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Video: Tucker Carlson relaunches on Twitter

Tucker Carlson returned to the digital airwaves on Tuesday, with his first episode of commentary on his new chosen platform — Twitter.

Fox News fired Carlson in late April, a sudden move many speculate was part of the fine print in the settlement with Dominion Voting Systems, which had filed a defamation lawsuit against the network.

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“Tucker on Twitter” Episode 1 garnered over 25 million views in the first four hours. Carlson talked about the war in Ukraine, the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam on the Dnieper River in Kherson Oblast, and who may have been responsible for blowing up the dam, which he called an “act of terrorism.” Serious flooding downriver has resulted, necessitating the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. Russia and Ukraine have each blamed the other for the dam’s demise. Carlson has his theories.

His first episode runs 10 minutes and had acquired over 31,500 comments, hundreds of thousands of “likes” and over 109,000 retweets in the first four hours after its launch. With the reach of over 25 million views, he has far surpassed what he had on Fox News, where he was the highest rated. In February, Carlson drew an audience of 3.5 million views, making “Tucker Carlson Tonight” the highest-rated cable news show.

Since he was fired from Fox, the ratings for that Fox time slot have dropped by 50% and the network’s audience among 25- to 54-year-olds has shrunk by 66%.

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. That was my first guess. those Proud Ukrainians done it. But! It can really be an act of terrorism while their nation is under war. During a war even Infrastructure is sacrificed for the land. Well! That’s one less dam that’ll continue to contribute flushing fresh water into the salt ocean melting the Arctic sea ice.

    • Dniper (Dnipro) feeds S into the Black Sea.

      Russians have held the dam for a year. They allowed water behind it to get high enough to overtop the dam. Last time that happened was the Oroville Dam in Cali in 2017. Overtopping caused significant damage to the main and emergency spillways, though the dam didn’t come down. Wouldn’t surprise me if this turns out to be a lot like the Nord Stream pipelines explosions, mostly Russian incompetence. Cheers –

  2. Just waiting for the predictable and inevitable shrill cries from every establishmentarian and status-quo quisling (cman/Maureen/Frank/Whidbey) about Tucker peddling “misinformation” and being a “Russian asset”.

  3. The news about the Ukrainian terrorist action of destroying the dam with missiles we supplied them is being fed to the public to distract from the ongoing demilitarization with the loss of 2,500 Ukranian conscripts and 40 NATO supplied tanks in 36 hours of their failing “counter offensive”. Senator Graham, the laughing hyena senator gloating that the best taxpayer money the US ever spent is killing human beings who happen to speak Russian, not mentioning the 10 to 1 kill ratio of Ukrainians liquidated for each “evil Russian” to achieve his Machivellian goals. One wonders how much laundered cash he brought home from his latest visit to Kiev.

  4. I differ from the view that Mr. Carlson was fired as part of the lawsuit. It may have been a consideration but my main money is on – as demonstrated by this first show – Tucker’s views on Ukraine. He was and is the principal figure asking hard questions about Ukraine. The amount of Western money pouring into Ukraine is staggering and there is no accountability. The US national interest in Ukraine is a muddled mess and many people are dying. Why? For what? I hope Tucker Carlson has a very deep and long-lasting run on Twitter.

  5. Best thing about Tucker is no more Fox News ! Fake news ! Thank you Tucker for being a Patriot and standing up to the media and exposing even more corruption ! Tucker will be noted in history for telling the truth and giving the middle finger to corrupt America !

  6. Good for Tucker. Break away from mainstream media. Fox is changing and going left, especially one Rupert is gone and his kids take over.

  7. Hire really good security Tucker. Please be safe.

    Remember when we used to be proud of our country and looked down our noses at the Soviet Union. We have become the Soviet Union.

    • No, now we just have Republicans who raise the new USSR under Putin and believe or enemies before our own government in EVERY case. The far-right purity test must be applied to everything and if you don’t qualify or you don’t believe in the deep state/Q’anon nonsense, then you are unworthy and should leave the country. History won’t judge these people kindly, you can bet on that.

  8. What will be interesting is seeing if Fox tries suing him for breach of contract.

    Say what you will about him, but Carlson isn’t dumb or reckless. But he does have a strong “in your face” streak.

  9. Glad to see Tucker is back. Missed his independent reporting. Hope this gets a large viewing.

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