Tucker Carlson, the former No. 1 ranked Fox News host who was surprisingly fired in April, has found some success presenting his popular monologues and commentary on X, formally known as Twitter.
Now free from Fox News administrators’ fetters, Carson has pushed for dramatic interviews. His recent interview with former President Donald Trump drew more than 100 million views.
Tucker has also set his eyes on interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, in a recent interview with Swiss magazine Die Weltwoche, Carlson asserted that U.S. government officials have attempted to “prevent” him from coordinating the discussion.
In Tucker’s interview with Die Weltwoche, Tucker shared his concern that many Americans were ignorant of key happenings across the globe.
“I’ve become convinced over the past several years — particularly since the war in Ukraine began — that the world is changing much more quickly than most Americans understand,” Carlson said. “And because there’s virtually no coverage of the rest of the world in American media, Americans don’t have a good sense of it.”
Noting that Fox did not want him to “travel the world” to interview “different world leaders,” Tucker shared he intended to incorporate a more global — rather than national — focus in his future reporting and commentary.
Carlson shared he is ready for the challenge — noting, “I’ve interviewed a lot of people who run countries or organizations … [including] Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates.
Trending Politics reported that when Tucker recalled his interview with Al Nahyan, he referred to the Emirati leader as one of the wisest rulers he had ever interviewed.
Tucker said, “Wise people admit what they don’t know, and I’ve never seen that before. You don’t see that in the West. You’re not going to interview a presidential candidate in the United States, or a president, for that matter, who’s willing to say, ‘I don’t know the answer. I’ve thought about it, and I’m not sure.’ They’ll never say that, because you can’t admit you don’t know.”
When asked about America’s mainstream media, Tucker’s disposition soured, saying that trust in legacy media outlets has plummeted in recent years. Tucker asserted that many believe media outlets have been used to “subvert democracy.”
Tucker charged: “There has been a very aggressive attempt, over a number of decades on the part of the people who run the United States, to control what’s available on our news stations and in our newspapers — to control the news media. And they have.”
Criticizing American media, Carlson stated that many “topics are off limits” for true journalists — he specifically mentioned COVID-19 issues and the war in Ukraine.
Mocking how much of America’s media are reticent to explore the dynamics in play surrounding the war in Ukraine, Carlson said, “This is potentially a nuclear conflict between superpowers. Shouldn’t we know all that we can? No. You’re not allowed.”
Incredibly, Carlson asserted that the U.S. government is involved in suppressing free speech and the freedom of the press — rights protected by the First Amendment.
“I tried to interview Vladimir Putin, and the US government stopped me,” Carlson said. “So, think about that for a minute. By the way, nobody defended me. I don’t think there was anybody in the news media who said, ‘Wait a second. I may not like this guy, but he has a right to interview anyone he wants, and we have a right to hear what Putin says.”
Last September, Putin asserted that “Western elites” were destroying Western society with gender insanity and “outright Satanism.” In recent months, Putin claimed America’s support of Ukraine was not humanitarian aid, but an effort to cover up nefarious activity.
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