Tucker Carlson calls those not defending Alex Jones and Infowars “foolish” and “cowardly”

Tucker Carlson calls those not defending Alex Jones and Infowars “foolish” and “cowardly”

Carlson: "The institutional right in Washington, afraid if being criticized, mostly stayed silent. That was foolish, and it was cowardly"

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From the August 17 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): As you probably heard, recently, many of the biggest tech companies joined in a coordinated effort to censor content from broadcaster Alex Jones. Apple, Facebook, Spotify, Vimeo, YouTube, Twitter, all of them pulled or froze Jones' accounts on the grounds that his views are too dangerous to be heard publicly.

The left, which seeks to crush anything it can't control, applauded the news.

The institutional right in Washington, afraid of being criticized, mostly stayed silent. That was foolish, and it was cowardly.

This isn't about Alex Jones or any one person. It's about the central principle of our society, and it's at stake here. Do people have a right to communicate their views? It doesn't matter what those views are, Alex Jones' views or anyone else's views. They may be misguided, they may be repugnant. Often, they are. But there is a remedy for repugnant views, make a counter-case. Defeat bad ideas with good ideas.

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Why are the most powerful companies in the world suddenly so threatened by an independent radio show host in Texas, that they are willing to lose business in order to make him shut up?

Previously:

On Fox News, Tucker Carlson defends Infowars and Alex Jones

Alex Jones names his allies in the fight against the globalists: Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey

Alex Jones gushes over Fox: "Think about where we'd be if it wasn't for Fox News"

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Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Tucker Carlson, Alex Jones
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Tucker Carlson Tonight, Infowars
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