Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson amassed millions of views for the first episode of his new Twitter show. Carlson posted the episode Tuesday, which touched upon war, potential contacts with UFOs and the state of national journalism.
The new show, “Tucker on Twitter” gained more than 20 million views in its first four hours on the social media network.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 6, 2023
Carlson’s return featured a segment that questioned the current media consensus, which he argued withheld important information from the general public.
Furthermore, the anchor discussed a recent whistleblower report that extraterrestrials may be visiting the planet. Former American intelligence official David Grusch alleged that the United States has “intact and partially intact” alien vehicles.
“UFOs are actually real and apparently so is extraterrestrial life,” Carlson said.
The host then discussed how major news outlets declined to discuss the topic, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.
“Not one word,” he said.
“So if you’re wondering why our country seems so dysfunctional, this is a big part of the reason,” he said. “Nobody knows what’s happening. A small group of people control access to all relevant information and the rest of us don’t know.”
“We’re welcome to yap all we want about racism, but go ahead and talk about something that really matters, and see what happens,” Carlson said. “If you keep it up, they’ll make you keep quiet. Trust us. That’s how they keep control.”
The host compared the modern state of journalism to the warped views of Soviet citizens during the Cold War. He said that many people are unable to receive major portions of information, and touted his opportunity to broadcast on Twitter.
The former Fox News personality compared the social media app to Soviet citizens who were able to listen to outside information using shortwave radio.
Carlson said that the current media situation has led to a situation where a true democracy is not functioning.
“Secrecy is a powerful tool of control,” he said.