Tucker Carlson is back with his show on Twitter, which he recently released and used to tear into the Uniparty warmongers. Not only was it exciting in that it marked his return to show business and and resurrected on of the populist right’s most powerful voices, but it also raked in over 100 million views, utterly thrashing Fox News Channel’s ratings.
Released at 6 pm on Tuesday, the video brought in nine million views in the first two hours and 13 million in just three hours. At that rate, it beat his former employer’s ratings by a huge number. In fact, in the same time slots in which Tucker brought in 9 million views, Fox News brought in just 1.67 million viewers on Bret Baier’s 6-7pm show and 1.872 million viewers on Jesse Watters’ 7-8pm show, as Mediaite reported.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 6, 2023
Tucker’s performance in the time after the first few hours of the show’s release has been exceptionally strong as well. In fact, the video has brought in 105.6 million views as of the time this article was written on Thursday, June 8th. So, in less than two days, Tucker got over 100 million views, far outpacing Fox News Channel.
Listening to episode 1 of “Tucker on Twitter,” it’s obvious why Tucker’s monologue was so popular. Unlike the lies and pro-government propaganda spread on cable channels, Tucker cut straight to the root of the issues discussed.
For example, he ridiculed the way the government has been handling the war in Ukraine and how censorship is used to keep people quiet about important issues while forcing them to endlessly discuss things far less important, saying, “Nobody knows what’s happening. A small group of people control accesses to all relevant information. And the rest of us don’t know. We’re allowed to yap all we want about racism, but go ahead and talk about something that really matters and see what happens. If you keep it up, they’ll make you be quiet. Trust us. That’s how they maintain control.”
And, concluding his powerful video, Tucker described Americans as being “manipulated by lies, silenced by taboos,” saying that the American people of tired of such a state of things and will soon start to wake up and start pushing back against how they are being treated by their government, particularly as it comes to censorship and silencing, saying, “That’s how most of us now live here in the United States — manipulated by lies, silenced by taboos. It is unhealthy and dehumanizing, and we’re tired of it. As of today, we’ve come to Twitter, which we hope will be the shortwave radio under the blankets. We’re told there are no gatekeepers here. If that turns out to be false, we’ll leave. But in the meantime, we are grateful to be here. We’ll be back with much more very soon.”
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
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