TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Every major tech company is already controlled by billionaires. That's been the case for a long time, so this is nothing new. The reason today's sale of Twitter is big news, the reason it could turn out to be a pivot point in our history is that Elon Musk does not agree with the rest of the billionaires in the tech business.
Unlike the leaders of Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk believes in free speech. He thinks everyone should be allowed to talk including people who disagree with him. "I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter," Elon Musk wrote today on his new platform, "because that's what free speech means."
Now, that sounds like an entirely American sentiment but in this atmosphere that is a revolutionary posture. Of the five companies that control the flow of virtually all information that is consumed by the citizens of this country, Twitter is by far the smallest of the group, but it doesn't matter. One platform going rogue is enough to break the monopoly. That means that you now have real options for expressing yourself.
Going forward if you disagree with the administration's latest directive, you get to say so out loud to an audience.