Tucker Carlson's first Twitter broadcast went mega-viral Tuesday night, racking up 71.6 million views in less than 24 hours.
During the 10 minute monologue, Carlson slammed Ukraine war mongers, and took the media to task for ignoring the "bombshell of the millennium" in which a government whistleblower revealed that craft developed by non-human intelligence has been recovered by governments around the world.
"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," said Carlson.
Needless to say, Tucker's first broadcast knocked it out of the park, further validating Twitter as a legitimate platform for major media (that isn't "Brought to you by Pfizer" so to speak).
View count is actually understated, as it does not include anything from our API, for example tweets you see in Google search results or on Bloomberg terminals— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 7, 2023
For context, Fox News' 7pm broadcast of Jesse Watters reached 2 million viewers on June 5th, per Mediaite, while the Fox News rotation which has replaced Carlson's 8pm time slot hit just 1.5 million viewers Monday night.
Tucker also seemingly put Twitter owner Elon Musk on notice, saying towards the end of his monologue; "As of today, we’ve come to Twitter, which we hope will be the short-wave radio under the blankets," adding "We are told there are no gatekeepers here.”
“If that turns out to be false, we’ll leave ... But in the meantime, we are grateful to be here."
Meanwhile, rich kid propagandist Taylor Lorenz made an absolute ass of herself trying to criticize Carlson's views - tweeting "It’s wild to see what a fish out of water he is on the internet: no jump cuts, no background music, no catchy thumbnail or video title. Not sure how he’s going to stack up against even an average streamer or youtuber."
It’s wild to see what a fish out of water he is on the internet: no jump cuts, no background music, no catchy thumbnail or video title. Not sure how he’s going to stack up against even an average streamer or youtuber. https://t.co/oXQhql3jU4— Taylor Lorenz -- FOLLOW ME ON LINKEDIN (@TaylorLorenz) June 7, 2023
The losers at Business Insider picked up on Lorenz's tweet, casting doubt on Carlson's future, claiming:
- Tucker Carlson is in trouble, if his first livestream is anything to go by.
- The first episode of his Twitter stream debut lacked the shine of his Fox News glory days.
- Without the chyron and quick cuts, Carlson must now compete with the likes of Alex Jones — and he's losing.
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