One of the biggest “shocks” in the media environment occurred ten days ago when Tucker Carlson was surprisingly fired from FOX NEWS despite having the largest cable news audience by an exponential amount. Upon the dismissal, the ratings for FOX NEWS due to boycotts and the fact that their programming is garbage has cratered. The Fox Corporation stock price has slid over 5% costing the company close to a billion dollars. This surprising action has left many confused viewers wondering, why would FOX and the Murdochs engage in an action that fundamentally impacts their bottom line? The problem with this question is that most people in our society continue to think about cause and effect from a financial perspective. While the lack of audience and the abandonment of advertising often explains most terminations (Looking at you Brian Stelter), the termination of Tucker Carlson does not fall into this category. Understanding this, the people of the United States have to ask themselves some uncomfortable questions. Why did Tucker get fired? In this post, I am going to analyze this question by examining my own experience in the media over the past 20 years. I am going to post and explain a few key articles in our recent history that may explain what happened, and finally, I will voice my opinion on what I believe happened.
My media career started back in early 2001 with Swank Audio Visuals (RIP). I also worked at KOCE-PBS in Orange County on the side before moving over to KESQ-ABC in Palm Springs in 2002. My Bachelor’s Degree in college was for Television and Film. Two years of training and making myself employable by working around the edges of Hollywood and gaining the experience necessary finally got me the full-time job I always had wanted. Like anyone starting a career, my mind was filled with delusions of grandeur. I was going to be the next Walter Cronkite or Seymour Hersh. It does not take any intelligent person very long to understand that this is likely never going to happen. You quickly realize a few things about television news. First, it works like a machine. Every part is interchangeable. News is constant and never-ending and the amount of information that flows into the pipeline is often overwhelming to analyze. Second, the information that reaches your news desk is much more controlled and filtered than I ever could have imagined. It did not take me long to start becoming suspicious. My suspicions were confirmed in 2002 and 2003 during the buildup to the Iraq War.
Yellowcake in Niger
Weapons of Mass Destruction
All lies. All lies that got us into a ridiculous and pointless war. Were there voices speaking out about these lies? Absolutely. One of my favorite resources was www.antiwar.com and the late Justin Raimondo who was pointing out the political lies three days a week. Back then, there was actually an oppositional liberal media at websites like Huffington Post, radio stations like Air America, Michael Moore documentaries, and libertarian websites like www.lewrockwell.com. But, what was disturbing is that despite the contradictory information being provided by alternative media outlets, ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX all seemed to be marching in full lockstep with the politicians and military interests. Throwing in the large journalistic outlets like THE NEW YORK TIMES and THE WASHINGTON POST, it almost seemed like they wanted this war, damn the consequences.
After leaving KESQ-ABC and moving over to DISH Network, I continued to monitor the media but on a much larger scale. At this job, thousands of domestic and international channels were at my disposal. This did not improve things. After a while, you begin to realize how repetitive so many of these newscasts are and how the same information seems to be discussed in every single one. Was I a conspiracy theorist? NOPE. No matter the market, the attractive individual posing as an unwitting propagandist spouted the same nonsense during every broadcast. This does not even include the undisclosed sponsored segments that a sharp eyed engineer could notice if he watched enough networks. These insidious news segments are not declared as “sponsored” and usually promote a product, a business, or is a public relations spot explaining something terrible that has happened to the business and how they are going to “improve their product/services” for the good of the country.
During this period of time, the few remaining decent journalists we had left began revealing information about what was occurring inside the United States. Dana Priest’s TOP SECRET AMERICA is a must read/watch that explains the incredible growth of the government framed around the argument for “National Security.” (This mostly happened during the Bush/Cheney Years). Then, once the floodgates began to open up, you start to realize that it maybe even worse than you ever imagined. Not too long after this, Obama began his war on the media. To this day, all the presidents combined have not arrested as many journalists as the “Chosen One” had. Then, the censorship of content began. It started with the controversial Alex Jones and has only exploded from there. Digging even deeper, you start to find out more uncomfortable facts.
Defense Contractors on Cable News Promoting War: YES
CIA infiltrating every media organization and controlling the content: YES
The recently released Twitter Files showing that the government requested and helped these social media platforms censor content that went against their narrative (CENSORSHIP INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX): YES
The once oppositional liberal media establishment fully working as propagandists for the permanent government: YES (The Trump presidency led to this development).
So knowing all this, how did Tucker survive as oppositional media voices were systematically being removed? Well, Tucker talked about all the important issues, events, and political decisions that impacted the American people while the mainstream media continued its fixation on Donald Trump, our brainless Hollywood celebrities, and Russia. Despite the fact that our leaders think we are morons, the American people swallowed this up and Tucker’s rating exploded exponentially. He talked to his viewers like they were free-thinking and complex individuals. Tucker succeeded because as an individual, he actually evolved as an individual from a pro-war neo-conservative during the Iraq War to a more conservative anti-war nationalist. Because he came out of the mainstream, this allowed him some breathing room. He was the only person that explained and understood why Donald Trump was popular, why the Ukraine War is corrupt, why the COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccines may not have worked as advertised, while also giving a voice to the alternative journalists that were kicked out of the mainstream during the Obama years by the liberal press. People like Glenn Greenwald, Ron Paul, Matt Taibbi, ex-Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, RFK Jr., and many others who had been quarantined to the darkest corners of the internet. These crimes are the main reason for his dismissal. Because whether we want to believe it or not, there is a cabal of globalists that want to control the United States and a large portion of the world. Sacrificing a few billion dollars is nothing when it involves the decades long effort to control as much of humanity as they physically can. That is what really happened here. This is also why the loss of Tucker could be one of the most important things to happen in the journalism industry for the next couple of decades. Because the people in control are sending the American people a message. We control your content and there is nothing you can do about it.
So what is the endgame here? To me, this is very simple. Every slide into authoritarianism by the entitled class inevitably fails. Our concern should be how long we are going to have to live under these authoritarian diktats. Since Biden took the oath of office in 2021, the amount of freedom that has been lost is immeasurable. With this radical and swift push into an unknown globalist economic and social system which awaits us around the corner, how many generations will it take for the American people to wake up and understand what is happening to them? That is the true tragedy here. The firing of Tucker Carlson means that the mainstream media has been captured. It is under the control of media organizations and corporations that do not have your best interests at heart. We have reached the authoritarian propaganda phase of the American experiment. The education system, the technological sector, our entertainment companies, and the pharmaceutical industrial complex are already there. Now, the mass media has joined them. May God have mercy on our souls!
5/6/2023 06:55:32 am
You captured the details and essence of our demise. Once you let freedom slip away, you'll never get it back. It's absolutely shocking to me. How many people followed the lies of just the last 3 years let alone decades. I realized that the news was controlled, repetitive, destructive about 30 years ago, when KTLA played that Rodney King video over and over again, in essence, causing a riot that destroyed countless businesses and lives... And a lot of it was broadcast live to the medias delight. I never believed the official story of 911, I never believed anything about Iraq... Yes, we sat there, complicitly and allowed all this violence to happen to innocent people... Ilegal, acquisition of taxpayer money is being wasted and spent in ways that we would never allow in our own lives... This is not American. These are criminals and the sooner people realize it the better... I will never thank anyone for serving in the military, a ploy introduced 25years ago... The media wants to make it okay... To continue to piss our money away without any say on the behalf of the American people... What are you going to do to stop it?
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