Media Matters is trying to take Tucker Carlson out.
The blatantly liberal outlet listened to HOURS UPON HOURS on radio conversations between Carlson and “Bubba The Love Sponge” from a decade ago.
In these conversations, Tucker made some “controversial” comments about how women hate “weak” men, and using the “C-word” about Martha Stewart’s daughter.
“HE MUST BE FIRED.”
Yeah. Ok. Tucker responded on tonight’s show… and he didn’t hold back.
As transcribed by Daily Wire:
“As anyone who’s ever been caught in its gears can tell you, the great American outrage machine is a remarkable thing. One day you’re having dinner with your family, imagining everything is fine. The next, your phone is exploding with calls from reporters,” the host started his monologue. “They read you snippets from a press release written by Democratic party operatives. They demand to know how you could possibly have said something so awful and offensive. Do you have a statement on how immoral you are? It’s a bewildering moment, especially when the quotes in question are more than a decade old.”
“There’s really not that much you can do to respond. It’s pointless to try to explain how the words were spoken in jest, or taken out of context, or in any case bear no resemblance to what you actually think, or would want for the country. None of that matters. Nobody cares. You know the role you’re required to play: You are a sinner, begging the forgiveness of Twitter,” he continued. “So you issue a statement of deep contrition. You apologize profusely for your transgressions. You promise to be a better person going forward. With the guidance of your contrition consultants, you send money to whatever organization claims to represent the people you supposedly offended. Then you sit back and brace for a wave of stories about your apology, all of which are simply pretexts for attacking you again. In the end, you get fired, you lose your job.”
Carlson challenged what have traditionally been deemed acceptable responses to the outrage mob.
“No matter what they take from you in the end, you must continue to pretend that these things are true: You are bad. They are good. The system is on the level,” he suggested.
“But what if we stopped pretending for a minute? What if we acknowledged what’s actually going on?” he asked. The Left is “deadly serious,” he noted. “They plan to win it, whatever it takes. If that includes getting you fired, or silencing you, or threatening your family at home, or throwing you in prison, ok, they know what their goal is. If you’re in the way, they will crush you.”
“The left’s main goal, in case you haven’t noticed, is controlling what you think,” he explained further. “In order to do that, they have to control the information that you receive. Google and Facebook and Twitter are on fully board with that. They’re happy to ban unapproved thoughts and they don’t apologize for it. They often do. So do the other cable channels, and virtually every major news outlet in this country.”
Fox News stands alone as the only place for dissent in mainstream media, he noted, and thus Left wants to destroy them.
“One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allowed is right here, the opinion hours on this network. Just a few hours in a sea of television programming. It’s not much, relatively speaking. For the Left, it’s unacceptable. They demand total conformity,” Carlson said.
Carlson concluded: “For now, just two points to leave you with. First, FOX News is behind us, as they have been since the very first day. Toughness is a rare quality in a TV network, and we are grateful for that. Second, we’ve always apologized when we’re wrong, and will continue to do that. That’s what decent people do. They apologize. But we will never bow to the mob. Ever. No matter what.”
Tucker’s not going ANYWHERE.
HE WILL NEVER BOW TO THE MOB.
…but he’s certainly going to piss A LOT of people off along the way.