Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson made his first comments on Wednesday evening since parting ways with the giant cable news outlet, accusing the government and elites of “colluding” in support of a “one-party state.” Carlson expressed his opinion in a short viral video, where he voiced his frustration with the lack of meaningful debates occurring in mainstream media. He argued that topics such as war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, and natural resources are not discussed in a legitimate manner. Carlson believes that the two political parties and their donors have reached a consensus on what benefits them and are actively working together to prevent any conversation about it.
Yesterday, Tucker Carlson accused political parties, donors, media and elites of colluding to suppress free thought and speech.
On the same day, Biden colluded with “journalists” by answering pre-prepared questions from a cheat sheet. https://t.co/HxJIGCbyNx
— Jack Hunter (@jackhunter74) April 27, 2023
The same day, President Joe Biden was caught holding a cheat sheet that gave him advance knowledge of a question topic from a reporter. This raised questions about the level of collusion between the White House and the media. Brad Polumbo asked the obvious question: how would Biden know the subject of journalists’ questions in advance?
Good evening pic.twitter.com/SPrsYKWKCE
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 27, 2023
Everyone with half a brain cell realizes these presidential press conferences are 100% fake, but it’s still useful when the participants are caught red-handed pic.twitter.com/QFrSQy2zPH
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) April 26, 2023
Why are the journalists participating in this? Why aren’t they blowing the whistle on it? https://t.co/eimdXX5GMI
— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸⚽️🏳️🌈 (@brad_polumbo) April 27, 2023
Are White House journalists giving @POTUS a heads-up on questions? IF this is true, the real issue to be discussed is why any journalist would ethically agree to this?
Biden cheat sheet shows he had advance knowledge of journalist's question https://t.co/xH8nQnos96 via @nypost
— Ross Coulthart (@rosscoulthart) April 27, 2023
The people who endlessly and shrilly insist they are fighting fascism constantly advocate:
* A union of public power (CIA/FBI/DHS) and corporate power (Big Tech) to censor the internet;
* The president ignore court orders;
* Adversary media be banned.
Very odd anti-fascism. https://t.co/T7nXlyjDVm
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 23, 2023
The issue of government and media collusion was further highlighted when Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said last weekend that “I believe that when it comes to broadcast television, like Fox News, these are subject to federal law, federal regulation in terms of what’s allowed on air and what isn’t.” This comment was in response to the Twitter Files, which revealed that federal agencies worked with Twitter to censor news and opinion.
Tucker Carlson believes that this type of collusion between government and media is not how an actual press is supposed to work. He believes that this type of behavior is a sign of an authoritarian regime, where genuine questions, dissent, and free speech are banned. The controversy surrounding President Biden’s cheat sheet further proves this point. It appears that the press was more concerned with being discovered than the actual breach of journalistic ethics.
The public should be aware of the collusion between government and media. It is important to have meaningful debates about topics such as war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, and natural resources. People should be able to express their opinions without fear of censorship or punishment. It is essential for citizens to have access to accurate information and to be able to make their own decisions based on that information.