As weird as it feels to type these words, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) seems like a bit of a prophetess today. On Sunday, the former bartender called for literal fascism during an interview with former White House flack Jen Psaki. She insisted that the government should take Tucker Carlson off the air at Fox News for “inciting violence.” Less than 24 hours later, Tucker Carlson was fired. How scary is that?
“When you look at what Tucker Carlson and some of these other folks on Fox do, it is very, very clearly incitement of violence,” said AOC. “Very clearly incitement of violence. And that is the line that I think we have to be willing to contend with.”
Hey, AOC, here’s another idea: How about if Americans say whatever they want to because they are Americans, and you have to shut up and take it because the government doesn’t get to infringe on what we can say? Deal?
Maybe the ditz was just mouthing off like she always does, but the timing makes the whole thing feel especially scary. What if her remarks are related?
Tucker Carlson is the most popular cable news host in the history of television. He has been propping Fox News up in the ratings all by himself ever since the network’s disastrous handling of the 2020 stolen election. He’s the only reason why people were paying $10 a month for the Fox Nation streaming service, and he’s the only reason why anyone even tuned into the flailing RINO network these days. Half of Sean Hannity’s audience is probably people who just leave their TVs on after Tucker’s show wraps up.
There are rumors swirling about Carlson’s departure and people are still trying to piece it all together at this point. His last show was on Friday, April 21st. At the end of that show, he signed off by saying, “We’ll see you next week.” He clearly didn’t know that it was going to be his last show on Fox at the time. Nor did he say anything during that great speech that he gave at the Heritage Foundation over the weekend.
One of the rumors is that Tucker was planning to do a rebuttal of the ’60 Minutes’ puff piece about the likely fed provocateur Ray Epps that aired on Sunday night. Word is that Tucker was lining up guests to rebut the strange case of Epps again, and an executive at Fox fired him during an argument over the whole thing.
The LA Times is reporting on Monday evening that Carlson was fired by Rupert Murdoch because of the Abby Grossberg lawsuit. Grossberg has filed a suit claiming that Tucker Carlson “subjugates women” at Fox News, which is about as absurd a tale as anyone could imagine. Grossberg got fired several months ago and filed her sour grapes lawsuit against Carlson and Fox News in March.
The LA Times reports that Rupert Murdoch has also been upset with Tucker’s coverage of January 6th, especially since House Speaker Kevin McCarthy turned over all the Capitol footage from that day to Tucker’s producers. This would be the same footage that exonerated the QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley, which proved that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was not bludgeoned to death by Trump supporters, and which proved that Ray Epps lied in sworn testimony before the January 6 Liz Cheney Committee.
The outpouring of support for Carlson on social media has been overwhelming. Millions are already tuning out, and Fox News’ stock is about to get the Bud Light treatment. In the meantime, we’ll have to wait for Tucker Carlson to speak out before we know the whole story.
For those who missed it, here is Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez calling for Tucker Carlson to be taken off the air because his words somehow caused violence to the elites: