NBC’s Tom Costello recently spoke about how he is concerned nobody will “police” Tucker Carlson in a segment this week.
Carlson announced this week he would be starting a new show exclusively posted to Twitter after his exit from Fox News. Tucker had been Fox News’ most popular host for years, willing to report on bold topics many mainstream commentators would shy away from. For example, Carlson’s reporting on January 6th after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave him exclusive access to thousands of hours of unseen footage from the event.
Many feel Tucker’s willingness to cover such bold topics could’ve contributed to Fox News’ decision to part ways with him. The left was more than happy to see Carlson lose his platform on television, as his commentary would no longer be broadcasted. However, after Tucker announced his new uncensored Twitter show, the establishment media was frustrated he would soon have a Twitter platform that was out of their control.
ALX tweeted a video of a segment from Hallie Jackson NOW on NBC with the caption, “NBC’s reaction to Tucker Carlson’s Twitter show announcement: ‘Will anybody be able to police what Carlson says or is this the point? It’s just a free for all?’”
NBC’s reaction to Tucker Carlson’s Twitter show announcement: “Will anybody be able to police what Carlson says or is this the point? It’s just a free for all?”
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) May 10, 2023
Costello said, “Okay, well listen Twitter was already under fire from misinformation, disinformation, all out lies, anti-semitism, racism before Elon Musk took over and now it’s gotten kind of crazy right singing on board, if you will. Will anybody be able to police what Carlson says more? Is this the point it’s just a free for all?” Brian Stelter then added, “I think this is the point it is a freefall as well Elon Musk wants to provide this move by Tucker may cement the idea of Twitter as a right wing website.”
Tucker Carlson announced his new show in a Twitter video this week. He slammed the establishment media stating, “At the most basic level, the news you consume is a lie, a lie of the stealthiest and most insidious kind. facts have been withheld on purpose, along with proportion and perspective, you are being manipulated. How does that work? Let’s see, if I tell you that a man has been unjustly arrested for armed robbery that is not strictly speaking a lie. He may have been framed at this point, there’s been no trial, so no one can really say.”
He also praised Twitter as being the last mainstream platform where true freedom of speech is maintained. In other words, where the establishment media can’t “police” what Tucker says. He continued in his monologue,“You can’t have a free society if people aren’t allowed to say what they think is true. Speech is the fundamental prerequisite for democracy. That’s why it’s enshrined in the first of our constitutional amendments. Amazingly, as of tonight, there aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining in the world, the only one is Twitter, where we are now. Twitter has long served as the place where our national conversation incubates and develops. Twitter is not a partisan site, everybody’s allowed here. And we think that’s a good thing.
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