Ousted Fox News host Tucker Carlson posted a video to Twitter on Tuesday, saying, “We’re back.” The clip, which accuses the media of telling lies, announced he will be bringing his show to Twitter, which he called the only “free speech” platform left in the world.
“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 says after ripping into the media for well over a minute.
“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. We bring 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,” Carlson concluded.
Puck News’s Dylan Byers reported earlier on Tuesday that Carlson will “relaunch” his show on Twitter “with help from former Fox News staff.”
Speculation has run rampant since Carlson was fired from his top-rated show two weeks ago as to his next move and many pundits and observers have recently noted his relationship with Twitter owner Elon Musk may be a tell.
Byers tweeted the news, writing, “Tucker Carlson will relaunch his show *on Twitter* with help from former Fox News staff. He will forgo at least $25 million owed to him by Fox Corp. in order to break non-compete clause.”
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