In a brief video message on Wednesday night, Tucker Carlson made his first statement since being let go by Fox News, saying that “true things prevail.”
The big picture: Days after the media giant reached a historic 11th-hour settlement with Dominion Voting Systems for more than $787 million, Fox abruptly fired its former primetime host.
Three days after his final show, Fox announced Monday that Carlson and the network “have agreed to part ways,” denying him the chance to bid viewers farewell.
He is stating: In a video message shared to Twitter, Carlson stated that one of the first things you notice “when you step outside the noise for a few days is how many genuinely nice people there are” in the world.
Although he didn’t directly address Fox News and his firing, Carlson said that “current orthodoxies won’t last” as he accused “both political parties and their donors” of colluding to shut down conversation.
Carlson accused “the people in charge” of being “hysterical and aggressive,” and afraid. “When honest people say what’s true, calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful,” Carlson added.
“At the same time, the liars, who have been trying to silence them, shrink and they become weaker. That’s the iron law of the universe. True things prevail. Where can you still find Americans saying true things? There aren’t many places left, but there are some. And that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope. See you soon.”
— Excerpt from Tucker Carlson’s video
Between the lines: Although a source familiar with the situa