In a tweet that has garnered over 90 million views, America’s leading political commentator Tucker Carlson announced his plans to bring his show to Twitter.
In the announcement, Carlson stressed the fundamental role of free speech in a democratic society – and threw a few thinly-veiled jabs at his former employer and cable news outlets in general, which he characterized as propaganda operations.
“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,” Tucker Carlson said in a video posted on Twitter.
“You can’t have a free society if people aren’t allowed to say what they think is true. Speech is the fundamental prerequisite for democracy,” Carlson affirmed.