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‘Lost Any Control’: Glenn Greenwald Tells Tucker Why Dems Are ‘Completely Petrified’ Of Trump Victory In 2024

Journalist Glenn Greenwald told Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson on Tuesday that Democrats are “petrified” of a 2024 victory for former President Donald Trump, in part because Americans have lost “faith and trust” in institutions.

Greenwald joined Carlson on “Tucker on Twitter” to break down the turn corporate media has taken against President Joe Biden running for re-election next year. Greenwald stated that he believes the media is turning because of the support Trump has been receiving since announcing his run for 2024.

“I think what they’re trying to do is to put pressure on the Democrats and Biden to say, ‘look, you’re – this is serious now. Like it doesn’t seem like you have any chance of winning,’ in a last-ditch hope to try and convince Biden to step aside and the Democrats to force him to,” Greenwald stated.

“Of course, the media is, I mean, completely petrified at the idea that Trump would win, even though part of them knows it will help their careers like it did the first time around. But they really are scared of Trump,” Greenwald continued.

“They really view Trump as this ultimate menace.”

Since announcing his run for 2024, Trump has received significant support even amid four indictments totaling 91 criminal charges. Recent poll numbers in a hypothetical race between Biden and Trump have the former Republican president leading by two to eight points, according to data from FiveThirtyEight.

“And I think those horrified tones are about the fact — two things. One, there’s obviously a good chance Trump will win and they can’t understand that and I think that’s the other thing is that all they’ve been saying for six years is that Trump is a white nationalist, that Trump is a racist, that Trump hates all minorities. And here you have increasing numbers of non-white voters doing the exact opposite of what you would expect them to do if they trusted or believed what those people have been saying,” Greenwald continued.

Biden has lost significant support, particularly among minority voters, with many of the voters in a Monmouth University poll from September seeing Biden’s age as an issue. The poll found that 76% of the voters told Monmouth University that they view Biden as “too old,” while only 48% found Trump’s age an issue.

Biden’s support from Latino, black, and Asian voters dropped from 63% to 47% in July, according to the poll. The drop in support could be a concern to Biden as 70% of his support in the 2020 election was from non-white voters, according to The New York Times.

“Namely, they’re voting for Donald Trump, the racist white nationalist candidate who wants to put them all into camps. And so if you’re an employee of these media outlets, and you look at the polling numbers, you realize that these people have tuned you out. They don’t care what you say anymore. They don’t trust what you say anymore. They have completely lost any control or influence over how Americans reason because most Americans are smart enough to have come to the conclusion that those people that you just showed in the media outlets for which they work are absolute liars, are just propagandists and people who exist to deceive,” Greenwald stated.

“And that is the good news that these institutions where people have lost faith in, deserve to have lost their faith and trust. They deserve that contempt and hatred they provoked and it’s good that Americans are recognizing that and it’s good that those people there, even though they’ll never question whether they are to blame, are also starting to see that nothing they say really matters and makes a difference any longer.”

Trump has also recently gained significant support in five out of six key swing states. Democrats have begun to voice their growing concerns with the Biden campaign questioning the White House’s messaging to voters, especially when it comes to topics like the economy.



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‘Savage Animals’: Trump Talks Indictments, Political Assassinations With Tucker During GOP Debate

Former President Donald Trump counter-programmed the 2024 Republican primary debate Wednesday night by sitting down for an exclusive interview with Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson in Bedminster, New Jersey.

The former president told Carlson why he skipped the first Republican Nation Committee (RNC) debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The former president confirmed Sunday he would skip the primary debates in a Truth Social post, and instead agreed to sit down for a pre-recorded interview with Carlson to compete with the debates.

“Why aren’t you at the Fox News debate tonight in Milwaukee?” Carlson asked.

“Well, you know, a lot of people have been asking me that and many people said you shouldn’t do them but you know, the polls have come out and I’m leading by 50-60 points and you know, some of them are at 1 and 0 and two. And I’m saying do I sit there for an hour or two hours whatever it’s going to be and gets harassed by people that shouldn’t even be running for president. They shouldn’t be doing that and a network [Fox News] that isn’t particularly friendly to me, frankly.”

Trump said Fox News is friendly to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, his biggest rival in the race, but that the network’s support is not paying off.

Trump said the ratings will be higher on Carlson’s “crazy forum” than the debate.

He then claimed his political opponents will attempt to steal the 2024 presidential election if he wins and explained why they would possibly even want to kill him.

“It started with protesting against you, then it moved to impeachment twice, and now indictments,” Carlson said. “Are you worried that they’re going to try and kill you? Why wouldn’t they try to kill you, honestly?”

“They’re savage animals. They are people that are sick,” Trump answered.

The former president also told Carlson whether the U.S. is “on the brink of civil war.”

Trump touted his lead in the Republican primary race in his Truth Social post Sunday.

“New CBS POLL, just out, has me leading the field by ‘legendary’ numbers,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “TRUMP 62%, 46 Points above DeSanctimonious (who is crashing like an ailing bird!), Ramaswamy 7%, Pence 5%, Scott 3%, Haley 2%, Sloppy Chris Christie 2%, “Aida” Hutchinson 1%. The public knows who I am & what a successful Presidency I had, with Energy Independence, Strong Borders & Military, Biggest EVER Tax & Regulation Cuts, No Inflation, Strongest Economy in History, & much more. I WILL THEREFORE NOT BE DOING THE DEBATES!”

The first primary debate was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moderated by Fox News’ Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier.

The former president has continued to be the frontrunner in the primary race consisting of 14 declared candidates. He currently polls at 52.2% as of Monday, while Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is in second with 15.2% favorability, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Trump’s aides have said he is unlikely to participate in the debates in previous months. Republican consultants told the Daily Caller News Foundation that it is “not in his interest” for Trump to participate in the debates.

Carlson has conducted interviews with every major Republican presidential candidate. He interviewed every candidate besides Trump during a July 14 event hosted by Blaze TV in Iowa. He recently interviewed Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy in an hour-long discussion released Thursday.

The Daily Caller co-founder launched his show, “Tucker on Twitter,” after departing from Fox News in April. Fox News has accused Carlson of breaching their $20 million contract by releasing interviews before the agreement’s expiration in January 2025.



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VIDEO: Tucker Interviews Andrew Tate’s Brother After House Arrest Release

Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson interviewed Andrew Tate’s brother, Tristan, after their release from house arrest in a video released Sunday.

The Tate brothers were released from house arrest in Romania Friday as they face human trafficking, rape and criminal gang charges. Carlson previously interviewed Andrew about the emasculation of men and the criminal allegations they faced in mid-July.

Tate told Carlson of two women, one being his personal assistant, who were thrown in jail for the same 92 days as the brothers simply for knowing the Tate brothers and allegedly being part of their so-called “organized criminal gang.” Tate said the women were victims of “psychological torture” by Romanian officials to force them to make up false crimes committed by the Tate brothers.

“And essentially, when I look at the way these two women were treated, they were locked in prison because they know us. They’re attacked by their own, one is my personal assistant, so she knows everything I do. She does airport pick-ups, pays my electricity bills. And every week or so they had the keys dangle in front of them, ‘Ready to tell us about Tate’s criminal activities now?’ And they said no, [and] stayed in prison.” 

“Next week, ‘You ready to tell us about the criminal activities of the Tate brothers?’ And the problem is they can’t have told the police about criminal activity I take part in because those criminal activities don’t exist,” Tate continued. “So I see it as a method of psychological torture.”

Tate said rather than condemning his arrest, he is angry about the two girls who had been placed behind bars for charges not pertaining to sex or criminal gang activity. Tate said, “Human trafficking” is a “very loose law” which lacks a true definition in Romania.

He claimed the arrest and charges were about “attacking” his brother by charging those close to him for his message on the downfall of masculinity in society.

“Attacking me is a way of attacking [Andrew] and attacking my personal assistant and her friend. I think it was a way of hoping you were gonna turn these women into prosecution witnesses essentially. To lie and say that we did crimes,” Tate said. “It’s about Andrew and his message. That’s all it’s about.”

Tate said he enjoyed being imprisoned because his relationship with Andrew strengthened while in jail. A Court of Appeals in Bucharest released the brothers from jail in late March and granted them house arrest.

He told Carlson he does not blame Romania for his arrest and refuses to sue the country’s government. He is currently unwilling to publicly predict who may have targeted him and have him put in prison.



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Tucker Sits Down With Hunter Biden’s Business Associate Devon Archer

Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson sat down one-on-one with Devon Archer about his former business associate, Hunter Biden.

Archer testified before the House Oversight Committee Monday where he detailed Hunter’s business deals, most notably the alleged personal phone calls with his father, President Joe Biden, on speaker phone in front of foreign business executives on over twenty occasions. Archer detailed Biden’s involvement with his son’s business dealings in the sit-down with Carlson.

Archer confirmed the nearly twenty phone calls made by Hunter to his father while surrounded by business associates within a ten-year span.

“So Joe Biden, who is very much a product of Washington, of course must have known that he was calling into effectively a business meeting,” Carlson said. “Something’s happening. He must have understood that that was kind of what his son was selling.”

“Well that’s hard for me to speculate,” Archer answered.

“But like, just to keep it to the facts, Joe Biden, then the sitting Vice President knew that there were Hunter’s business associates in the room,” Carlson pressed.

“Yeah, I think I can definitively say at particular dinners and meetings, he knew there were business associates and he, or if I was there, I was a business associate too. So I think, you know, any of the other colleagues from the DC office or New York were there,” Archer said.

Carlson also confronted Archer on a letter from January 20, 2011, addressed to him from Biden. The then-Vice President wrote to apologize for not being able to speak with him while hosting former Chinese President Hu, and said, “I hope I get a chance to see you again soon with Hunter,” according to Archer.

Archer said Biden thanked him for his idea to bring a government regulatory strategic advisory business into the private equity sector. The letter indicated that Biden worked with foreign governments while serving as Vice President.

Archer said Hunter joined the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company, because he brought the benefits of the “Biden brand.” He and Carlson agreed it is “disingenuous” to act unsure as to the reason Burisma hired Hunter, who served on the board from 2014 to 2019.



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Tucker Carlson Weighs In On Hunter Biden’s ‘Sweetheart Deal’

Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson weighed in on Hunter Biden’s “sweetheart deal” with Trump-appointed prosecutor David Weiss during Tuesday’s broadcast of “Tucker on Twitter.”

Biden agreed to plead guilty to charges of illegally purchasing a gun while under the influence of drugs and for failing to pay his taxes in 2017 and 2018. Carlson said Weiss prosecuted the younger Biden to make the 37-count indictment against former President Donald Trump appear fair and non-political.

“Donald Trump had an idea: ‘They’ll hit Hunter with something small to make their strike on me look fair.’ Trump wrote that about two weeks ago,” Carlson said. “And it turned out those were prescient words. This morning, Hunter Biden pleaded guilty to pretty much nothing. Biden pled to two misdemeanor tax evasion charges and then entered a diversion on a federal gun charge. That’s it. As far as Merrick Garland’s Justice Department is concerned, Hunter Biden is done. There was no pre-dawn raid carried live simultaneously on CNN. There was no perp walk, no handcuffs, no press conference.”

“Above all, there was no felony. Hunter Biden, who broke federal gun laws, can still carry a gun. It’s like it all never happened,” he continued.

Carlson said the first son will never be charged for possessing and abandoning a laptop containing details about his business dealings with oil companies in Ukraine and China. The laptop was long discredited by federal agencies and corporate media outlets until March 2022, when The New York Times and The Washington Post confirmed its authenticity. Hunter’s lawyers admitted the data from the laptop was real in a February 2023 letter.

Carlson then pointed out Hunter’s plea deal signals how the people in charge will never face penalties for committing a crime.

“In the meantime, though, the question is what can we learn from Hunter Biden’s plea deal today? First off, the obvious: For the children of the people in charge, there are no penalties — there are only upsides,” Carlson said. “They’re princelings: They can do what they want. You are not. Therefore you can’t. So don’t get any ideas about cheating on your taxes or violating federal gun laws unless you want to celebrate next year’s Father’s Day through the glass of the visitor’s room. The rules definitely apply to you, including rules you don’t know yet exist.”

Carlson is in a legal battle with Fox News over the network accusing him of breaching his contract by posting “Tucker on Twitter.” The network is reportedly demanding Carlson not work until the $20 million contract’s expiration in January 2025.

Fox News sent Carlson a “cease and desist” letter June 12 in an attempt to prevent him from continuing his Twitter series. Carlson’s legal team defended his First Amendment right to openly express his opinions on social media and accused Fox News of breaching their contract.

Carlson previously told those close to him he is ready to unleash attacks on Fox News in order to be freed from the contract.



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Tucker’s First Twitter Broadcast Racks Up Over 13 Million Views In Less Than 3 Hours, Destroys Fox News’ Ratings

Former Fox News host and Daily Caller Co-Founder Tucker Carlson’s first Twitter broadcast reached nine million views in its first two hours, demolishing his old employer’s ratings in the same time slot the previous day.

Carlson’s 10 minute Twitter monologue went up at 6 p.m. Tuesday. At the same time, “Special Report with Bret Baier,” aired on Fox News.

Carlson’s video reached 13 million views within its first three hours on Twitter and it immediately made him a trending topic. Baier’s 6 p.m. broadcast had 1.78 million total views and Jesse Watters’ 7 p.m. broadcast reached two million viewers on the night of June 5, according to Mediate. The Fox News rotation replacing Carlson’s 8 p.m. time slot hit 1.5 million viewers Monday night.

In his monologue, Carlson scorched the corporate media for its coverage of the war in Ukraine and its prioritization of narratives over curiosity. “Nobody knows what’s happening. A small group of people control accesses to all relevant information. And the rest of us don’t know. We’re allowed to yap 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. Trust us. That’s how they maintain control,” Carlson told viewers.

Before Carlson and Fox News parted ways in April, he was the network’s highest rated host and consistently scored the highest ratings on cable news. He is currently embroiled in a breach of contract dispute against the network, with his lawyers arguing the noncompete clause in his contract is no longer valid, according to Axios.

Twitter owner Elon Musk addressed Carlson’s broadcast by calling for more political creators to air their shows on the platform. “Would be great to have shows from all parts of the political spectrum on this platform!” Musk said.





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Tucker Carlson Announces New Platform For His Show

Former Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson announced Tuesday his show will air exclusively on Twitter going forward.

Carlson tweeted a short video breaking the news about where his program will air. “You often hear people say the news is full of lies. But most of the time that’s not exactly right. Much of what you see on television or read in The New York Times is in fact true in the literal sense,” he began.

“But that doesn’t make it true. It’s not true. At the most basic level, the news you consume is a lie. A lie of the stealthiest and most insidious kind. Facts have been withheld on purpose along with proportion and perspective. You are being manipulated,” Carlson continued.

“After more than 30 years in the middle of it, we could tell you stories. The best you can hope for in the news business at this point is the freedom to tell the fullest truth that you can. But there are always limits. And you know that if you bump up against those limits often enough, you will be fired for it.”

“Amazingly, as of tonight, there aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech,” Carlson continued. “The last big one remaining in the world, the only one, is Twitter, where we are now. Twitter has long served as the place where our national conversation incubates and develops. Twitter is not a partisan site — everybody’s allowed here, and we think that’s a good thing.”

“And yet, for the most part the news you see analyzed on Twitter comes from media organizations that are themselves thinly disguised propaganda outlets. You see it on cable news, you talk about it on Twitter. The result may feel like a debate but actually the gatekeepers are still in charge. We think that’s a bad system.”

“Starting soon, we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last six-and-a-half years to Twitter,” he said.

Carlson concluded by teasing “some other things” and emphasizing the importance of free speech.

Fox News parted ways with Carlson on April 24, and key demographic ratings in his 8 p.m. slot have plummeted since his departure. His show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was often ranked the highest-rated cable news show and beloved by conservatives.

Tapes of Carlson were previously leaked to left-wing group Media Matters, and a text message was sent to The New York Times (NYT) attempting to discredit Carlson. Fox News sent Media Matters a cease-and-desist letter Friday after conservatives praised Carlson’s conduct and criticized the leaks.





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Tucker Carlson To Make First Public Appearance Since Leaving Fox

Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson is scheduled to speak at a fundraiser Thursday in his first public appearance since departing Fox News.

Carlson will appear at the Oxford Performing Arts Center in Oxford, Alabama, for an event which will raise funds for Rainbow Omega, an organization helping “adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.”

Rainbow Omega’s mission is to “glorify God by ensuring that adults with developmental disabilities have a permanent and safe home where their abilities and potentials are respected and nurtured in a Christian environment,” according to the organization’s website.

The venue seats 1,200 and seats are still available. Tickets range from $65 to $80, the website states.

This will be Carlson’s first public appearance since Fox News announced it had severed ties with the host. However, Carlson posted a video on Twitter shortly after the news broke on his departure from the network.

Carlson was also spotted “howling in laughter” as he emerged from his home in Boca Grande, Florida, with his wife Susan, according to the Daily Mail.

“Retirement is going great so far,” Carlson reportedly said.





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Tucker Carlson Breaks Silence, Goes Live With Statement On Social Media

Former Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson broke his silence after leaving Fox News in a social media message.

He began by highlighting how many “genuinely nice people” who “really care about what’s true” live in America. Carlson then pivoted and spoke about how “unbelievably stupid most” television debates are. He called them “irrelevant” and said they “mean nothing” in the long run.

“The undeniably big topics — the ones that will define our future — get virtually no discussion at all,” Carlson said. “War, civil liberties, emerging science, demographic change, corporate power, natural resources. When was the last time you heard a legitimate debate about any of those issues? It’s been a long time. Debates like that are not permitted in American media,” Carlson said.

“Both political parties and their donors have reached consensus on what benefits them and they actively collude to shut down any conversation about it. Suddenly the United States looks very much like a one-party state. That’s a depressing realization but it’s not permanent. Our current orthodoxies won’t last, they’re brain-dead, nobody actually believes them,” he continued.

He closed his statement with a hopeful message for viewers. “When honest people say what’s true, calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful. At the same time, the liars who have been trying to silence them, shrink and they became weaker. That’s the iron law of the universe, truth things prevail,” Carlson stated.

“As long as you can hear the words, there is hope. See you soon,” he concluded.

Carlson and Fox News agreed to part ways on Monday, with Brian Kilmeade and other replacement hosts temporarily taking over his 8 p.m. slot.

“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” the network said in a statement. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”

Carlson’s show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” was Fox News’ most popular program and the highest-rated cable news show. His sudden departure drew a fierce reaction from conservatives who felt blindsided by Fox News’ announcement.






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Tucker Carlson Out at Fox News Days After Asking Americans to Wage Spiritual Warfare, Pray for Our Country

Fox News Channel announced it cut ties with the top-rated host in cable news, Tucker Carlson, on Monday, just days after he gave a widely praised speech imploring leaders to pray that God will preserve America from the progressive movement’s “evil” agenda.

Promoting transgender surgeries for minors and describing abortion as a good thing are “manifestations of some larger force” exerting its nefarious influence over us, he said over the weekend. Fox’s announcement, which removed Carlson’s reliably populist-conservative voice from the increasingly moderate network’s schedule, caused the corporation’s stock to tank by more than half-a-billion dollars.

“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways. We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor,” said a press release from Fox News Channel. Neither the network nor Carlson disclosed the reason for the abrupt contract cancellation. The host did not get to give his audience a farewell broadcast. “Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st,” said the release. Carlson’s Friday episode discussed the Nashville shooter’s still-unreleased manifesto, the longstanding Obama-Biden plan to establish permanent Democratic power by moving low-income people into suburbia, America’s uncontrolled border with Mexico, and the mysterious meaning of the “plus” in “LGBTQIA+.” Carlson closed the show by eating pizza with local hero Tyler Morrell, a delivery man who tripped a criminal suspect eluding police.

“Tucker Carlson Tonight” ended its six-and-a-half-year run as the highest-rated show in all cable news with an average of 3.39 million viewers. Even in his departure, Carlson outperformed his competitors, as his exit from Fox News drew far more headlines than CNN’s decision to fire low-rated 17-year host Don Lemon the same day.

Carlson’s eponymous primetime show has featured exclusive footage of the January 6 Capitol riot, reports from a Chinese whistleblower that COVID-19 originated inside China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology, and proof that prisons released hundreds of violent criminals thanks to the First Step Act. He also invited guests who did not agree with his conservative views to discuss the transgender movement’s grooming of children, oppose current or potential wars, and expose Deep State censorship.

Carlson and frequent guest Jason Whitlock increasingly analyzed political problems through a spiritual lens. Earlier this month, Carlson said, “Transgenderism is this country’s fastest growing religion.” Transgender ideologues “believe that they themselves are God with the power to control nature” by changing their gender by taking careful thought.

Tucker Carlson’s analysis turned especially prophetic shortly after his last show Friday night, when he gave the keynote address at the Heritage Foundation’s 50th anniversary gala. The political debate had shifted radically since 1991, when he got his first job as the copy editor of Heritage’s quarterly publication, Policy Review, for $14,000 a year. At that time, think tanks engaged in fact-based debates over mutually shared goals: for instance, whether Keynesian or Austrian economics created maximum prosperity. “I don’t think we’re watching a debate over how to get to the best outcome,” he said.

Today, the progressive political movement promotes laws allowing surgeons to “sexually mutilate children … I don’t think anyone could defend that as a positive outcome, but the weight of the government and a lot of corporate interests are behind that,” he said.

Similarly, in the Clinton era, Democrats portrayed abortion as a necessary evil. “But if you’re telling me abortion is a positive good, what are you saying? Well, you’re arguing for child sacrifice, obviously,” he said. “That’s like an Aztec principle.”

“None of this makes sense in conventional political terms,” he said. When political leaders embrace “destruction for its own sake … what you’re watching is not a political movement; it’s evil.”

“Those ideas won’t produce outcomes that any rational person would want under any circumstances. Those are manifestations of some larger force acting upon us,” Carlson said.

Carlson noted his spiritual insight is hampered by his background in the liberal Episcopal Church USA. “I’m an Episcopalian, so don’t take any theological advice from me, because I don’t have any. I grew up in the shallowest faith tradition ever invented,” Carlson said. “It’s not even a Christian religion at this point, I say with shame.” Yet his views derive equally from the Christian tradition and classical Athenian notions of the good, the true, and the beautiful. “Good is characterized by order, calmness, tranquility, peace … lack of conflict, cleanliness.” Evil “is characterized by their opposites: violence, hate, disorder, division, disorganization, and filth.”

“If you are all in on the things that produce the latter basket of outcomes, what you’re really advocating for is evil,” Carlson said. “I’m not calling for a religious war, far from it. I’m merely calling for an acknowledgement of what we’re watching.”

Carlson described the spiritual power that emanates from following God’s commandments. “The truth is contagious,” and “the second you decide to tell the truth about something, you are filled with this power from somewhere else,” he said. “The more you tell the truth, the stronger you become.” Entertaining lies, and “Drug and alcohol use are the same way: They make you weak and afraid.”

Carlson then hailed those who would not engage in the pageantry of sharing their pronouns for faith-based reasons. “I’m not doing that. It’s a betrayal of what I think is true. It’s a betrayal of my conscience, of my faith, of my sense of myself, of my dignity as a human being, of my autonomy.”

“I am not a slave. I am a free citizen, and I’m not doing that,” Carlson said, likening their steadfast obedience to the Apostle “Paul on trial.”

In a heartfelt moment, Carlson shared how he “was overcome a little bit with emotion” during a prayer offered by Fr. Paul Scalia, the son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, which convicted him of an oversight in his patriotic duties. “I don’t pray enough for the country, and I should,” Carlson said. “We all should be.”

He closed his speech by exhorting his audience to set aside a substantial block of time to pray for the United States. “Maybe we should all take like 10 minutes a day to say a prayer about” America’s future. “I’m saying that to you not as some kind of an evangelist. I’m literally saying that to you as an Episcopalian. … and even I have concluded it might be worth taking just 10 minutes out of your busy schedule to say a prayer for the future, and I hope you will,” he concluded.

Before the news of Carlson’s departure from Fox broke, Christians hailed the spiritual content of Carlson’s Heritage speech. “He is so spot on! God bless him for his clarity and his courage,” said Christian talk show host Janet Parshall. “He understood we are in a war between good and evil — and dared to say so,” noted evangelical Christian author and talk show host Eric Metaxas.

During a question-and-answer session immediately after the speech, Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts told Carlson, “If things go South at Fox News, there’s always a job for you at Heritage.”

It is not known whether Carlson’s call to spiritual warfare preceded or followed his departure from the network, or whether it influenced the Monday morning announcement. FNC renamed Carlson’s show “Fox News Tonight,” which will be filled by a rotating series of guest hosts until the network names a permanent anchor — a decision that drew international condemnation.

“Tucker Carlson is irreplaceable. This will hurt Fox News,” predicted UK politician and Brexit leader Nigel Farage.

The stock market soon confirmed his words. Within hours of the announcement, Fox Corp. stock tumbled by 5.4%, trimming approximately $1 billion from the company’s value, before leveling out to 2.9%, for a $507 million loss. The plunge reportedly reduced 92-year-old executive chairman Rupert Murdoch’s net worth by $182 million.

But it cheered the hearts of Carlson’s more implacable foes, including numerous Democratic elected officials who had called for the network, or the government, to suppress Carlson. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said “our democracy depends on” Murdoch deciding to “stop Tucker Carlson from going on” his network. Over the weekend his colleague, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), called for harsher “federal regulation in terms of what’s allowed on air and what isn’t,” accusing “Tucker Carlson and some of these other folks on Fox” of unspecified “incitement of violence.”

Fox News’s rift with Tucker Carlson came four days after the network announced it had also parted ways with Dan Bongino — the latest in a number of lurches the network has made to the left since the ascension of Rupert Murdoch’s son, Lachlan Murdoch, and especially after former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (who once voted for the anti-conscience Employment Non-Discrimination Actjoined Fox News’s board of directors in 2019. The network has since platformed such social liberals as former Democratic campaign strategist Donna Brazile, UK presenter Piers Morgan, and former men’s Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, who now identifies as female and changed his name to Caitlin Jenner.

The drift evidenced itself in Fox’s news coverage, as well. As part of Fox News’s celebration of Pride Month last June, “America’s Newsroom” anchor Dana Perino introduced a story on celebrating parents who began presenting their five-year-old daughter in public as a boy. The Whittington family showed “extraordinary courage” in transitioning their preschooler based on their “conservative faith,” said reporter Bryan Llenas, adding, “People are afraid of what they do not understand.” Fox News has also parroted pro-abortion rhetoric in its news coverage of late-term abortion.

“For a while Fox News has been moving to become establishment media, and Tucker Carlson’s removal is a big milestone in that effort,” said rival Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy.

Senators and members of Congress weighed in on the latest programming shake-up. “Could a new network emerge featuring (among others) @TuckerCarlson & @dbongino?” asked Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) on his personal Twitter account. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) praised both men as “true trailblazers amid a period where American corporate media controls speech.”

Carlson has yet to speak publicly on the matter or announce his next steps. Glenn Beck, himself a former Fox News host, offered to pay Carlson “a bucketful of money” to take a job at The Blaze. “You won’t miss a beat, and together, the two of us will tear it up,” he promised.

Carlson recently shared his increasingly critical view of the mainstream news media, which he said intentionally denied Americans access to the information necessary to become effective citizens.

“The media are part of the control apparatus,” Carlson told the “Full Send” podcast. “Their job is not to inform you. They are working for the small group of people who actually run the world. They’re their servants and their Pretorian Guard, and we should treat them with maximum contempt, because they have earned it.”

Carlson’s supporters hope he will return to another platform soon — and that Americans will take up his charge to pray for our country in the meantime. “We need to turn to God as a nation, in every way that we can, with everything in us,” Metaxas added. “It is genuinely our only hope.”

Jonathan Cahn, the author of “The Return of the Gods,” did not immediately return this reporter’s request for comment.


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Tucker Out At Fox

Fox News announced Monday that it is parting ways with Daily Caller co-founder and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

“FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” Fox said in a statement. “We thank him for his service to the network as a host and prior to that as a contributor.”

“Mr. Carlson’s last program was Friday April 21st. Fox News Tonight will air live at 8 PM/ET starting this evening as an interim show helmed by rotating FOX News personalities until a new host is named.”

The breaking news comes just days after the media outlet announced it was parting ways with host Dan Bongino.

Bongino, who hosted “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino” on Saturday nights and “Canceled in the USA” on Fox Nation, departed the outlet after failing to come to an agreement to extend his contract.

Bongino said on his podcast the decision was “tough” but “we couldn’t come to terms on an extension.”

“It’s a sad day,” Bongino said. “The most important events in my life I learned about on Fox News.”



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How the Democrats Weaponize the Elections Process

Today, I argue the Democrats are weaponizing the elections process to rig elections in their favor.  Before I give you examples, let me first say that the recent exit of several states from ERIC – the thinly disguised get-out-the-vote effort for Democrats posing as a voter list maintenance operation – shows it is possible to undo the weaponization.  The days of Republicans and the political Right playing the patsy are over.

The first example of weaponization is federal DHS funding of a nonprofit called the Center for Internet Security to provide cybersecurity services to county elections offices free of charge.  The Center is not an honest broker.  It was instrumental in flagging supposed election ‘misinformation’ for the government / Big Tech censorship enterprise now well-known because of the release of the Twitter files and the Missouri court case.  So what we have here is censorship masquerading as cybersecurity.  This is the same artifice the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) uses in claiming that preventing ‘misinformation’ is somehow part of their mission to protect critical infrastructure.  Critics say states are perfectly capable of strengthening cybersecurity in the elections process on their own, citing Florida as an example.

Another left-wing nonprofit – U.S. Digital Response – purports to help local elections officials with better digital tools to run elections.  It’s funded by big money from the Left, including the Ford Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  It’s tied in with other left-wing entities which are all part of what has come to be called ‘Zuckerbucks’, the dubious private financing of elections.  Critics say US Digital Response in actuality works to help left-wing candidates win elections.

These are not the only nonprofits engaged in 501(c)(3) abuse – doing things never contemplated when tax-exempt status was initiated.   These so-called charities, which are supposed to be in the business of educating the public, have been weaponized to turn out likely Democrat voters in elections.  They are legally prohibited from conducting partisan voter registration drives, but get around the law by microtargeting certain demographics – “unmarried women, people of color, Millennials, Gen Z, and other historically under-represented groups in the electorate” – all of which lean Democrat.  Prominent nonprofits engaged in this effort include the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information.  They promote mail-in voting and ignore uncompetitive red states.  Critics have called for banning nonprofit voter registration drives.

State and local governments are also weaponizing elections.  A bill in the Democrat-controlled Michigan legislature would reduce citizen participation in the elections process under the guise of keeping election workers ‘safe’.  If enacted, all elections officials would have to do is claim they feel ‘intimidated’ or ‘harassed’ and citizen poll watchers could be slapped with felony charges.  Democrats keep saying elections officials are being threatened but haven’t produced much evidence of that, so far.  So this is a bill that addresses a non-problem but in actuality makes it easier for the Democrats to cheat in elections.

East Lansing is compelling landlords to help register new tenants to vote, another likely Democrat constituency.  The landlords have sued, arguing this is unconstitutional compelled speech.  Chicago is pressuring inmates to vote in elections.  They are another likely Democrat constituency.  The inmates themselves are objecting, saying they are not registered to vote or are registered  elsewhere.  Critics say the city is engaged in illegal ballot harvesting and scooping up votes where there are no cameras or poll watchers.   Seattle has been handing out taxpayer-funded “democracy dollars” to another likely Democrat constituency – low-income residents – since 2015.  These are $100 worth of gift cards the voters can direct to their favorite political campaigns.  I don’t know how that’s legal, but it shouldn’t be.  You can bet if this scheme benefitted the Republicans, the Democrats in control of Seattle wouldn’t be doing it.

All of this may seem like small potatoes to you, but here’s where it’s headed if Democrat weaponization of the elections process is left unchecked:  Tens of thousands gathered last month to protest election law changes in Mexico.  Critics say the changes hobble the election agency that helped end one-party rule there.  I guarantee you there are Democrats in the U.S. who are looking at that and wondering to themselves, ‘how can we do that here? How can we rig the elections process, achieve one-party rule, and never get voted out again?’   If this sounds implausible to you after hearing the stories I told you about today, all I can say is you’re naïve.  The stories show you without question the Democrats are up to no good.

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Tucker Carlson Says ‘There Is No Coming Back’ From Trump Indictment That ‘Suspended’ Rule Of Law

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said that “there is no coming back” from the indictment of former President Donald Trump by a Manhattan grand jury Thursday, calling it a suspension of the rule of law.

“American politics was thrown into complete chaos perhaps permanently about three hours ago, when a grand jury in Manhattan, one of the most liberal cities in America, a place where 80% voted for Joe Biden, decided to indict Biden’s political opponent in the upcoming election, the Republican front runner, a man who leads by 30 points in polls, Donald Trump,” Carlson, a co-founder of the Daily Caller News Foundation, said. “The jury did this at the urging of a man called Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney who has been famous by making the city much more dangerous by refusing to enforce laws against crimes like robbery and rape.”

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg secured a grand jury indictment against Trump Thursday. The case centered around an alleged $130,000 payout to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016, during Trump’s successful run for the White House.

“Now, we don’t know at this hour what the indictment says, we don’t know what the charges are, but previous news reports suggest they will emanate from an alleged payment seven years ago, a payment federal regulators said violated no law, but Alvin Bragg apparently believes is a crime,” Carlson continued. “Either way, the net result is Donald Trump is the first former President Trump of the United States ever to be indicted. So, no matter what happens next, we can be certain there is no coming back from this moment.”


Republican presidential contenders and potential candidates condemned the indictment as “politically motivated” and “a dark moment in American history.” Republican elected officials, former officials and conservative media figures also ripped the indictment.

Carlson also listed other investigations which he had previously condemned as efforts to keep Trump from running for president.

“This indictment is something brand new, the beginning of something. It is also a culmination of something, the culmination of an effort to make certain, to make sure that Donald Trump is never elected president again. That was the whole purpose of the January 6th committee. So far, it is not working, Trump is leading the Republican field for the nomination by a wide margin,” Carlson said.

“As far as we know the DOJ is still investigating Donald Trump on another pretextual offense, supposedly storing classified documents at his home, something we later discovered that virtually everyone who has served in federal office does, including Mike Pence,” Carlson continued. “But take three steps back, pause for a minute and consider the escalation of tactics on display here. In 2016 The most powerful interest in this country decided that Donald Trump could not be president and in fact for the most part assumed that he would never be, which is too ridiculous to be real, but just to make sure he was never was, the FBI worked with the Clinton campaign to spread false allegations that the president had been colluding with the government of Russia.”

Carlson also noted the arrest of Michael Flynn, Trump’s first national security advisor, as well as both times Trump was impeached.

“The rule of law appears to be suspended tonight, not just for Trump, but for anyone who would consider voting for him,” Carlson said, noting the storming of the Tennessee state house Thursday by protesters demanding gun control.

“What we’re seeing now is lawlessness,” Carlson added.





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REPORT: ‘QAnon Shaman’ Released From Prison Just Weeks After Tucker Carlson’s Video Release

The so-called “QAnon Shaman” has been released from prison and sent to a halfway house just weeks after Daily Caller co-founder and Fox News host Tucker Carlson released footage from the Capitol riot, according to the Daily Mail.

Thirty-five year-old Jacob Chansley was sentenced in 2021 to 41 months in prison followed by another 36 months of supervised release after entering a plea deal for charges of civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, entering and remaining in a restricted building and other non-violent crimes.

Chansley was not accused of assaulting law enforcement or destroying government property, though prosecutors argued he deserved a harsh sentence because he “showed no remorse in the days after the event,” Politico reported.

Chansley’s attorney, Albert S. Watkins, said Thursday that Chansley has been released from prison after serving just 27 months of his 41-month sentence, according to the Daily Mail.

“After serving eleven months in solitary prior to his sentence being imposed, and only 16 months of his sentence thereafter, it is appropriate this gentle and intelligent young man be permitted to move forward with the next stage of what undoubtedly will be a law abiding and enriching life,” Watkins reportedly said.

“I applaud the decision of the US Bureau of Prison in this regard,” Watkins continued, according to DailyMail.

The announcement comes after Carlson aired footage appearing to show officers escorting Chansley through the halls of the Capitol building on Jan. 6. The footage, which Carlson obtained from Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and aired on March 6, shows Chansley walking with two officers, and at one point passing a group of several officers who do not appear to try to stop or arrest Chansley.

Prosecutors rejected Carlson’s argument that video footage undercut claims of criminal conduct by Chansley, saying Carlson left out incriminating parts. 

“The televised footage lacks the context of what occurred before and after the footage,” prosecutors wrote in a court filing related to charges against Proud Boys member Dominic Pezzola.

“The televised footage shows Chansley’s movements only from approximately 2:56 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.,” prosecutors continued. “Prior to that time, Chansley had, amongst other acts, breached a police line at 2:09 p.m. with the mob, entered the Capitol less than one minute behind Pezzola during the initial breach of the building, and faced off with members of the U.S. Capitol Police for more than thirty minutes in front of the Senate Chamber doors while elected officials … were fleeing from the chamber.”



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