On Tuesday, Tucker Carlson, the former Fox News host and co-founder of the Daily Caller, made his Twitter debut by sharing a monologue discussing the ongoing Ukraine war and his critique of the media’s coverage.
In his monologue, Carlson addressed the recent events unfolding in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, starting with a significant dam explosion that occurred in Russian-occupied territory on Tuesday morning.
“This morning, it looks like somebody blew up the Kakhovka Dam in southern Ukraine. The rushing wall of water wiped out entire villages, destroyed a critical hydropower plant, and as of tonight, puts the largest nuclear reactor in Europe in danger of melting down. So, if this was intentional, it was not a military tactic — it was an act of terrorism,” Carlson began.
According to The Washington Post, both the Ukrainian and Russian governments traded accusations, claiming that the other side intentionally caused the destruction of the dam as an act of sabotage.
“Blowing up the dam may be bad for Ukraine, but it hurts Russia more. And for precisely that reason, the Ukrainian government has considered destroying it. In December, The Washington Post quoted a Ukrainian general saying his men had fired American-made rockets at the dam’s floodgate, as a test strike,” Carlson stated.
Moving on to another topic, Carlson addressed The Washington Post’s report which revealed that the United States had prior knowledge of Ukrainian plans to target the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline months before its destruction. The Post’s story relied on an intelligence leak that originated from the social media platform Discord.
“So, really, once the facts start coming in, it becomes much less of a mystery what might have happened to the dam. Any fair person would conclude that the Ukrainians probably blew it up — just as you would assume they blew up Nord Stream, the Russian natural gas pipeline, last fall. And in fact, the Ukrainians did do that, as we now know. It’s not like Vladimir Putin is anxious to wage war on himself,” he said.
Carlson proceeded to criticize the way the corporate media handled the coverage of the Nord Stream 2 explosion, mocking their immediate attribution of blame to Russia without considering the possibility that Ukraine could be responsible for the attack on the pipeline.
“Oh, but that’s where you’re wrong, Mr. and Mrs. Cable News Consumer. Vladimir Putin is exactly that sort of man — the sort of man who’d shoot himself to death in order to annoy you. We know this from the American media, which wasted no time this morning in accusing the Russians of sabotaging their own infrastructure,” Carlson remarked.
“No one who’s paid to cover these things seemed to entertain even the possibility it could have been the Ukrainians who did it. No chance of that. Ukraine, as you may have heard, is led by a man called Zelensky, and we can say for a dead certain fact that he was not involved. He couldn’t have been. Zelensky is too decent for terrorism,” Carlson added.