Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson sent waves through the media when he criticized Black Lives Matter. In response, left-wing organization Media Matters compelled numerous companies to boycott his show.
The goal was simple: pressure Fox News to fire Carlson over a massive loss in revenue or get the conservative to apologize to the radical group.
Instead, Carlson stood by his convictions. He called out BLM as a political party that can’t even be criticized. And it appears his viewers stood with him. In fact, it appears he earned many new viewers, to boot:
Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson closed out television’s second quarter with one for the record books: his Tucker Carlson Tonight finished the quarter as the highest-rated program in all of cable news for the first time since the show’s launch, delivering an average total audience of 4.331 million viewers.
In the process, Carlson broke a record held by his colleague, Sean Hannity, for the highest-rated quarter of any cable news program—ever.
There is a full-court press by liberals in the media to suppress and silence conservatives, in light of the 2020 Election. Black Lives Matter and other radical groups are being embraced by Democrats, who believe they can help them win the White House.
This is not the first time Media Matters or other liberal groups tried to take down a popular conservative host.
But this might be the first time they did it—not over an alleged act of wrongdoing—but because Carlson dared to criticize a group on the left.
The massive surged in viewership suggests that many Americans are not on the side of the censoring left. Perhaps out of shock that the establishment tried to do this to Carlson, they flocked to his side.
Much like what happened after HBO censored Gone With the Wind, patriotic Americans are standing up for what they believe in.
As Carlson enjoys a record-breaking month, other news outlets are floundering. Few rival networks had ratings that came close to Carlson’s.
And CNN, perhaps the network with the most liberal bias, saw some of their lowest ratings ever.
- Leftist groups tried to shut down Tucker Carlson’s show by pressuring his advertisers.
- Carlson’s show ended up breaking records with the highest viewership in all cable news.
- The surge of support suggests many Americans are not on board with the left’s censorship agenda.