We’ll post the full episode below because I know that not everybody is on Twitter.
The great Tucker Carlson is back, and he hit the ground running. As of the writing of this post, the video has been viewed 50 million times.
According to reports, Carlson is still in negotiations with Fox News, but he aired his first episode on Twitter, and we got a taste of Tucker unshackled.
In his first episode, Carlson discussed the recent destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine, calling it an “act terrorism.”
From the Dailywire:
Part of the dam fell on Tuesday, as well as a nearby hydropower plant, draining the Kakhovka reservoir and causing severe flooding in areas downriver. Ukrainian and Russian emergency crews evacuated thousands of people. Russia and Ukraine have flung accusations at each other over the dam’s failure.
The dam, located in Russian-controlled territory, and reservoir provided fresh water for parts of southern Ukraine and almost all of Crimea, which has been in Russian hands since its annexation by Moscow in 2014. The reservoir also provided water for the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. While the plant maintains an artificial lake to provide water for its reactors, officials are worried what could happen when the lake runs dry in several months.
“Blowing up the dam may be bad for Ukraine, but it hurts Russia more. And for that reason, the Ukrainian government has considered destroying it,” Carlson said before referencing a December story in The Washington Post that described tests the Ukrainian military ran while considering knocking out the dam.
“When the facts start coming in, it becomes much less of a mystery what might have happened to the dam. Any fair person would conclude that the Ukrainians probably blew it up,” Carlson said.
Tucker then went after the “American media, “who “wasted no time this morning in accusing the Russians of sabotaging their own infrastructure.”
After that, Carlson hammered Senator Lindsey Graham and Republican Primary candidate Nikki Haley over their support for Ukraine.
Tucker finished his first show by thanking Elon Musk.
“As of today, we’ve come to Twitter, which we hope will be the short-wave radio under the blankets. We’re told there are no gatekeepers here. If that turns out to be false, we’ll leave. But in the meantime, we are grateful to be here,” Carlson said.
Below is the first episode:
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 6, 2023