Fox News host Tucker Carlson mercilessly tore into the mainstream media over their support of Big Tech censorship claiming they will never stand up to the social media giants because it benefits them.
Carlson began by telling the story of Susan Wojcicki who is at the helm of YouTube with all the power over censorship that entails, “In the fall of 1998, Susan Wojcicki had just turned 30 years old and was working at the marketing department of some big company in the Bay Area. Wojcicki was hardly a failure. She had a college degree and a job. On the other hand, it’s hard to imagine that anyone who knew her at the time thought she was going to become rich and powerful someday. But things change fast.”
“In one of those amazing windfalls of good fortune, these great movies about Wojcicki rented her garage to the two guys who founded Google. And voila. Twenty-three years later, she’s worth more than half a billion dollars and runs YouTube, the largest digital platform in the world,” he continued.
“We tell you this not to attack Susan Wojcicki’s life story, good luck is a great thing, but simply to remind you that many of the people now in charge of your life have no relevant qualifications to justify the power they now hold. They just fell into it, as people do,” Carlson recounted demonstrating that it really is “not what you know” but “who you know” that many times dictates who is in power.
(Video Credit: Fox News | Tucker Carlson)
According to Carlson, liberals such as Wojcicki, whose greatest achievement may have been drawing doodles that appear on Google’s homepage, have some sort of God complex and feel they can suppress any opinion that does not align with their own. That especially applies to COVID information.
“This week Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who, by the way, is an actual doctor, not just some guy who rented his garage to Larry Page in the 90s, tried to make an obvious point. And it’s this: The masks that you buy at the airport in order to comply with federal law will not keep you from getting COVID,” Carlson continued.
“Rand Paul was not just guessing about this, the science is very clear, no honest person will deny that. But Susan Wojcicki doesn’t think you should know that because that’ll make you harder to control. So she pulled Rand Paul’s video from YouTube,” he noted.
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Carlson pointed out that the very fact that Paul’s video was censored was a scandal and it’s not the only one. The suppression of free speech is rampant across the nation.
“Now, you’d think the media might be on this story. You’d imagine that people who make their living on the First Amendment would defend it and lead the charge against censorship. But no, just the opposite in this bewildering time. Those people encourage censorship. They’re out there in public begging the tech companies to suppress news and information to make certain the public never sees it. Doing that makes them feel powerful and protects their monopoly. So now, they’re attacking Rand Paul,” he stated.
“Three years ago, this was a free country. Now it feels like everything that we hear has been written by a committee at the propaganda ministry downtown,” the Fox News host astutely surmised.
“What’s the long-term effect? Pretty soon no one’s going to believe anything ever again. And that shouldn’t shock you because censorship is always counterproductive. It doesn’t work. People know they are being lied to, so they tune it out,” he contended.
“The rollout of the vaccines, for example, earlier this year was so heavy-handed, so Soviet, that you’ve got to wonder how many people it scared away. We would definitely have a higher vaccination rate if they just treated us like adults, but they can’t because they don’t think we’re adults,” Carlson noted.
“Obviously, this can’t continue. You cannot have a self-governing country in which people aren’t allowed to read what they want, a free press is not an optional feature of a democracy. It’s the center of democracy. That’s obvious. It’s written down in our founding documents. It’s always been obvious,” he added.
Then he dealt a damning blow to the iron rule of the media.
So for years now, we have been waiting for the big legacy media outlets – NBC News, CNN, The New York Times – to wake up and recall that they must oppose censorship. It’s their duty. It’s why they exist. So as much as we criticize them, we’ve assumed at some point they’ll recall that.
But no, that’s not going to happen. Let’s be honest, they’re not going to oppose censorship. They benefit from it. So what’s our option? The rest of us living in this country who don’t have another passport, who are going to stay here.
We have to replace them. We need something new. Glenn Greenwald has been working on that for quite some time. He spent the last couple of months gathering a group of free thinkers and planning a move to an alternative video platform called Rumble. At Rumble, free speech is the whole point. They don’t have censorship. You can say what you want like you lived in America. So naturally, the totalitarians are infuriated by this idea to challenge their hegemony.
“YouTube Susan Wojcicki from the marketing department has pulled down at least one video promoting Rumble. Jeff Bezos’ newspaper attacked it. That means The New York Times will soon be on it, along with the Atlantic and The Daily Beast and all the rest of the praetorian guard. Your job, ignore it. You know they are liars. They are frantically defending a system that no one believes in anymore,” Carlson posited.
“If there’s going to be a renaissance in journalism and we desperately need one, it will be led not by them, but by people like Glenn Greenwald,” he concluded.
(Video Credit: Glenn Greenwald)
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