From Fox News to Russia, Tucker Carlson left the mainstream media and just landed one of the biggest interviews of his life as an independent journalist. I’m telling ya folks, the mainstream media is like spoon-feeding dumpster juice to a three-eyed baby while the independent people give you caviar on the silver spoon. I don’t like either of them, but Tucker Carlson leaving the mainstream media could be the best thing to happen to journalism in our lifetime. And of course, now that he’s landed an interview with Vladimir Putin in Russia, the harpies are gonna freak out over it. Sorry mainstream, you just can’t compete with a man on a mission like Tucker Carlson.
So how much trouble is Tucker Carlson really in? First of all, I have no idea what it means when you say someone can be sanctioned. You would think I should know that, right? I don’t. I got no clue. I guess it means Tucker Carlson made some political figure mad and they’re about to cry into that box of Kleenex that conveniently sits next to their sticky keyboard. So I Googled it. To sanction someone means to punish them by penalty of the court, like a fine or penalty ordered by the court. In other words, if you’re a Democrat city, then you probably sanction thieves by sending them on their way so they can rob Walgreens until it closes down and a radical ‘sQuaD’ member calls them racist for closing down, cough cough Ayanna Pressley.
Now that we established what it means to be sanctioned, let’s see what Tucker Carlson got himself into by interviewing Putin. Newsweek reported that some European Parliament figures might be a little upset by the interview. A man named Guy Verhofstadt spoke with Newsweek to give them the rundown. First of all, is Guy his name or preferred pronoun? Honest question, right? OK, I’m joking. I know it’s his pronoun. OK OK, for real this time. Newsweek said this:
Carlson’s work in Russia could see the former Fox News host in hot water with the EU, Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian Prime Minister and current member of the European Parliament, told Newsweek.
The lawmaker—who has called for the EU to explore imposing a “travel ban” on Carlson—described Carlson as “a mouthpiece” of former President Donald Trump and Putin, adding: “As Putin is a war criminal and the EU sanctions all who assist him in that effort, it seems logical that the External Action Service examine his case as well.”
Why did Tucker Carlson interview Putin? He explained it in the video below. Newsweek said Tucker Carlson also asked to interview Volodymyr Zelensky, that guy who loves dressing like his mom is sending him to a summer camp for boys who like to take billions in foreign aide from America. To be honest, if I was a real journalist, then I’d want to interview both of them as well. A real journalist would get both sides of the story and not edit things out of it. I think the world would appreciate that and it could help both sides understand each other more. Maybe it would even lead to a resolution that would stop all the conflicts. Most of all, if it helped bring peace by increasing the communications, then at least America could stop sending them our money. That would be nice, right?
Tucker Carlson is right when he says this: “We are not here because we love Vladimir Putin….We are not encouraging you to agree with what Putin may say in this interview, but we are urging you to watch it. You should know as much as you can.” WE SHOULD KNOW AS MUCH AS WE CAN! BOOM!!!! MIC DROP!!! SUCK IT!!!! Now here’s the good part from Newsweek’s story. It seems like there won’t be sanctions unless they’re really, really mad and want to go through all this trouble over a guy interviewing Putin – and to be honest, if they did this, it would say more about them than it does anyone else. It’s almost like they’re willing to punish a journo for interviewing a world leader. Look man, all I want is for the conflict to end, same as everyone else with a working brain on this planet. Newsweek reported this:
The EU’s External Action Service (EAS) is the bloc’s diplomatic arm, responsible for foreign policy. For an individual to be added to the EU’s sanctions list, evidence must be presented to the EAS for review. If deemed sufficient, the EAS can then present the case to the European Council—the body made up of EU national leaders—which takes the final decision on whether to impose sanctions.
As such, any hypothetical sanctions for Carlson may be some way off, even if the move has sufficient support among European lawmakers and heads of state.
Alone, members of the Parliament do not have the power to impose sanctions. Given the fierce struggles within the Council over several rounds of sanctions—including on individuals linked to the Kremlin—adding Carlson to that list would prove a tall order.
So basically, that. No one should ever be mad at someone interviewing a world power, no matter how good or bad that person may be perceived. If it was me, then I’d be interviewing both Putin and Zelensky too. Shouldn’t every real journalist want to hear both sides of the story? Now enjoy the video and follow Tucker Carlson on X where he’s making a huge statement to support independent journalism for all.