Conservative? Murdoch Could Not Abide By a Populist and a Rational Christian

Carlson was forced out because he had become a populist. He was speaking the language of democratic-republicanism, rational Christianity, and liberal ethics. The more he sounded like a founding father, the more the corporate state loathed him.

Carlson’s program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” had long been the most popular news program on cable

Carlson’s opinions are contrary to the goals of the managed decline of the American republic. And he had millions tuning in every night. Populist-nationalism represents the single greatest threat to the emerging transnational order of things.

Carlson was hammering away nightly at the administrative state, economic inequality, the suppression of thought and conscience, and the military-industrial complex. He wasn’t reckless like Trump. He had facts in back of him. And integrity.

Possibly the speech that led to his firing, Carlson speaks at the Heritage Foundation 50th Anniversary gala

Subservient to corporate state interests, putting a stop to consciousness raising is something around which all cable news media can come together. Carlson is still under contract. Can he go to another network? If not, then Murdoch has effectively silenced him for the 2024 election cycle.

But they misread the moment. Populist-nationalism is on the move. The elite won’t stop it by legally hassling Bannon and Trump or kicking Carlson off of Fox. They won’t stop it by menacing parents in the heartland. All that does is strengthen the case against them.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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