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 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.
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.