Elon Musk Reveals Secret Behind Tucker's Viral Twitter Video That Makes It That Much Better


Twitter owner Elon Musk revealed one behind-the-scenes secret about Tucker Carlson’s comeback video that makes its success that much sweeter.

The video, posted to Carlson’s Twitter account on Wednesday, drew a bigger audience than all of the Fox News prime-time shows combined that day and, according to Musk, Twitter did absolutely nothing to promote its reach.

“To be clear, we did nothing special whatsoever,” Musk said about the video’s virality during a recent appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Apparently, Musk, whom Maher referred to as the “mayor” of Twitter, didn’t even know about the video until after it broke the internet.

“It’s just that Twitter has a lot of people’s attention,” Musk said.

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As of Thursday evening, Carlson’s tweet — which had been posted around 5 p.m. the night prior — had already garnered a whopping 40.5 million views.

By Saturday, that view count had soared to new heights, reaching an astounding 77.6 million. The video itself had been watched 22.9 million times.

As Carlson’s Fox News ouster continues to dominate the news cycle, there is perhaps no piece of media more relevant to the national conversation than his response video, which was equal parts hopeful about the future and insightful in its critique of the present.

In the classic monologue style he has become known for, Carlson criticized the current cable news circuit — including, presumably, his former employer — and its tendency to promote meaningless conversations and soundbites.

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Without sharing any specific plans, Carlson hinted that his future endeavors may be aimed at bringing relevant conversations back to the forefront of American political dialogue.

“When honest people say what’s true, calmly and without embarrassment, they become powerful. At the same time, the liars who have been trying to silence them shrink, and they become weaker. That’s the iron law of the universe: True things prevail, ” Carlson said.

“Where can you still find Americans saying true things? There aren’t many places left, but there are some, and that’s enough. As long as you can hear the words, there is hope. See you soon.”

The fact that Twitter did nothing to help Carlson’s video spread like wildfire across the platform goes to show that Musk has succeeded in his goal of turning Twitter into a true free speech platform.

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In the world of social media, so many of the biggest players are doing everything they can to promote voices spreading the chaos and destruction of modern leftism and its worship of abortion, child mutilation and narcissistic “self-love.”

Most of those Big Tech oligarchs wouldn’t be caught dead allowing Tucker’s voice to be heard by so many people.

But on Twitter, the truth is finally free.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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