Tucker Carlson Releases First Video Since Fox News Departure

Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson made his first public statement following the termination of his show and employment by Fox Corporation.

In the video, Carlson argued that the country’s elites are not allowing meaningful debates to be “permitted in American media.”

Carlson says establishment political figures are actively suppressing discussions about important issues. WATCH:

“Good evening,” Carlson began. “One of the first things you realize when you step outside the noise for a few days is how many genuinely nice people there are in this country.”

“Kind and decent people, people who really care about what’s true, and a bunch of hilarious people.”

“The other thing you notice when you take a little time off is how unbelievably stupid the debates you see on television are, they’re completely irrelevant,” Carlson continued. “They mean nothing.”

“In five years, we won’t even remember that we had them,” he said. “Trust me as someone who has participated.”

“Suddenly, the United States looks very much like a one-party state,” he said.

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“The people in charge know this,” he said. “That’s why they’re hysterical and aggressive. They’re afraid. They’ve given up persuasion, they’re resorting to force, but it won’t work. When honest people say what’s true, calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful.”

“That’s the iron law of the universe,” he said. “True things prevail.”

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

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Carlson, while not addressing anyone in particular, said the country’s elites have decided that meaningful debates are no longer “permitted in American media.”

He also said establishment figures in both of the country’s major political parties are actively suppressing discussions about important issues such as war, natural resources, demographic changes and civil liberties.

Carlson said such topics receive “virtually no coverage at all” and that those in power in both the Republican and Democratic parties are colluding to suppress debates about issues that are of substance.

Carlson dropped the video at 8:01 p.m. ET, which is right around the time his former show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” would have aired.