Tucker Carlson Quotes
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“After more than 30 years in the middle of it, we could tell you stories. The best you can hope for in the news business at this point is the freedom to tell the fullest truth that you can.
But there are always limits. And you know that if you bump up against those limits often enough, you will be fired for it.”
“Amazingly, as of tonight, there aren’t many platforms left that allow free speech. The last big one remaining in the world, the only one, is Twitter, where we are now.
Twitter has long served as the place where our national conversation incubates and develops. Twitter is not a partisan site — everybody’s allowed here, and we think that’s a good thing. And yet, for the most part the news you see analyzed on Twitter comes from media organizations that are themselves thinly disguised propaganda outlets. You see it on cable news, you talk about it on Twitter.
The result may feel like a debate but actually the gatekeepers are still in charge. We think that’s a bad system. Starting soon, we’ll be bringing a new version of the show we’ve been doing for the last six-and-a-half years to Twitter.”
“Death and irrelevance are coming to all of us.”
“Free speech is the main right that you have. Without it, you have no others.”
“Suffering does amazing things to people, they become very different in a very short period of time, in many cases, they get a lot wiser an alot braver and become very much more worth listening to.”
“We now know the FBI is riddled with incompetent partisan hacks. The intelligence community seems to exist mostly to spy on you and leak information about politicians it dislikes. Your state and local governments are full of bureaucrats who are paid more to deliver less every year and then retire with a fat pension in their 50s.
Academia meanwhile is apparently dominated by lazy mediocrities more interested in political activism than in teaching. there is a lot of rot in our halls of power, but our federal courts may be the most decayed institution of all...”
“You often hear people say the news is full of lies. But most of the time that’s not exactly right. Much of what you see on television or read in The New York Times is in fact true in the literal sense, but that doesn’t make it true. It’s not true.
At the most basic level, the news you consume is a lie. A lie of the stealthiest and most insidious kind. Facts have been withheld on purpose along with proportion and perspective. You are being manipulated.”
Politicians, Partisans, and Parasites Quotes
“If the pope were caught on tape tomorrow worshiping Satan, the story would likely die within a day. It would be too implausible. Video or not, no one would believe it.”
Ship of Fools Quotes
“A 2013 study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that two-thirds of children who say they believe they were born the wrong gender change their minds and come to accept their biological sex.
Another study, by clinical psychologist Devita Singh, found that without adult intervention, 88 percent of kids ultimately evolve out of gender confusion.”
“A 2018 study at MIT found that fully three-quarters of Uber drivers earned less than the minimum hourly wage in the states where they were driving. Almost a third of them lost money in the deal.
In effect, they were paying Uber to drive. It was a pretty good deal for Uber. The company’s thirty-nine-year-old founder had a personal net worth of $5 billion.”
“A vibrant, self-sustaining bourgeoisie is the backbone of most successful nations, but it is essential to a democracy.”
“By 2016, when the Democrats faced off against Donald Trump, there were virtually no immigration skeptics remaining on the left. The same politicians and intellectuals who had once acknowledged a need to enforce the border and protect workers now disavowed their old views and suggested those who still held them were racist.
The Democratic Party had given up trying to represent the working class, in favor of investors and welfare recipients — and by 2016, illegal immigrants.”
“By voter registration, D.C. is the most Democratic city in America. Yet the instincts of the people who live there are deeply conservative. Washingtonians hate change. More than anything, they hate to be told they’re wrong, or their ideas are stupid, especially when they are. This explains much of official Washington’s hostility to Donald Trump.”
“Caring deeply is the only measure that matters. That’s why their consciences remain untroubled, no matter how many times they violate the standards they demand of others.”
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“Countries can survive war and famines and disease. They cannot survive leaders who despise their own people.”
“Facebook’s photo-sharing site Instagram may be even worse for human well-being. A 2017 survey by the British Royal Society for Public Health found that Instagram was the most harmful of all the major social networks. Use of the app caused loneliness, anxiety over body image, and other maladies.”
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“When you snatch little pieces of other people’s lives and try to palm them off as your own, that’s more disgusting than anything. Robin Williams is a huge thief. Denis Leary is a huge thief. His whole stand-up career is based on Bill Hicks, a brilliant guy who died years ago.”
“In politics as in life, nothing is really hidden, only ignored. A candidate’s character is transparent.”
“One of the most remarkable things about our immigration policy is how unpopular it is. Only the ruling class supports it. For more than fifty years, Gallup has polled Americans on whether they want more immigration, less immigration, or about the same amount.
Not a single time has a plurality supported higher immigration levels. When Americans are asked what their preferred level of annual immigration is, they almost always want less than the current norm of about one million new legal immigrants per year. America was radically and permanently changed, against the will of its own population, by the people who run the country.
Dare to complain about that and you’ll be shouted down as a bigot, as if demanding representation in a democracy were immoral. Not surprisingly, many voters have concluded that our democracy isn’t real. In important ways, it’s not.”
“The collapse of mainline Protestantism left a void in the hearts of America’s ruling class. The environmental movement fills it.”
“Trump’s election wasn’t about Trump. It was a throbbing middle finger in the face of America’s ruling class. It was a gesture of contempt, a howl of rage, the end result of decades of selfish and unwise decisions made by selfish and unwise leaders.
Happy countries don’t elect Donald Trump president. Desperate ones do. In retrospect, the lesson seemed obvious: Ignore voters for long enough and you get Donald Trump.”
“Various experts tried to explain the trend. Was it sexism? Russian propaganda? Hillary’s failure to campaign in the upper Midwest? Almost nobody suggested the obvious: if voters think you hate them for how they were born, they won’t vote for you.”
“Would you be a good parent if you despised your children? Would you be a good officer if you didn’t care about the lives of your soldiers?”
The Long Slide Quotes
“Magazine journalism is worth remembering. They're mostly gone now, but for a long time magazines played a significant role in the life of the country.
If you wanted to understand what the rest of the world was like, you read magazines.”
“Magnets don’t just attract. They also repel.”
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“Redistribution depends on three things, amnesia, meaning you don't remember the murderous paths of these beliefs. Envy, you hate the successful in the present and used people who have nothing to earn yet.”
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