Tucker Carlson’s First Video Message After Fox Exit Receives Millions More Views Than His Prime Time Network Show: ‘True Things Prevail’ (Video)

Originally published April 27, 2023 6:46 am PDT

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday released a video message discussing the current state of American media and politics, in the wake of his Fox News ouster.

In the two-minute and sixteen-second message posted on Twitter, which has 14.6 million views so far and 46.2 million impressions, Carlson highlighted the genuine kindness of people in the country, but also criticized the superficiality and irrelevance of most debates seen on television.

“They’re completely irrelevant,” Carlson, who was fired on Monday, said in the monologue. “They mean nothing. In five years, we won’t even remember that we had them.”

The former “Tucker Carlson Tonight” star went on to list several significant topics, such as war, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, and natural resources, which he believes are being ignored by the media.

“When was the last time you heard a legitimate debate about any of those issues? It’s been a long time. Debates like that are not permitted in American media,” he said.

The former host argued that both political parties and their donors have reached a consensus that benefits them, actively colluding to suppress conversation about these critical issues.

This, according to Carlson, makes the United States appear like a “one-party state.”

The 53-year-old political commentator expressed his belief that the current orthodoxies are “brain dead” and temporary, adding that “this moment is too inherently ridiculous to continue, and so it won’t.”

Carlson also touched on the fear and aggression he sees in those in charge, saying, “That’s why they’re hysterical and aggressive. They’re afraid. They’ve given up persuasion. They’re resorting to force.”

However, he remains optimistic that the truth will prevail, asserting, “True things prevail. Where can you still find Americans saying true things? There aren’t many places left, but there are some, and that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope.”

Carlson did not provide further details on his future plans, but signed off with a promise to his viewers: “See you soon.”

He did not mention Fox News.

The Los Angeles Times reported that “Fox News Tonight,” the program Fox News is filling Carlon’s long-occupied time slot, pulled in just 1.7 million viewers with “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade.

That number is 47% below what “Tucker Carlson Tonight” delivered a week earlier.

Carlson averaged 3.2 million viewers in the first quarter of 2023, more than four and a half times less than his new Twitter video has received.