The “media megaphone” (William E. Simon) will no longer tolerate sharply dissenting voices:
Now, for a Gentle Reader of Liberty’s Torch, this is “yesterday’s news” – literally. But Beck makes a connection that’s likely to have evaded even some of our most vigilant: the major automakers’ rumbling about no longer building AM radios into their offerings.
AM “talk radio,” for those readers whose memory is incomplete, was where the Right found a home. Rush Limbaugh may have gone to his reward, but his legacy remains…for the present. But “talk radio” is at its most active during those time periods when working people are – guess where? — in their cars. Get the picture?
They’re not even trying to hide their agenda. The Right shall be permitted a sharply delimited range of expression and nothing beyond it. A “tamed Right” preserves the fiction that free expression is still honored. But once the Official Line has been decreed, any commentator who puts a foot across it will be purged.
I’m fairly sure Tucker Carlson will find a perch somewhere, probably on a streaming service. He’s only the most popular video commentator now practicing. In the video above, Glenn Beck throws his hat into the ring. If he should succeed in winning Carlson for Blaze TV, that service will experience a surge of subscribership that’s likely to bust the Internet. Whether that would trigger a fury of attempts to “cancel” The Blaze, or wherever else Carlson might emerge, we must wait and see.