Tucker Carlson, as soon as the darling of rightwing cable information, is now pivoting to his subsequent act: rightwing social media troll.
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Roughly two weeks in the past, Carlson was out of the blue and unexpectedly shoved off the air at his longtime house community, Fox Information. Regardless of having a number of the highest scores of any cable TV program of the previous a number of years, the community determined in April to drag the plug on Tucker Carlson Tonight, formally parting methods with its star completely. The break between community and anchor got here within the quick aftermath of the settlement of Dominion Voting System lawsuit, in addition to a lawsuit accusing Carlson and Fox of sexism and harassment.
However, because it seems, you simply can’t maintain this rightwing Howard Beale-esque orator—or, as Jimmy Kimmel as soon as described him, a “speaking dick”—down for lengthy.
Carlson has now introduced that he’s beginning issues again up at Twitter, the place he says he’ll be resurrecting the identical present he did at Fox. He made the announcement Tuesday by way of a video posted to Twitter. The video, which rapidly went viral and wracked up effectively over 1,000,000 views, reveals Tucker standing in what appears like a log cabin someplace whereas waxing eloquent concerning the ills of the information trade and claiming he’s going to carry viewers the “reality.”
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“Beginning quickly we’ll be bringing a brand new model of the present we’ve been doing for six and a half years to Twitter,” Carlson pronounces within the video. “Twitter has lengthy served because the place the place our nationwide dialog incubates and develops. Twitter shouldn’t be a partisan web site. Everyone is allowed right here. And we predict that’s a very good factor.”
The video additionally encourages viewers to go to Carlson’s web site, tuckercarlson.com, the place they’re greeted with a sign-up sheet to obtain updates on the present’s growth and, in its merch part, are given the chance to purchase Tucker-themed swag, together with golf balls, socks, a $165 journey bag, and a deck of playing cards along with his face on it. The location additionally incorporates a image of Tucker standing in a wooded space holding a gun for some motive.
At Fox, Carlson made a reputation for himself as a rightwing reality teller and hearth breather—performing because the mouthpiece for quite a lot of controversial beliefs and narratives. At Twitter, the place he’ll ostensibly undergo nearly no editorial oversight, we will solely count on the journey to get weirder, louder, and extra unhinged. Buckle up for some really awe inspiring content material, of us.