Tucker Carlson, popular conservative political pundit and former Fox News host, has been working on a top secret project for most of the year, ever since he was handed his pink slip from his former employer, a move that, at this point, they most likely regret, seeing as he brought in 8 million viewers a night. That’s a whole lot of cash in ad revenue, friends. Most of that has gone swirly down the toilet with Carlson’s departure.
The project is the Tucker Carlson Network, a streaming service, which he will be selling membership to for $9 a month, however, annual subscribers will get access to the content for $6 a month or $72 per year. You can find the site here.
If you go to the site, it says, “Tucker Carlson Network is the new streaming platform that is home to exclusive all-new content from Tucker Carlson.”
“News coverage in the West has become a tool of repression and control. Reporters no longer reveal essential information to the public; they work to hide it. Journalists act as censors on behalf of entrenched power. They have contempt for the public. They hate the truth,” the site goes on to say.
“Democracy can’t function in a society like this. Voters can’t know what they’re voting for. People do understand they’re being manipulated, and they resent it. The population becomes angry and paranoid. Things fall apart,” the site states, calling the current state of the mainstream media “a propaganda spiral.”
“We are the sworn enemies of lying, pomposity, smugness, and groupthink. We believe the corporate media is broken beyond repair, and the only way forward is to build something better,” it adds.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) December 9, 2023
A report from the Western Journal says:
The site offers an “Ask Tucker” feature that claims if members ask questions, Carlson will respond. A report in the Wall Street Journalsaid the Tucker Carlson Network will host five different shows by the middle of this week.
The Journal report said there will be a mix of ad-supported content and ad-free content for subscribers. Carlson will continue to present content on X and also host a podcast, the report said.
The Journal said Carlson considered hosting his network through X, but technical issues arose. Still, the report said, X could serve as a distribution outlet for Carlson’s content, as could streaming apps that would allow viewers to use their TVs to access Carlson’s network.
Neil Patel, a former White House adviser who helped Carlson found the Daily Caller site, will serve as the network’s CEO. Justin Wells, who produced the pundit’s work over at Fox, is going to be the president of the network.
Carlson stated that his team has been making “an awful lot of material for months now,” going on to add, “We’d love for you to see it.”
This is the right move for Carlson. When creating media content for a company or news network, you are beholden to their rules and their agenda. You aren’t free to say whatever you want without consequences, which is obvious, given that something Carlson said concerning the 2020 election involving a certain voting machine company is what ultimately led to his firing. But working for himself, creating his own outlet, he gets to keep the lion’s share of the profit while also being absolutely free to say what he wants and cover any story he wants. And with a platform of millions that he already has, he will have no issue getting this service off the ground.
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