On Tuesday evening, Tucker Carlson, a previous host for Fox News, launched the first episode of his new Twitter-based show, taking a deep dive into the intriguing case of a Ukrainian dam’s devastation.
Towards the end of his broadcast, Carlson stated, “As of today, we have come to Twitter, which we hope will be the short wave radio under the blankets. We’re told there are no gatekeepers here. If that turns out to be false, we’ll leave. But in the meantime, we’re grateful to be here.”
‘Tucker on Twitter’ to return with more ‘very soon’
He ended his show, labeled “Tucker on Twitter,” with the promise of returning to the platform for “much more, very soon.”
Over a month since his departure from Fox News under circumstances that remain unclear, Carlson brought up the recent obliteration of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine.
“The Kakhovka dam was effectively Russian,” Carlson noted as the video commenced. “It was built by the Russian government. It currently sits in Russian- controlled territory. The dam’s reservoir supplies water to Crimea, which has been for the last 240 years home of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.”
Carlson speaks on Ukrainian dam devastation
Carlson then offered the perspective that the destruction of the dam, while detrimental to Ukraine, impacts Russia more severely, stating, “Blowing up the dam may be bad for Ukraine, but it hurts Russia more, and for precisely that reason, the Ukrainian government has considered destroying it.”
As the facts begin to roll in, he suggested it isn’t as mystifying as what could have happened to the dam. “A fair person would conclude that the Ukrainians probably blew it up, just as you would assume they blew up Nord Stream, the Russian natural gas pipeline last fall,” he remarked, pointing out that the Ukrainians did indeed do that, a fact now confirmed.
Moreover, he offered commentary on Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, lauded by Western governments and the corporate media.
Carlson’s sarcastic remarks on Zelenskyy
“Ukraine, as you may have heard, is led by a man called Zelenskyy. We can say for a dead certain fact that he was not involved. He couldn’t have been; Zelenskyy is too decent for terrorism,” following up with sarcasm, “Our shifty, dead-eyed Ukrainian friend in the tracksuit is uniquely incapable of blowing up a dam. He’s literally a living saint, a man in whom there is no sin.”
Carlson takes aim at the U.S media
Carlson pointed out that U.S. media didn’t hesitate to blame Russians for the dam’s destruction, insinuating they sabotaged their infrastructure. Much of his broadcast on Twitter was used to criticize media houses for consistently painting Russian President Vladimir Putin as the villain.
In contrast, he took aim at Zelenskyy, portraying him as a “sweaty and rat-like-comedian-turned oligarch” who is a “persecutor of Christians” and “a friend of Blackrock.”
He then shifted gears to share a former U.S. military intelligence official, David Grusch’s public announcements about the U.S. government recovering pieces of a UFO spacecraft constructed by a “non-human species” and the remains of extraterrestrials.
Carlson and Fox News’s parting remains a mystery
Fox News confirmed in late April via a press release about its separation from Carlson, despite his highly-rated show on the cable news channel.
The details around his exit remain undisclosed by both parties, and Carlson remained silent on the matter during his Twitter broadcast, with no mention of his ex-employer.
Post-Carlson, Fox News’ ratings suffered, according to Nielsen data, with a 37-percent year-over-year drop to 1.42 million during the primetime slots of 8 PM and 11 PM.