CNN, the sinking liberal network, just can’t help but play right into Tucker Carlson’s hands. With turmoil brewing internally and ratings in the tank, CNN decided to attack the conservative news host’s new Twitter show, labeling it “low-budget” and full of extreme right-wing ideas. But despite Carlson giving them a warning, CNN still managed to perfectly illustrate his point about the press acting as gatekeepers of information.
CNN Manages to Play Right Into Tucker Carlson's Hands With Overwrought Critique of His New Show https://t.co/gczbBdnWY1
— RedState (@RedState) June 7, 2023
Carlson’s critique of the media’s gatekeeping was spot on – a small group of people control access to all relevant information, and the rest of us don’t know. The liberal media tries to decide what information is legitimate or not, and anyone who dares to step out of line will be destroyed. CNN exemplifies this by labeling Carlson’s Twitter show as low-budget and amateurish, completely missing the point that total views are what matter in today’s media landscape, regardless of production quality.
It’s clear that CNN despises the fact that they no longer control the flow of information, and their primary goal is to regain that power. But their attempts to demean Carlson and his new show come across as nothing more than jealousy. Carlson has far more reach and influence than any legacy media network, and CNN and their ilk can’t stand it.
The irony of it all is that 50 years ago, Russians lived in ignorance because they were fed propaganda by their government. Now, it’s the American people who live in ignorance because of the media’s self-appointed role as gatekeepers of information. Carlson’s new show is just one example of how the legacy media is being replaced by a more democratized system, much to their chagrin.
In the end, CNN’s critique of Carlson’s new show only serves to prove his point about the media’s gatekeeping and elitism. The liberal network may no longer be the big kid on the block, but they’re still trying to flex their muscles – unfortunately for them, their punches are landing on thin air.
Source: Red State