Former Fox News star Tucker Carlson pledged last month in a short video posted to Twitter that he would be ‘back soon,’ and he’s made good on that promise.
Carlson posted his first episode to the platform Tuesday evening, and it instantly went viral.
The former Fox host openly discussed the events surrounding the recent destruction of the Kikovka Dam in Ukraine, which caused a severe overflow of water leading to widespread devastation in numerous villages and posing a threat to Europe’s largest nuclear reactor.
“Any fair person would conclude that the Ukrainians probably blew it up just as you would assume they blew up Nord Stream, the Russian natural gas pipeline, last fall. And in fact, the Ukrainians did do that as we now know. It’s not like Vladimir Putin is anxious to wage war on himself,” Carlson argued.
Drawing upon his expertise in political commentary, Carlson strongly challenged the mainstream media narratives by arguing against the likelihood of Russia sabotaging its own infrastructure.
According to him, prominent American media outlets and commentators have been too quick to make such claims without sufficient evidence or consideration of alternative perspectives.
Shifting gears to U.S. politics, Carlson challenged statements from Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate, saying, “It is vitally important for you to support Ukraine because it’s necessary for Ukraine to be supported by you.”
Carlson further expressed his disappointment with what he sees as a dearth of critical thinking within the media. He also voiced frustration over what he believes is the American public’s lack of awareness and understanding of various historical and contemporary issues, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, the events surrounding 9/11, and even the origins and circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
Concluding his debut Twitter show on a thought-provoking note, Carlson drew a comparison between what he views as the current ignorance among Americans and the past ignorance of Russian citizens during the Soviet era.
He said, “That’s how they retain control,” suggesting that keeping the public uninformed plays a role in governmental control.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 6, 2023