Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson released the first episode of his Twitter show Tuesday evening, offering his commentary on the destruction of a major dam and hydroelectric power plant in Russian-occupied southern Ukraine.
Kyiv and Moscow blamed each other for the attack on the Nova Kakhovka dam Tuesday, which has prompted mass evacuations and fears of devastating flooding in the Kherson region.
Ukrainian military intelligence reportedly claimed Russian forces destroyed the structure “in panic,” while the Kremlin accused Ukraine of “deliberate sabotage.”
Is his Twitter monologue, Carlson said the culprit should be obvious to everyone but because the media feeds the American people regime-approved “pap in steaming, lumpy portions” day after day,” Americans are now “the least informed people on earth.”
“Your average yak herder in Tajikistan knows who blew up the Nord Stream Pipeline,” Carlson quipped, referring to the two underwater gas pipelines that exploded in the Baltic Sea in September 2022. That breach was also blamed on Russia. Legendary journalist Seymour Hersh exclusively reported in February that Joe Biden ordered a covert operation to destroy the pipelines, and it was carried out by the CIA.
“It’s obvious,” Carlson continued. “Does he [the sheep herder] think some skinny guy in a dress is a girl? Carslon laughed. “That idea would never occur to him. You have to be totally lied to over a period of years to reach conclusions like that,” he argued.
Carlson said the reason the United States is so dysfunctional is because nobody knows what’s actually going on.
A small group of people control access to all relevant information and the rest of us don’t know. We’re allowed to yack all we want about racism but go ahead and talk about something that really matters and see what happens. If you keep it up, they’ll make you be quiet. That’s how they maintain control.
Carlson compared America today to the Soviet Union under Communist rule, when Soviet citizens believed everyone in the U.S. lived in poverty because that’s what the regime propaganda told them.
“We’re the ones who live in ignorance now,” Carlson declared.
The U.S. government has managed to classify more than a billion so-called public documents. So at this point, we can’t possibly know what our leaders are doing. We’re not allowed to know.
By definition, that is not a Democracy, yet it’s fine with the media. Secrecy is a powerful tool of control. That’s how most of all live now in the United States—manipulated by lies, silenced by taboos. It’s unhealthy and it’s dehumanizing and we’re tired of it.
Carlson said he hoped that his presence on Twitter will become the shortwave radio under the blankets. We’re told there are no gatekeepers here. If that turns out to be false, we’ll leave. But in the meantime we’re grateful to be here,” he said.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 6, 2023