The TV host paid the price because he tried the impossible: straddling the divide between corporate media and critical journalism
Carlson's firing shows us what the real priorities (as opposed to the stated priorities) of the Empire really are.
This is such an excellent piece, not in the least to send to some NYT-reading liberal friends.
I always admire the clarity and integrity of your writing, Jonathan: drilling down to the fundament; undistracted by the optics. One of the most consistent dissident voices we have, imho.
I pay you a (very) modest monthly sum via paypal and am a bit new to Substack. Is there some algorithm that prefers subsciptions via this platform, or is it all equally useful?
Interesting, informative perspective on Tucker Carlson and his firing!
Not totally unrelated - I heard on Channel 4 news today about Biden announcing his bid for a second term as POTUS. The commentary implied that there was no one else. But there is. Robert F Kennedy Jr is being blanked by the media. You would think he would get a mention just because of the name and his uncle being the assassinated President.
I don't know if they are afraid or not but I think think that Chuck Schumer made it pretty clear that the regime was behind it. They don't know whats true anymore...they destroy anyone who doesn't bend the knee.
Our government had their hand in this.
“Yes, over the years Carlson played on white fears, placing him firmly on the right”. Underplaying the violence against black life that he has mobilised.
Not sure if you really want to be amplifying anyone Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are praising?
Like clockwork: https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkab7z/tucker-carlson-russia-fox-news
The Russia solution.
Thank you Jonathan for your excellent analysis.
My heart bleeds for him. Such a stalwart for the truth.
He sure is part of the problem, I'll agree with that.
I'm starting to see an unfortunate trend of praising right wing polemicists and crackpots, just because they are anti-establishmentarian.
Sorry if I don't share your enthusiasm for sharing bed with kooks and fascists.
Mainstream media be bad. Yes we know. Murdoch is a ghoul. Yes we know.
A ghoul sack a subordinate ghoul who will be replaced by another ghoul.
Before I get accused of sucking up to the MSM; bollocks, I have no TV and don't consume liberal media online either.
Oh, and newsprint is much too coarse for my pile riddled arse.
As a longtime MoA barfly (mostly lurking) I heartily pledge your next drink is on me! Cheers and carry on sir!
Excellent article, thank you once again. I always look forward to your articles, as they are unfailingly intelligent.
Thanks. Spot on. Amazing how fast legacy media is imploding. Me thinks Tucker will end up on Substack &/or Rumble. Murdoch cut his own throat in service to the #EmpireOfLies.
THANK YOU! A wonderful reporting. I just hope that you are correct in your assessment: “media “consumers” are slowly becoming less passive and more critical of traditional sources of information.”