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Popular former Fox News host Tucker Carlson has released a new video slamming the mainstream media and promising to continue his old "show" on Twitter, the only "big platform" which still allows free speech, he said.
On Tuesday afternoon, Carlson released a video on Twitter with the message "We're back." In the video, Carlson makes several claims about the current state of the American media.
"At the most basic level, the news you consume is a lie," Carlson said, even as it is also "true in the literal sense." Carlson then gave a hypothetical example to explain his point. He claimed that the media might say that a suspect has been "unjustly" arrested for armed robbery. However, if the media neglects to mention that the same suspect had previously been arrested for armed robbery on six other occasions, his recent "unjust" arrest suddenly lacks context.
"Facts have been withheld on purpose," he said, "along with proportion and perspective.
"You are being manipulated," Carlson stated. He said that the mainstream media almost constantly engages in such manipulation "in every story that matters, every day of the week, every week of the year."
Carlson claimed that every journalist who works in the news business understands that there are limits to which truths can be told. Those who tell the truth in defiance of those industry-imposed limits will inevitably be fired. "That's not a guess — that's guaranteed," he said.
"The rule of what you can't say" in the mainstream media, Carlson said, "defines everything. It's filthy, really, and it's utterly corrupting."
Carlson "agreed to part ways" with Fox News on April 24, Fox News said in a statement, though many have speculated that Carlson was blindsided by the ousting. The network's viewership has since tanked, reports say. Carlson has also announced a pending lawsuit against Fox News for breach of contract.
But fans of his erstwhile show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight," can take heart. Carlson claimed in the video that he intends to offer "a new version of the show we've been doing for the last six and a half years." He intends to offer that "new version" and some "other things" on Twitter, which he called "the last big" platform for free speech "remaining in the world."
Carlson claimed that Twitter is important because "everybody is allowed" on it, creating an environment "where our national conversation incubates and develops."
"Speech is the fundamental prerequisite for democracy," Carlson said. "That's why it's enshrined first of our constitutional amendments."
It is expected that Carlson's future Twitter videos will extend beyond the bounds of the limits imposed on mainstream media. "Free speech is the main right that you have," he said. "Without it, you have no others.
"See you soon," he concluded.
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Cortney Weil is a senior editor for Blaze News.