Tucker Carlson has made a statement on Twitter after Fox News announced his departure from the network. In the video, Carlson did not explicitly refer to his exit but alluded to it.
“One of the first things you realize, when you step outside the noise for a few days, is how many genuinely nice people there are in this country and decent people who really care about what’s true,” Carlson said, adding that “the other thing you notice when you take a little time off is how unbelievably stupid most of the debates you see on television are.”
“They’re completely irrelevant,” he continued. “They mean nothing. In five years we won’t even remember that we had them. Trust me, as someone who’s participated.”
Carlson also slammed leading US political parties and their financial supporters who work together to stifle conversations about critical issues that have the potential to shape our future, such as war, civil liberties, advancements in science, changes in demographics, corporate influence, and natural resources.
“This moment is too inherently ridiculous to continue, so it won’t,” he said. “When honest people say what’s true calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful. At the same time, the liars who’ve been trying to silence them shrink, and they become weaker.”
In his statement, Carlson expressed that there are limited platforms for Americans to express their opinions truthfully and openly, and he reassured his supporters that he would be reconnecting with them in the near future.
“Where can you still find Americans saying true things?” he said. “There aren’t many places left, but there are some, and that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope. See you soon.”
“Tucker Carlson Tonight,” aired for the last time on Friday, according to Fox News. The network will have various hosts rotate for an interim show in the 8 PM ET time slot until a permanent replacement is selected. Fox expressed gratitude to Carlson for his contributions as a host and a former contributor to the network.