Ex-Fox News host Tucker Carlson was recently invited on the All-In Podcast and asked to react to Elon Musk’s epic “G* F*** Y******” comments to advertisers.
His reaction did not disappoint.
“I mean, I’ve interviewed people every week for over 30 years, and I know I have a lot of experience interviewing people and I’ve interviewed Elon and I don’t understand how the New York Times character, if I see a little guy from the New York Times, how did you not laugh?” he asked with a chortle. “Like, what?! He just told Bob Iger to f*** himself!”
When asked to remark on Elon Musk’s criticism of people who care about ‘looking good, while doing evil,’ his response was even more amusing.
“It was like the hand of God massaging my central nervous system like, every erogenous zone, which is heightened awareness,” he said enthusiastically, drawing laughs from the hosts.
“So dirty. I’m sorry,” Tucker carried on. “No, but I so vehemently agree and I don’t even like electric cars. I don’t think they help the environment. I didn’t even agree with that part. I just love his point, which is the point, which is what actually matters is what you do. It’s not what you think. What matters is helping other people.”
Tucker recently made remarks about advertising’s influence on news coverage. Kanekoa the Great gave the breakdown.
The All-In Pod asks @TuckerCarlson why he was fired by FOX News and what role corporate advertisers play in shaping news coverage?
Tucker highlights Big Pharma, constituting 75% of TV ads in 2020, then delves into COVID, lockdowns, mRNA shots, January 6th, and the War in… pic.twitter.com/reoGTKPm8q
— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) December 1, 2023
“Tucker highlights Big Pharma, constituting 75% of TV ads in 2020, then delves into COVID, lockdowns, mRNA shots, January 6th, and the War in Ukraine” KTG said on X.
“It not only exists, it defines news coverage. Especially on pharma because pharma is the biggest advertiser on television. If Pfizer is sponsoring your show, you are not going to question the vax… And that’s why they are the biggest advertiser. So they can shape news coverage.”
“Tucker explains that he was not surprised by his firing because it is implicitly understood within the industry that sharing opinions that conflict with corporate advertisers eventually gets you fired,” KTG commented.
“I had a lot of opinions that were unpopular with people who might have influenced my show getting canceled… But I was not shocked at all. You can’t give the finger to everybody and persist in a corporate job.”
“This aligns with Glenn Greenwald’s recent analysis, shared by Elon Musk, illustrating how modern journalism, once a check on established power, is now controlled by corporate advertisers,” he noted.
In another great televised moment, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld drew gasps by defending Elon Musk and then talking about the real reason why Tucker Carlson was let go by Fox News.
“It’s like extorting Jerry Nadler with salad or blackmailing sports fans by threatening to cancel PBS,” Gutfeld said. “The fact is, Musk may be the last man standing between real freedom of speech and the suffocating block of the censorship industrial complex, which is made up of government, media and tech forces. He realizes that advertisers have no spine and could be easily cowed by special interest groups in cahoots with political allies. If you don’t believe me, I got two words for you. Tucker Carlson.”
You could hear a pin drop in the studio. Priceless.