Elon Musk: ‘No Deal Has Been Signed With Tucker Carlson’
“Tucker is subject to the same rules & rewards of all content creators.”
Following Tucker Carlson’s announcement that he will be relaunching his show and streaming it exclusively on Twitter, Elon Musk quickly clarified that no deal has been signed with Carlson.
Carlson alerted his followers to the development with a short video simply captioned “We’re back”.
“Starting soon, we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last six and a half years to Twitter,” Carlson said, adding “We’ll be bringing some other things too, which we’ll tell you about. But for now, we’re just grateful to be here. Free speech is the main right that you have, without it, you have no others. See you soon.”
Carlson noted that “Much of what you see on television or read the New York Times, is in fact true in the literal sense, it could pass one of the media’s own fact checks. Lawyers would be willing to sign off on it, in fact, they may have. But that doesn’t make it true. It’s not true.”
He went on to state that “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.”
“Amazingly, as of tonight, there aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining in the world, the only one is Twitter, where we are now,” Carlson continued.
He added that “Twitter has long served as the place where our national conversation incubates and develops. Twitter is not a partisan site, everybody’s allowed here. And we think that’s a good thing. And yet, for the most part, the news that you see analyzed on Twitter comes from media organizations that are themselves thinly disguised propaganda outlets. You see it on cable news, you talk about it on Twitter.”
While Axios reported Sunday that “Carlson and Elon Musk had a conversation about working together, but didn’t discuss specifics,” Musk himself clarified that no deal has been signed with Carlson, and that Tucker appears to be intending to operate in the same way as any other content creator on the site:
Despite Carlson merely using Twitter like anyone else can, leftists immediately accused Musk of enabling a “right wing extremist”:
Who’s going to tell them?
Perhaps the funniest response was that of sacked completely un-self-aware former CNN potato headed shit-grinner Brian Stelter, who was wheeled out on NBC News to talk about Carlson for some reason.
Host Tom Costello asked Stelter “So you got to wonder if advertisers were already fleeing, because of this toxic culture on Twitter, are they gonna stick around now for Tucker Carlson?”
“The short answer is no,” Stelter replied, adding “Carlson was radioactive. He was a drag on Fox’s profits, so I don’t see how Twitter will be any different for Carlson and Musk.”
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