Fox News host Tucker Carlson is warning that the FBI can’t be allowed to become a secret police force, which it appears to be heading toward, while also pointing out the absurd hypocrisy of Twitter’s former head of Safety and Security, Yoel Roth.
(Video Credit: Fox News)
Carlson rang the alarm bell over the FBI being weaponized and becoming just this side of a fascist secret police force concerning its entanglement with social media giants and manipulating elections.
“So this is a stop-the-presses story. The FBI is the largest and most powerful domestic law enforcement agency in the world. It can’t become a secret police force. If it does, this is no longer a free country and it’s no better than, say, Russia under Putin. Or any authoritarian state. It is an authoritarian state, by definition, if the largest domestic law enforcement agency starts to play in domestic politics. But they are, and we know that, and no one’s saying anything about it. And that’s very strange,” he pointed out.
He also noted during the segment that Yoel Roth, who censored The Babylon Bee and others over joking about transgenders, mocked them as well and then attempted to scrub it from his history. He actually referred to those joking about the politically expedient transgender movement as “life-threatening.”
“We do know that the Twitter executive who went to those meetings, the meetings with the FBI, was a man called Yoel Roth. Now, if you think about it, it was never clear what Yoel Roth was doing at Twitter in the first place. Yoel Roth had no technical expertise of any kind, didn’t know anything about hacking, foreign affairs, didn’t know anything about Russia,” Carlson noted, referring to Roth’s vague position as head of Safety and Security.
He went on to list Roth’s dubious qualifications which are less than work-friendly.
“What does he know about? Well, Yoel Roth received a Ph.D. in the study of Grindr, the gay sex hookup app from a place called UPenn, the University of Pennsylvania, purportedly an Ivy League school you should be impressed by,” he quipped.
“We’re not making this up by the way. Grindr appears more than 800 times in his research. And UPenn, gave him a Ph.D. for that. So whatever you think of that, how did that get Yoel Roth into the position that he occupied at Twitter where he was in charge of what you were allowed to say and think? Well, the one qualification we know Yoel Roth did have is he does not believe in free speech, period. And he made that very clear in an interview last week,” Carlson stated, referring to Roth’s stance on allowing people to speak their minds via the First Amendment.
Carlson went on to mock Roth who accused The Babylon Bee and Libs of TikTok of “life-threatening” behavior for bringing transgenderism to the attention of the American public.
“It’s so great. It’s ‘life-threatening’ to tell jokes. It’s life-threatening. What’s interesting about speech codes always and everywhere, and specifically the speech codes that Yoel Roth has devoted his life, over the past several years, to uphold is that they change constantly, and you never know when they change or on what grounds they change. They just change. And you’re usually caught in the crossfire. And you’re busted for saying something you didn’t even know you weren’t allowed to say,” he explained.
Former Twitter moderators like Yoel Roth admitted they were censoring opinions simply because they personally disagreed with them. It's ridiculous.
I'm glad Elon has driven out all of these whiners. pic.twitter.com/MAP4Ic0uxJ
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 5, 2022
“Probably the greatest example of this is that Yoel Roth, himself, once attacked trans people on Twitter. He called them ‘trannies.’ Whoa. Thereby threatening their lives. Quote, ‘It wouldn’t be a trip to New York without at least one big scary tranny.’ That’s an actual tweet from Yoel Roth, the kind of tweet that if you wrote it, he’d call the FBI,” Carlson snarked, highlighting the hypocrisy of Roth.
Carlson went on to elaborate on why Roth has to tout faux outrage over trans and LGBTQ+ issues.
“So now Yoel Roth has to pretend to be offended by all of this. Why? Because his purported offense, the terror he feels, gives him a pretext to censure you on behalf of the most powerful people in the world. That’s how that works,” he remarked. “So people with the most power claim they’re defending the people with the least power in order to crush you. That’s exactly the way it always works. By the way, Yoel Roth has deleted his old tranny tweets. And now he’s just shocked. He’s just shocked by the Babylon Bee.”
“But it’s not just Yoel Roth. Vijaya Gadde was his boss. Gadde, according to Matt Taibbi’s reporting, oversaw the censorship of the New York Post’s reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop. And Gadde was later rewarded for that by the Biden administration. For real,” Carlson reported.
Yoel Roth said he had "weekly meetings" with FBI, DHS, etc. throughout 2020 and was warned to look out for "hacked" material involving Hunter Biden. Even if no state actor directly intervened in the censorship action, it's a red herring: he was already primed to do their bidding pic.twitter.com/vVoCib5bkV
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) December 6, 2022
Here is my Saturday thread that exposes the lie
Some are now trying to claim Twitter did not censor the laptop due to government interference
But Yoel Roth told the FEC in a sworn declaration that he was warned by the FBI about a Hunter Biden story coming https://t.co/YUnRC7ymQM
— BUY PILLOW (@JackPosobiec) December 5, 2022
He went on to point out that Gadde was rewarded with an advisory role in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) by Biden. According to Carlson, that is “the censorship arm of the federal government” and it’s a division of DHS.
“How can this even exist? Our First Amendment specifically prohibits that. Why is there no court case on this? Why are people standing by and putting up with it? We know that its reach is extensive. New documents revealed in Missouri’s ongoing lawsuit against Big Tech revealed just how aggressive the censorship that CISA practices is. So effectively, they’re a hotline that allows the government to pressure the Big Tech companies to censor political opposition,” he continued.
“On October 29, 2020, for example, an official with the Washington Secretary of State’s office wrote to CISA, quote, ‘I wanted to flag two tweets with possible misinformation about the election.’ Misinformation about the election. Now, remember, misinformation is a new word. It’s been around the intel world for a long time, but it’s never been used in common conversation until recently,” the conservative host stated.
“And the distinction between misinformation and lying is that misinformation can be true. It doesn’t have to be untrue to be censored. So it used to be truth is a defense. If you’re telling the truth, you can say it. Not anymore. With mis and disinformation, if I don’t like it, if I’m in power, I can censor you,” Carlson claimed. “So one of the offending tweets that this political official in Washington state was upset about was a reference to an election dispute in Washington State’s 2004 gubernatorial election, which played out in the courts. And ultimately Democrats won that court battle.”
He went on to reveal the censorship that ensued.
“But what happened next is shocking and it’s amazing that anyone would defend it. The federal government shut down those opinions. Within minutes, CISA flagged the tweets to several DHS accounts. These are people with guns. Then CISA sent the report directly to Twitter. ‘Please see the report below from Washington,’ CISA wrote. And the tweets, of course, were censored. The government got a random Twitter user with a small following shut down because they didn’t like his or her views on the 2004 election in Washington State because they criticized Democrats. The government,” he charged.
From the article: “Twitter head of legal policy, trust, and safety Vijaya Gadde and University of Washington professor Kate Starbird — drafted a report to the CISA director calling for an expansive role for the agency in shaping the “information ecosystem.”
— Celadon (@Celadon2k) December 3, 2022
“This is not a close call. This is a violation of the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights, to the centerpiece of our Constitution. And it’s happening constantly. States reported posts they didn’t like and CISA, an arm of DHS, guys with guns, got Twitter to censor it. Kentucky’s secretary of state did this all, all the time. The documents show that. So did Colorado’s. In fact, Colorado reported several political parody accounts to DHS, which then alerted Twitter, and all of them were pulled off,” Carlson continued.
Twitter, being censorship happy at the time, gladly stepped in and squelched free speech.
“But Twitter took the DHS complaint seriously. Why wouldn’t they? And censored the accounts. Quote, ‘We will escalate,’ Twitter wrote. At the beginning of the election cycle in 2021, staffers for the Secretary of State of Arizona — ordered by gubernatorial candidate and then-secretary of state Katie Hobbs — also directed censorship through CISA,” Carlson commented.
ANOTHER TWITTER BOMBSHELL: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was in regular communication with Twitter telling them who to censor. And Twitter complied. Arrest them all.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) December 4, 2022
“‘I am flagging this Twitter account for your review,’ wrote someone in Hobbs’s account to the Center for Internet Security. CISA was later cc’d on the email. Why? Well, according to Hobbs’s office, the tweets were ‘an attempt to further undermine confidence in the election institution in Arizona.’ Okay. So you’re not allowed not to have confidence in elections. Really?” he added.
Carlson went on to slam the whole unconstitutional mess.
“For the fifth time, this isn’t just offensive. This is illegal. This is a crime. A very serious crime. A crime against our democracy, not trespassing in the Capitol or gazing upon Nancy Pelosi’s desk, influencing the outcome of elections. It’s beyond belief. It’s also very common, much more common than anyone thought,” he railed.
I used to think this could never happen here
— Ryan (@Gollylama) December 6, 2022
“This weekend, Elon Musk suggested that Twitter interfered abroad, too. They do it here. Why wouldn’t they do it in other countries? Musk suggested they interfered in the Brazilian elections. ‘I’m seeing a lot of concerning tweets about the recent Brazil election,’ he tweeted the other day. ‘If those tweets are accurate, it’s possible that Twitter personnel gave preference to left wing candidates.’ Okay,” the Fox News host noted to no one’s surprise.
“I mean it’s possible? If that happened, can you imagine the people lecturing you every day about democracy or subverting democracy in foreign countries, in Brazil, probably in Hungary, probably in El Salvador, in any regime that they don’t like? Not because those regimes pose a threat to the United States, because they just don’t like the cut of their jib. So what we’re learning about state interference in democratic elections all over the world has long been suspected. Now it’s confirmed. And there’s a lot more coming, from Matt Taibbi and others,” Carlson warned.
- Brave DoorDash driver chased down, violently attacked by woman’s abuser after coming to her rescue - February 29, 2024
- ‘I’m in trouble!’ Teacher who allowed teens to duel SWORDS panics when it goes horribly wrong - February 29, 2024
- ‘Can’t keep up w/these stories’: Illegal migrant from Honduras arrested for rape of girl, 14, stabbing man - February 28, 2024
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.