This past Sunday, Brian Stetler, from CNN, made outlandish claims. He claimed that “Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump,” and that the Fox News Host has “taken Trump’s place” as the leader of the conservative movement.
Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump. Tucker has taken Trump's place as a right-wing leader, an outrage generator, a fire-starter… pic.twitter.com/y8OzdAlSlN
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 14, 2021
“Tucker has taken Trump’s place as a right-wing leader, as an outrage generator, as a fire-starter, and it’s all happening on Fox, just like Trump’s campaign did.”
“Which means Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch are ultimately responsible,” Stelter added with his trademark expression of exaggerated concern. “I mean think about all the ways these two men are similar. Every day, Carlson is throwing bombs, making online memes, offending millions of people, also delighting millions of others, tapping into white male rage and resentment. Stoking distrust of Big Tech and the media, generally coarsening the discourse, never apologizing for anything, and setting the GOP’s agenda. Sounds like a recently retired president, right?”
Even looking past his quite lazy political analysis of false equivalence, it’s very impressive that Stetler is able to call anyone out for talking about their opinions, an extreme case of the pot calling the kettle black. Every weekend Stetler fires what he would describe as bombs at the conservative media. Every weekend, Stetler takes another sip of the woke kool-aid and rages over the acts of any who would dare to disagree on any issue pertaining to politics or culture. All the while, never apologizing for his or his networks obsessive declaration of stories which, upon any sort of investigation, later turn out to be just plain wrong– Russian collusion, Trump’s description of veterans as “losers”, or the recently debunked claim that Trump told an investigator to “find the fraud,” if we wanted to take the time to just name a few.
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) May 12, 2020
It is also kind of funny that Brian Stetler and his minions spread throughout the legacy media are now looking to destroy the “wrong types” of journalists. All this after spending the past 4 years figuratively pulling their hair out over supposed attacks on the press.
The thing to remember about all this is we have to keep the bigger picture in focus. While Stetler is desperately trying to obscure our focus, remember that this isn’t about Tucker Carlson at all, in the exact same way it was never about Trump.
The realist of the situation is that it’s completely about us, the true American conservatives, who seem to be just a faceless horde to leftists like Stetler here. To them, we are the villains who must be ideologically vanquished by the true saviors of modern media. Targetting ideas is difficult, but if you can pick out a figurehead it’s easier to build a strategy around. Until recently, they had Trump but now they are scrambling to dredge up a new person to base their strategy around.