Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently left the network, and it seems that officials with the Department of Defense are celebrating his departure. According to Politico, Carlson’s criticism of Biden-era personnel policies was popular among the rank-and-file, but not so much with upper-level officials.
While some Pentagon officials are happy to see Carlson go, many Republican voters are mourning his departure. Not only was Carlson the network’s top-rated host, but he was also a favorite among the conservative base.
Fox News is now paying a price for not having Carlson on its 8 PM show anymore. On the first night that a fill-in host replaced him, the key 25-54-year-old demographic that is so important to advertisers abandoned the network in droves.
While some may be cheering Carlson’s departure, it’s important to ask: is this really a win for America? Carlson was one of the few voices in the media who was willing to take a critical look at the Biden administration, and without him, who will hold them accountable?
It’s clear that the Biden administration and their allies in the media are thrilled to see Carlson go, but what does that say about their commitment to free speech and dissenting voices?
If we want a healthy democracy, we need to be able to have honest, open discussions about the issues facing our country, even if they make some people uncomfortable.
So while the Biden administration may be celebrating Tucker Carlson’s departure, true patriots should be mourning the loss of a valuable voice in the media. We can only hope that someone else steps up to take his place and continue the fight for truth and justice.