Tucker Carlson And Changing Media

I do wish there was some way to get all the progressives on social media to place a cash bet on Tucker’s future. Right now, they are gleefully doing something far too similar to the pee-pee dance of small children for my taste as they salivate over his alleged demise. I would be glad to put down $100 if they will match, that Tucker is back bigger and better within two years.

To be honest, I expect to see it a lot sooner than that. The media landscape has changed over the last few decades in significant ways, which a lot of people are missing. Newspapers are a relic still trying to find ways to compete in the age of electronics. The paper versions are largely money losers putting out news that is days or, in some cases, weeks old for those who dig around online. The classifieds used to carry a number of papers, yet today the classifieds mainly are there for areas where local laws demand notices be published in the classifieds… It is the online versions of the papers that carry something more timely and drive the revenue for the papers.

The Big 3 networks are now owned by other companies, in some cases entertainment companies. The news operations are largely footnotes to them, given some lip veneration to mollify some of the critics. Despite the strong efforts by some of those corporate parents to deplatform the competition that is arising from new, independent, news companies, said companies are filling niche and general markets. Streaming services and podcasts are drawing far larger audiences with critical demographics away from the old school that is corporate media.

These changes are accelerating. Tucker, I suspect, may be one of the people who have the potential to put that change into overdrive.

Keep in mind, he’s already co-founded one such new media operation, the Daily Caller. Also, if Rogan is offered $50 million by a streaming company, what do you think might be offered to Tucker? Fact is, he’s guaranteed an even larger audience and has some very interesting demographics (including Dems that the progressives have left behind – seriously, look at his info).

Personal opinion: I think the smart thing for him to do is set up a new company of his own; work out a nice deal with a streaming company; maybe do some work or ventures with the DC, OAN, Newsmax and others to build up him and them; and, tell the networks and corporate media to bugger off. In fact, if some of the Jan. 6 video is still available to him, I’d say do a special in conjunction with some else from the list above to show what Fox would not let him show.

Also personal opinion: I said bigger and better. His comments over the weekend suggest to me that he’s doing a lot of reflection and self-examination. It’s always a good thing, and I hope he is doing it, does a lot of it, and comes back from this not just a better news person, but a better person. He seems like a great guy as it is, but who knows what he could become? Think that tendency of his to support the up and comers might hit new heights?

To make a bad literary reference, corporate media are like those elves and others in Middle Earth who refused to head West, and diminish daily before our eyes. Tucker is hitting the market at a good time for an individual or even a new company to set up and come out to far better pay and even larger audiences. He will be fine. Corporate media, on the other hand…

3 thoughts on “Tucker Carlson And Changing Media”

  1. He has grown leaps and bounds, but it takes being stung over and over to get there. I remember his Reader’s Digest blurbs. I didn’t like him. His ability to be retrospective, and improve himself and his ability to actually be objective and not disparage those he interviews and may not like is exceptional. I also love how he will laugh out loud at the utter absurdity of some of his guests responses because he had already done the work. He will be fine.

    1. Yep. Agree. Think he will grow some more, and come back stronger for it.

  2. Speaking very selfishly, I see nothing in this but positives, especially for ME. I do not have cable or satellite, and with the unfortunate passing of Rush Limbaugh, Carlson is one of the few solid resources remaining (it is my understanding that the 2-person tag team which replaced Limbaugh do a pretty good radio show, but as their syndicator has seen fit to establish them in my area on an 11-watt AM station 65 miles from me I have no way to determine whether or not my understanding is correct) and I have been restricted to random short clips of his show via AlGore’s InterTubes.

    Having long viewed with disdain the idea of paying X dollars for 500 channels only 3-4 of which I might have any interest in, I have long held the position that I will pay a reasonable amount – and I get to define “reasonable” – for single cable TV channels, such as Fox News *; alas, neither the geniuses at the FCC nor the Wonderous Wizards of Congress have seen fit to do anything about à la carte cable TV. Oh, well.

    Carlson on pay-to-see (or hear) daily direct access? Sign me up. Right F***ing Now.

    * Regarding Fox News, I’ve never held them in much regard; I am not interested in so-called “Fair and Balanced,” I want the absolute, pure raw truth with every bit of SpaceX precision and accuracy humans are capable of, presented accurately, truthfully and promptly, with corroboration, at which point I and I alone will render judgement on “fairness” (about which, actually, I care little because, well, Truth is Truth and it’s not meant to be fair, just Truthful).


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