TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): The main thing that we learned on Friday night -- last Friday night, with the release of those previously undisclosed documents from Twitter -- is not that social media companies censor conservatives -- obviously, we knew that, no one's surprised to have it confirmed, no one denied it in the first place. No, what we learned on Friday is that Big Tech works aggressively and in secret with government agencies to subvert the outcome of what the rest of us assumed were free and fair elections.
During the 2020 election, Twitter did this with the help of the FBI, committing censorship on behalf of one candidate while working to hurt the other candidate. It is hard to imagine a more brazen attack on our democracy than this. This is not how our system is supposed to work. In fact, it's illegal. What Twitter did is a violation of the First Amendment, as well of a established campaign finance law that never declared those contributions to the Biden campaign. That's a crime.
Thanks to the reporting of Matt Taibbi, who received access to these documents from Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, we know that this happened. It's not a conspiracy theory -- it's a fact. But you wouldn't know what happened if you got your news from legacy media outlets in the U.S. In the days since Taibbi's jaw-dropping scoops, none of them have followed up on the story. Instead, they've dismissed the story as entirely normal. "Of course the FBI was working secretly with Twitter and the Biden campaign to control your brain by limiting your access to factual information. That's how elections work."