On his show Thursday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson made the case for a thorough vetting of the 2020 presidential election and any irregularities reported, saying that “awful things” will come if the American people don’t trust the integrity of the election and its outcome.
“Election was on Tuesday,” Carlson said on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “We still don’t know the outcome. What happens next? And how long does it go on?”
He recapped the Florida recount of 2000 after Democratic candidate Al Gore lost by a tiny sliver of votes, saying that the 37 days of uncertainty were “excruciating,” but “in the end, well worth it.”
In the process, Carlson said, the public got to see every step of the process, what the complaints were, and how they were resolved, because the media covered everything that happened.
Media could shut down election
Carlson argued that the media could very well refuse to cover a recount process in a fair way or fail to cover any developments that favor President Donald Trump. “A lot has changed over two decades,” Carlson said.
“It is entirely possible now that someday soon, the news media will decide to shut this election down. Believe it or not, effectively, they have the power to do that,” he continued.
If those in the media and government cared about the country, Carlson said, they would be transparent and cover everything that happened so that an honest election result could happen and the people could trust the result.
“But let’s say you didn’t care at all. Let’s say all you cared about was power,” Carlson said. “In that case, you’d go on television and declare Joe Biden the president-elect, even as other states were still counting votes and serious questions about the legitimacy of ballots remained unanswered. You wouldn’t care. You’d just shut it down.”
Censoring social media
If Trump, his campaign, or his more than 70 million voters made a fuss over the media shutdown, Carlson said, then social media could just censor their posts. Big tech has already been engaging in censorship, so it wouldn’t be too difficult for them to ramp it up and just make the protestations go away.
It didn’t work so well for them with the New York Post Hunter Biden email story — or did it? If more voters had heard the story or been persuaded, we might not be talking about razor-thin margins that have to be contested in court in the first place.
The New York Times Twitter page declared this week that “The role of declaring the winner of a presidential election in the United States falls to the news media.” They later deleted their obviously false claim, but that doesn’t mean they still don’t think they’re in charge.
Now, we get to see whether the media cares about the people or just their own — Democrat– agenda. Will they expose themselves to the American people as the corrupted empty shells they really are?