(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Ignoring a cease-and-desist letter from his former employer, renegade commentator Tucker Carlson dropped the fourth installment of his increasingly popular Tucker on Twitter, and showcased again why deep state operatives are desperate to keep him muzzled.
Carlson’s show hit social media in the wake of Fox News Channel coming under fire for running a text banner, known as a chyron, under a split-screen shot of Donald Trump and President Joe Biden speaking after the former president had been arraigned in a Miami courtroom.
The message read, “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.”
“Those words were up for less than 30 seconds, but the effect was immediate,” Carlson said, adding that FNC executives went into a panic and “scolded” the chyron rebel, who Carlson described as a respected producer who had been with Fox for more than a decade and was “considered one of the most capable people in the building.”
Less than 24 hours later, after offering his resignation and two-weeks notice, the producer was told to immediately clear out his desk and was kicked to the curb, Carlson said. Fox News wasted no time issuing a public apology and claimed that matter “was addressed.”
Fox News still came under fire for the 27-second slip, Carlson said. The Washington Post declared that “suggesting that Biden is a dictator crossed the line,” while Ukraine war profiteer and Russia-gate fabulist Alexander Vindman on MSNBC demanded that the Pentagon pull Fox News from all U.S. military bases.
“In other words, Joe Biden must ban all criticism of himself because that’s what non-dictators do,” Carlson cracked.
“Democrats were very, very angry. But why were they angry. If the banner on Fox was false, why the hysteria?” Carlson asked.
“Lies don’t seem to bother anyone anymore. If some cable news producer had called Joe Biden a genius or accused him of being secretly Sudanese, would anyone be yelling about it? Would Fox News have apologized for it?”
Probably not, Carlson ventured.
“But calling Joe Biden a wanna-be dictator, that stung,” Carlson said, and delivered a scathing tongue-in-cheek outline of all the ways that Biden was obviously not a “wanna-be dictator,” which was really a daunting task, “quite a process, a lot of steps,” Carlson said.
Step one would be to enrich themselves and their families “even as the countries they govern grow steadily poorer and more desperate,” Carlson said, by accepting bribes and kickbacks, while using the government to funnel cash to themselves, “even as their own citizens languish in growing poverty” living in tents on streets.
The same group of dictators, of which Biden is obviously not a member, live lavish lifestyles with impunity, Carlson said, and if citizens rise up in protest, “they’re arrested and persecuted, even years after the fact,” Carlson said in a shaded comparison to J6 protestors that soon became glaringly clear.
“If citizens persist in believing they can gather in groups to protest they may be shot to death, a bullet to the throat,” Carlson said.
“And then, just to make the humiliation complete and the lesson gin clear to everyone else watching, their relatives can be arrested for daring to complain that their children were killed for complaining,” Carlson said. “That actually happens in some places. Ask Ashli Babbitt’s mother. Here she is in handcuffs. That’s the message a wanna-be dictator would send.”
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Carlson continued to list different traits of dictators, of which Biden was not one and shared none of the qualifiers, explaining that, “If Joe Biden was a wanna-be dictator, he’d have the family to match.”
Saddam Hussein’s thug offspring, for example, “lived above the law, indulging their most decadent fantasies with total confidence they would never be held to account by the police,” Carlson said.
“As the sons of a dictator, they knew they could do exactly what they wanted. There’s no one like that around Joe Biden,” Carlson intoned over a picture of a half-naked, drugged-out Hunter Biden.
Like a real wanna-be dictator, Biden “doesn’t have weird sex scandals at the heart of his family that no one in the media will ever talk about,” Carlson quipped, or glaringly obvious physical and mental issues that a compliant press ignores.
“Journalists would say something,” Carlson assured. “This isn’t North Korea. We don’t have state-media here.”
Biden shares no dictator qualities like censoring social media or spying on citizens, Carlson deadpanned, noting a recent report that “revealed that the highly non-dictatorial Biden administration is busy tracking the phones of millions of Americans without their knowledge and without bothering to get a warrant.”
Like any self-respecting dictator, Biden also doesn’t “do photo-ops in mirrored sunglasses, driving a sports cars to convince you he isn’t frail and senile, but instead powerful, virile and wise,” Carlson voiced over photos of Biden wearing mirrored aviator shades and driving a convertible Corvette.
The dictator wanna-be that is Joe Biden most certainly is not would never hold an infamous Red Rally to demonize his opponents and threaten his fellow Americans, because Biden has repeatedly assured that “American’s children are our children,” Carlson said.
“A nation is like a family and every family has a head, a father. That’s Joe Biden, our nation’s father and this, ladies and gentlemen, is now his Fatherland,” Carlson concluded. “Just don’t call it a dictatorship, or we’ll have to issue a statement disavowing you.”