Tucker Carlson blasts 'hysterical and aggressive' elites following Fox departure
"This moment is too inherently ridiculous to continue. And so it won't," he said.
Tucker Carlson on Wednesday published a video reflecting on the way the media covers major issues in the wake of his departure from Fox News.
The network announced that Carlson's final episode of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" was last Friday. He had hosted the network's top-rated program and the company suffered a marked decline in both ratings and valuation in the aftermath of the announcement.
In a short video published on Twitter, Carlson sounded an optimistic tone, saying "One of the first things you realize when you step outside the noise for a few days is how many genuinely nice people there are in this country, kind and decent people, who really care about what's true and a bunch of hilarious people also."
"The other thing you notice when you take a little time off is how unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are," he continued. "They're completely irrelevant. They mean nothing. In five years, we won't even remember that we had them."
"At the same time... the undeniably big topics... get virtually no discussion at all," he lamented. "War, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, natural resources, when was the last time you heard a legitimate debate about any of those issues?"
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"Debates like that are not permitted in American media. Both political parties and their donors have reached consensus on what benefits them and they actively collude to shut down any conversation about it," he went on. "Our current orthodoxies won't last. They're braindead. Nobody actually believes them. Hardly anyone's life is improved by them."
"This moment is too inherently ridiculous to continue. And so it won't. The people in charge know this. That's why they're hysterical and aggressive. They're afraid. They've given up persuasion; they're resorting to force," Carlson asserted. "But it won't work. When honest people say what's true, calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful."
"Where can you still find Americans saying true things? There aren't many places left, but there are some and that's enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope," he concluded.
Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.