Well, now there’s no reason to watch Fox News anymore. It should be interesting to see how Carlson decides to go forward from here. I’m assuming he’s not hurting for money. He should probably start a channel on Rumble and put up a paywall. He’s one of the more interesting people in broadcasting. People will pay to get his content.
The other possibility is he goes into politics. That I see as more problematic. Politics is a very dirty game. If you don’t need to use it to make lots of dirty money it won’t be an interesting career.
I think Carlson could form some kind of relationship with the likes of Matt Taibbi, Glenn Greenwald, Salena Zito, Sharyl Attkisson and a few other real journalists to produce a media outlet that would provide the kind of reporting and opinion that can’t be found anywhere else in the media. They would have believability. That’s something that is so sorely lacking everywhere else.
If done right and without all the overhead that comes with a Fox News or a CNN, Carlson and a few reporters could break away from the dying landscape of network and cable news shows that no one needs or wants anymore. News and analysis. With the internet and a few resources like Rumble and maybe Elon Musk’s Twitter who needs studios and boardrooms?
Come to think of it, Carlson interviewed Musk last week. Maybe those two could strike up a deal where Tucker’s content was available exclusively on Twitter with some of it behind a paywall. It could make both of them a lot of money. And it could serve as a model for the future. I’ve heard that Musk wants to add a “substack” option to Twitter. Having someone like Tucker Carlson as his first big “channel” might be just the thing he needs to steer talent to his platform.
So anyway, Tucker’s “firing” could be a very opportune moment to start seeing a new journalism. Without the bloat of the dinosaur media, a cadre of people who want to tell interesting stories that have some resemblance to objective reality could provide a service that people would be willing to pay for. I, even I, would pay a little bit for that.
Now it’s also certain that all the usual suspects on the Left will be gunning for Tucker Carlson. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a target for the Justice Department’s attack dogs. Their hatred for him probably rivals how they feel about Donald Trump. After all he’s another traitor to his class. They’ve already once gone after his family at home. He had to move away from Washington to protect them. This is not a trivial threat. Hopefully he’s made enough money to be able to afford professional security services. But no one is safe from the abuse that the FBI can bring to bear. We’ll have to see whether these problems crop up for him.
Well, these are interesting times. Tucker Carlson has been the only truthful voice in mainstream news commentary. I hope that he will be able to find a way to continue shining a light on the criminal activities of the Washington regime. There isn’t any other voice out there that has both his reach and credibility. Hopefully someone like Musk who has the reach and also the money to set up a platform for him will come along and take advantage of this interesting opportunity.