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  • TUCKER CARLSON IS UP NEXT.

  • HAVE A GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY.

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  • >> Tucker: GOOD EVENING AND

  • WELCOME TO "TUCKER CARLSON

  • TONIGHT."

  • LAST NIGHT, WE DID SOMETHING WE

  • DON'T DO VERY OFTEN.

  • WE SPENT THE ENTIRE FIRST BLOCK

  • OF THE SHOW ON THE SAME TOPIC.

  • WE TOLD YOU ABOUT BLACK LIVES

  • MATTER, TOLD YOU WHILE BLACK

  • LIVES MATTER BELIEVES.

  • WE TOLD YOU WHAT THE GROUP PLANS

  • TO DO WITH OUR COUNTRY WHEN THEY

  • AMASSED UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNTS OF

  • POWER.

  • THE SEGMENT WENT ON FOR

  • 20 MINUTES.

  • BUT IN THE END A LOT OF PEOPLE

  • SAW IT.

  • THE SHOW TURNED OUT TO BE THE

  • MOST-WATCHTOWER OF PRIME TIME

  • TELEVISION IN THE COUNTRY

  • YESTERDAY COME OUT RATED

  • EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT WE NEVER

  • TALK ABOUT RATINGS AND WE'RE

  • DEFINITELY NOT TELLING YOU THIS

  • TO BRAG ABOUT IT, IS ALREADY

  • MORE THAN ENOUGH BRAGGING AND

  • TELEVISION, THAT'S FOR SURE.

  • IN ANY CASE, NOTHING IN

  • TELEVISION LASTS FOREVER.

  • NEXT WEEK WE WILL PROBABLY GET

  • BEATEN BY A 3:00 A.M. RE-AIR OF

  • "GILLIGAN'S ISLAND."

  • THE POINT OF TELLING YOU THIS IS

  • TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT

  • ALONE.

  • YOU MAY FEEL LIKE YOU ARE.

  • SUDDENLY, YOUR OPINIONS QUALIFY

  • AS CRIMES.

  • DARE TO SAY WHAT YOU THINK AT

  • WORK AND YOU WILL BE FIRED IN

  • THE MIDDLE OF A RECESSION.

  • WRITE WHAT YOU THINK ONLINE AND

  • YOU WILL BE SILENCED BY THE BIG

  • TECH COMPANIES SO YOU KEEP YOUR

  • VIEWS TO YOURSELF.

  • YOU HAVE NO CHOICE.

  • A LOT OF AMERICANS ARE DOING

  • THAT RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE STAYING

  • QUIET AND COURSE THAT IS THE

  • POINT OF CENSORSHIP, TO KEEP

  • PEOPLE ISOLATED AND ALONE, TO

  • PREVENT A CONSENSUS THAT

  • CHALLENGES THOSE IN CHARGE.

  • IF YOU'RE FORCED TO SHUT UP THEY

  • CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT TO YOU AND

  • YOUR COUNTRY, THAT'S WHY THEY DO

  • APPEAR LAST NIGHT SHOW ADJUSTED

  • THEY HAVE NOT YET SUCCEEDED,

  • THOUGH THEY ARE TRYING.

  • MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF

  • AMERICANS AGREE WITH YOU.

  • YOU ARE NOT CRAZY.

  • YOUR VIEWS ARE NOT EVIL.

  • WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THIS

  • COUNTRY RIGHT NOW IS COMPLETELY

  • AND TOTALLY WRONG AND THAT WILL

  • BE OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE SOME DAY

  • WHEN OUR REVOLUTION HAS ENDED.

  • FOR NOW, MOST ARE TOO AFRAID TO

  • SAY THAT.

  • ONE OF THE REASONS WE GET TO SAY

  • THAT AND OFTEN DO IS THAT

  • FOX NEWS IS AN INDEPENDENT

  • COMPANY, WE ARE NOT DEPENDENT ON

  • THE PROGRESSIVE TECH MONOPOLY

  • GOOGLE TO MAKE A LIVING HERE,

  • THANK HEAVEN.

  • MOST MEDIA COMPANIES ARE

  • DEPENDENT ON GOOGLE, GOOGLE

  • CONTROL 70% OF ALL ONLINE

  • ADVERTISING.

  • SO IF YOU'RE IN THE NEWS

  • BUSINESS, YOU WILL OBEY GOOGLE

  • PAY WHEN GOOGLE TELLS UNITIES IN

  • THE COMING YOU DO IT, YOU HAVE

  • NO CHOICE.

  • THEY CAN BANKRUPT YOU IN A

  • MINUTE AND THEY WILL.

  • IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY, NO

  • SINGLE ENTITY HAS EVER HAD MORE

  • CONTROL OVER INFORMATION THAN

  • GOOGLE DOES RIGHT NOW.

  • SO IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE

  • CONCENTRATION OF POWER IN THE

  • HANDS OF A FEW UNACCOUNTABLE

  • ACTORS AND YOU VERY MUCH SHOULD

  • BE, NOBODY HAS MORE UNCHECKED

  • POWER THAN GOOGLE DOES.

  • THIS AFTERNOON, NBC NEWS DECIDED

  • TO USE SOME OF GOOGLE'S POWER TO

  • SHUT DOWN A COUPLE OF ITS

  • COMPETITORS.

  • POWER IS USEFUL FOR THAT.

  • IN NBC EMPLOYEE, A SCREEN FROM A

  • LEFT-WING ACTIVIST GROUP IN

  • ENGLAND ANNOUNCING TWO SITES AS

  • "RACIST."

  • GOOGLE IMMEDIATELY TOOK THE

  • BAIT, OF COURSE, THE COMPANY

  • THREATENED TO BAN BOTH

  • ORGANIZATIONS FROM GOOGLE'S AD

  • PLATFORM, IN OTHER WORDS, CUT

  • OFF THEIR REVENUE.

  • SHE NEARLY FIRED OFF A VICTORY

  • TWEET BOASTING ABOUT THE

  • CENSORSHIP SHE HAD INSPIRED.

  • SHE CALLED THE TWO SITES

  • FAR-WRIGHT, A TERM THAT HAS NO

  • MEANING BUT DOES SUGGEST SOME

  • KIND OF IMMORAL BEHAVIOR.

  • AT THE END OF HER TWEET SHE

  • THANKED THE ACTIVIST WHO HELPED

  • HER TO A SILENCED COMPETING

  • VIEWS.

  • "FOR THEIR HARD WORK."

  • ADELE SEEMED TO MAKE VERY

  • SATISFIED WITH HERSELF, SHE'D

  • DONE HER PART FOR THE REVOLUTION

  • TODAY.

  • SO WHAT DID ZERO HEDGE END OF

  • THE FEDERALIST TO DO TO DESERVE

  • THIS?

  • TO BE DEMONETIZED?

  • WE ASKED GOOGLE AND THEY TOLD US

  • THAT THE SITES MAINTAIN

  • "UNMODERATED COMMENT SECTIONS,"

  • IN OTHER WORDS, READERS GET TO

  • SAY WHAT THEY WANT.

  • GOOGLE FINDS THIS INTOLERABLE.

  • FACED WITH DESTRUCTION, THE

  • FEDERALIST HAD NO CHOICE TO

  • SUBMIT TO GOOGLE, DELETED THEIR

  • COMMENT SECTION ENTIRELY.

  • ZERO HEDGE IT DOES STILL HAVE

  • COMMENTS SO IT HAS BEEN

  • DEMONETIZED TRADE WE WILL SEE IF

  • THEY CAN CONTINUE OPERATING MADE

  • ALL THIS RAISES AN INTERESTING

  • QUESTION.

  • GOOGLE SAYS IT NOW HOLDS

  • CONSERVATIVE WEB SITES

  • RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COMMENTS OF

  • THEIR READERS.

  • AND YET, IRONY OF IRONIES,

  • THANKS TO A SPECIAL CARVE OUT

  • GOOGLE HAS RECEIVED FROM THE

  • UNITED STATES CONGRESS,

  • SOMETHING THEY CALL SECTION 2:30

  • OF THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY

  • ACT, GOOGLE ITSELF IS NOT

  • RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTENT ON ITS

  • PLATFORM BECAUSE OF CONGRESS AS

  • IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE.

  • SO IF YOU ARE SLANDERED BY

  • SOMEONE, FOR EXAMPLE, AND THAT

  • SLANDER PASSES THROUGH GOOGLE

  • SERVERS, YOU CANNOT SUE GOOGLE

  • OVER IT.

  • GOOGLE IS IMMUNE FROM THE

  • CONSEQUENCES, IMMUNITY IS A NICE

  • THING TO HAVE IF YOU ARE BIG

  • COMPANY, FOX NEWS DOESN'T HAVE

  • IT.

  • BUT AGAIN, THANKS TO CONGRESS

  • GOOGLE DOES HAVE IMMUNITY AND

  • THAT'S ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS

  • THAT GOOGLE'S FOUNDERS ARE SOME

  • OF THE MOST RICH AND POWERFUL

  • PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE

  • CONGRESS ALLOWS THEM TO BE.

  • SENATOR JOSH ALI POINTED THIS

  • OUT TODAY.

  • LET'S HOPE HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES

  • ACT SOON TO REVOKE THIS

  • PRIVILEGE.

  • IF GOOGLE WILL NOT EXTEND THOSE

  • PROTECTIONS TO OTHERS, GOOGLE

  • SHOULD NOT ENJOY THOSE

  • PROTECTIONS ITSELF, OBVIOUSLY.

  • GOOGLE SHOULD HAVE FACED THESE

  • CONSEQUENT IS A LONG TIME AGO,

  • CONGRESS SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS

  • YEARS AGO.

  • IT'S BEEN CLEAR FOR A VERY LONG

  • TIME THAT THE BIG TECH

  • MONOPOLIES HAVE NOW SURPASSED

  • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS THE

  • CHIEF THREAT TO OUR LIBERTY.

  • >> GOOGLE IS THE MOST POWERFUL

  • COMPANY IN THE HISTORY OF THE

  • WORLD, THE PORTAL THROUGH WHICH THE BULK OF OUR INFORMATION

  • THE BULK OF OUR INFORMATION

  • FLOWS.

  • THAT MEANS THAT IF GOOGLE ISN'T

  • ON THE LEVEL, NEITHER IS OUR

  • UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD.

  • TO AN UNPRECEDENTED EXTENT,

  • GOOGLE CONTROLS REALITY.

  • GOOGLE HAS ALREADY SHOWN A

  • DISTURBING WILLINGNESS TO

  • DISTORT REALITY FOR IDEOLOGICAL

  • ENDS.

  • >> Tucker: AND NOW IT IS

  • HAPPENING, GOOGLE IS ACTING

  • DIRECTLY TO SAY WHAT PEOPLE CAN

  • SAY AND WHAT THEY ARE ALLOWED TO

  • SPEAK, A DIRECT EFFORT TO STIFLE

  • FREE SPEECH MADE ALL OF THAT IS

  • EVEN TRUER TODAY.

  • SO WHY HASN'T CONGRESS DONE

  • ANYTHING ABOUT THIS?

  • WE'D LOVE TO ASK SENATOR MIKE

  • LEE OF UTAH, WE INVITED HIM ON

  • THE SHOW TONIGHT.

  • HE WOULD NOT COME.

  • WE'VE INVITED HIM BEFORE, HE

  • WOULD NOT COME THEN.

  • WHY DO WE ASK HIM?

  • HE CHAIRS THE SENATE'S ANTITRUST

  • SUBCOMMITTEE, HE'S THE MAN WHO

  • COULD DO SOMETHING TO PROTECT

  • YOU FROM GOOGLE BUT HE HAS NOT

  • BOTHERED TO DO THAT.

  • INSTEAD, HE'S REPEATEDLY TAKEN

  • THE SIDE OF THE BIG TECH

  • COMPANIES OVER YOUR

  • CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT.

  • THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT MIKE

  • LEE IS SWORN TO UPHOLD AND

  • PROTECT BUT REFUSES TO.

  • WHY IS MIKE LEE STILL SITTING IN

  • THE UNITED STATES SENATE?

  • HE SHOULD NOT BE IN THE SENATE,

  • THAT IS FOR SURE.

  • WE HOPE MIKE LEE IS SOUNDLY

  • DEFEATED IN HIS PRIMARY BY

  • SOMEONE WHO CARES ABOUT THE

  • CONSTITUTION AND ABOUT

  • PROTECTING AMERICANS FROM THE

  • ACTUAL THREATS THEY FACE.

  • WE WILL CELEBRATE IT WHEN IT

  • HAPPENS, WE TRUST IT WELL.

  • SO HOW ABOUT HOUSE REPUBLICANS?

  • THIS SPRING, DOUG COLLINS, THE

  • RANKING MEMBER OF THE HOUSE

  • JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AND THE

  • RANKING MEMBER OF THE ANTITRUST

  • SUBCOMMITTEE RELEASED A LETTER

  • DEFENDING GOOGLE AND THE OTHER

  • TECH MONOPOLIES FROM SCRUTINY.

  • THEY ATTACK ANY INVESTIGATION OF

  • THE TECH COMPANIES THAT MIGHT

  • HAVE "PRECONCEIVED CONCLUSIONS

  • THAT LARGE TECH COMPANIES ARE