Tucker Carlson is back. Nearly a month after vowing to make a return on screen, the former Fox News host released his first episode on Twitter. The show is called Tucker on Twitter.
Carlson was fired from Fox News. Several reports said that he was dismissed on the personal order of owner Rupert Murdoch for, among other things, using vulgar language to describe a female executive. He, however, wanted to be back and Elon Musk just gave him the platform.
Carlson’s first episode – a 10-minute monologue – covered Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin, President Volodymyr Zelensky, Nova Kakhovka, Lindsay Graham, and UFOs among other topics.
“Hey, it’s Tucker Carlson! This morning it looks like somebody blew up the Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine,” he opened. “The Russian wall of water wiped out entire villages, destroyed a critical hydropower plant, and as of tonight puts the largest nuclear reactor in Europe in danger of melting down. So, if this was intentional, it was not a military tactic. It was an act of terrorism. The question is, who did it?”
Carlson then showed sympathy for Putin and mocked Zelensky. He called the Ukraine President a “sweaty and rat-like” and “our shifty, dead-eyed Ukrainian friend in the tracksuit.”
“As of today, we have come to Twitter, which we hope will be the shortwave 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.”
Many of the former Fox News host’s followers were excited to see him. ‘He’s Back’ trended on Twitter. Elon Musk also retweeted his video.
“20M views in only a few hours?!?! Tucker had broken mainstream media! There is NO GOING BACK!!” a Twitter user said.
“Tucker broke the internet,” a second one added.