I've not commented on Tucker Carlson's firing before, because the reasons are fairly obvious. He's wildly popular among conservative and "ordinary American" viewers, because he speaks the truth and isn't ashamed to say it out loud. Unfortunately, that annoys the heck out of the powers that be. Eventually, the pressure from them became too great, and Fox News caved.
However, they may have created a monster by doing that. Tucker is now free to do whatever he likes, with whomever he likes, to whoever he likes. His popularity is so great that he's guaranteed to take his audience with him when he makes his move. A few possibilities:
- How about joining forces with acerbic British commenter Neil Oliver (from whom we heard most recently last Monday)? Neil's also very popular over here, and the two share a similarly unimpressed view of the powers that be. With two such voices sharing a podium, and addressing concerns in both America and Europe, it could be a new conservative axis that would be a nightmare to the progressive left.
- Tucker isn't a poor man, but his personal wealth pales in comparison to wealthy conservatives such as Peter Thiel, or semi-conservatives such as Elon Musk. What if such conservatives were to get together with him and bankroll a truly conservative outlet, to challenge quasi-conservative Faux News and allow more more rational voices to be heard in America?
- What about politics? I think the current crop of professional politicians are a dismal lot, and President Trump, while not a professional politician, is getting on in years (which is a serious concern for me) and has never learned to control his temper or his outbursts. Tucker Carlson would be a breath of fresh air as a Presidential candidate, and would be guaranteed huge support from day 1. Can you imagine him debating a Kamala Harris or a Joe Biden? It'd be a walkover - which is why the Democratic Party would never allow it to happen, of course. They'd be terrified of the consequences. I have no idea whether Tucker has political ambitions, but if he does, I'll be in his corner right from the start.
Those are just a few possibilities. I'm sure there are more.
What do you think, readers? What can a man like Tucker Carlson do to give a voice to our concerns? Let us know in Comments.