strength. Trans rights are human rights. Abortion is health care.”
Anyone who mocks or disagrees with the “slogan of the day,” he added, must be broken. “In the name of diversity, we must have uniformity.”
And Fox News is the “most significant hurdle” preventing that from happening, he added.
Carlson offered examples of The Washington Post, The New York Times and CNN in recent weeks all gunning for Fox News and, more specifically, for him.
And they do so in the “seductively imprecise language of personal therapy,” he said. Such as the Post’s Max Boot demanding “accountability” for Fox News’ broadcasts, or CNN’s Brian Stelter, described by Carlson as a “slope-shouldered tool of the oligarchy,” arguing that censoring Fox is really “harm reduction.”
As Stelter put it in a clip aired by Carlson, “Reducing a liar’s reach is not the same as censoring freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is different than freedom of reach.”
Or as Carlson put it, “It’s not a fascist crackdown on freed speech by ruthless, power-mad billionaires. No, not at all. Like methadone or Nicorette, it’s a way to get better.”
“When they come for you,” he concluded, ‘they’ll talk like social workers.”
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