Acitivists Blackmail Companies To Silence Tucker Carlson For Saying Truth

Acitivists Blackmail Companies To Silence Tucker Carlson For Saying Truth

The cancel culture mob is after Tucker Carlson again, employing the help of big-name companies to punish him for his blunt refutation to the narratives spewed by Democrats and other people in power who don’t want to hear them.

While Carlson has long been an arbiter of truth ready to stand up against the swamp for the American people, a brand proven effective with his show’s consistently high primetime ratings, his content is not liked by everyone. As a matter of fact, Carlson is often targeted by establishment figures and other people on the left who disagree with him.

During his Wednesday evening segment, Carlson pointed out that the left’s attempts to control the narrative about the January Capitol riot strongly resemble the death of George Floyd in summer 2020.

In many places, the known facts bear no resemblance to the story they’re telling. They’re just flat out lying. … Think back to last spring, beginning of Memorial Day, BLM and their sponsors in corporate America completely changed this country. They changed this country more in five months than it changed in the previous 50 years. How’d they do that? They use the sad death of a man called George Floyd to upend our society. Months later, we learned that the story they told us about George Floyd’s death was an utter lie. There was no physical evidence that George Floyd was murdered by a cop. The autopsy showed that George Floyd almost certainly died of a drug overdose, fentanyl, but by that point, facts didn’t matter, it was too late. Cities had been destroyed, along with the fabric of this country itself. Scores of people had been killed. Democratic partisans used a carefully concocted myth, a lie, to bum rush America into overturning the old order and handing them much more power. It worked flawlessly. So why wouldn’t they do it again?

Carlson’s on-air statement is not really wrong; it was simply not what the leftist mob wanted to hear.

Documents released by the Minnesota Judicial Branch in August of 2020, months after Floyd’s death sparked destructive and deadly riots across the nation, clearly demonstrate that the black man who died while in police custody in May had a potentially “fatal level” of fentanyl in his system at the time of death. In one report, a medical examiner on the case even suggested Floyd had such a high level of fentanyl in his system that if he had been found dead at home, it would “be acceptable to call an O.D.” While the medical examiner clarified he was “not saying [fentanyl killed Floyd],” he acknowledged it may have played a larger role in Floyd’s death than first suspected.

Carlson’s monologue and blatant description of Floyd’s drug use shortly before his death outraged many people. Some called for Fox News to fire Carlson for his comments. Others said they hoped Floyd’s family would sue the host and network for the public “smear.” The biggest ask, however, came from progressive activist group Sleeping Giants, which took to Twitter to call for Fox News advertisers such as Cadillac, Verizon, General Motors, Amazon, Sandals Resort, and other big-name companies to pull their business from Fox or risk enabling white supremacy.

“HORRENDOUS: If you’re still advertising on Fox News, you are sponsoring and attaching your brand to conspiracies and racism. Full stop,” the organization tweeted shortly after Carlson’s segment, listing out the various sponsors along with emotional social media appeals to satisfy the Black Lives Matter crowd. “Advertising isn’t just trying to reach audiences. It’s an investment in more of the content you’re paying for. These brands can’t have it both ways. You’re either FOR racial justice and against white supremacy or you’re not. By sponsoring Fox News, you’re not. In fact, you’re making it a lot harder to achieve racial justice when you pay Fox to openly denigrate it like this.”

And in an appeal much like Brian Stelter’s demand for enabling Silicon Valley giants to shut down conservative media, primarily Fox News, Sleeping Giants called out cable companies for taking peoples’ money in exchange for the “naked racism, this defense of white supremacy, and these horrifying lies” put forth by the right-leaning television channel.

The Sleeping Giants campaign against Carlson and Fox News is nothing new. In 2018, the anti-conservative group organized a boycott of the TV host over Sleeping Giants’ verifiably false narrative that sullied Carlson’s critique of the Washington establishment’s immigration policy. In its campaign, the Sleeping Giants successfully pressured some advertisers to bow to the group’s wishes and abandon the network, granting them the power to be “gatekeepers of our political dialogue.”

Despite the left’s attempts to slander Carlson and throw Fox News under the bus with him, Carlson bounced back with a fervor that earned him the status of being one of the top cable TV hosts and granted him the ability to reach the American people from his familiar spot at a Fox News desk in front of the iconic blue background.

Carlson was right about Hunter Biden. He was right about last summer’s destructive riots. He was right about the corporate media’s treatment of former President Donald Trump. And he was right about how Washington, the corporate media, corporations, and other institutions exploited and manufactured a narrative about Floyd’s death to accomplish their political goals.

Jordan Davidson is a staff writer at The Federalist. She graduated from Baylor University where she majored in political science and minored in journalism.

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