Tucker Carlson said Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has decided to go "full fascist."
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: The upside of collapsing political campaigns is, they tend to be pretty honest. Once they sense they’re losing, a lot of candidates decide to say what they actually think. “What the hell? Why not?” That, apparently, is where Elizabeth Warren is tonight. With her chances of becoming president having assumed the trajectory of a plane crash, Warren has decided to go full fascist. Because that’s who she is, and has been all along. Today, Warren released a plan that demands criminal penalties for anyone who posts quote, “disinformation” online. Try to ignore the redolent irony here. This is the person who for years posted false claims online that she was a Cherokee Indian. This is the candidate who pretended she’d lost a job for being pregnant, and that her kids went to public school. Now, this very same person is threatening to send you to prison for telling tall tales. The most florid liar in the race — someone the New York Times once euphemistically described as a “gifted storyteller” — says she’s going to criminalize lying. Paging Dr. Freud. That’s more than hypocrisy. It’s a sickness.
But let’s take Warren’s plan seriously for a moment. What exactly is this “disinformation” she wants to ban? If you guessed the answer has something to do with Russia!, pour yourself another vodka. According to Warren’s press release today, quote, "The same tactics employed by the Russian government are just as easily accessible to domestic groups seeking to promote or oppose candidates, and political or social issues." But what does that mean? It means that when people say things that Elizabeth Warren doesn’t like, or that impede her attempts to accumulate power, they should go to jail.
Warren isn’t the first person to fantasize about this, of course. All megalomaniacs dream of running their own Ministries of Truth. The Founders understood this well, which is why they protected us with the first amendment. Warren doesn’t care. As many on the left have explained, the first amendment is racist. It was written by slaveholders. Shut up and obey.
As president, Warren would order tech companies to share information about you, so that she could determine who’s been saying things she doesn’t want said, and can be punished. Warren has also promised a global summit on “disinformation,” so that other fascist governments could coordinate their efforts against speech more efficiently. No word yet on whether North Korea has joined Warren’s budding coalition. They’re a natural partner.
None of this will actually happen of course, at least not soon. Voters don’t like Warren enough to give her more power. But what’s amazing is that the press still takes Warren very seriously. She won the New York Times endorsement for president just the other day. Are the media on board with her plan to shut down the first amendment? See for yourself. If they don’t denounce her idea within the next few days, you’ll know they’re for it.