Fox News host Tucker Carlson launched a heated defence of the broadcaster on Wednesday night as criticism of his controversial programme continues.

Shortly after mocking progressive slogans such as “trans rights are human rights” and “abortion is healthcare”, Carlson argued that anyone who disagrees with them is “silenced”.

“In the name of diversity, we must have uniformity,” he said.

Tucker then went on to add that “of all the impediments to achieving this goal of uniformity”, Fox News is the “most significant hurdle” to stopping everyone “[singing] from the same song sheet”.

As a banner is displayed claiming the left want to “shut down” the broadcaster, he continued: “At this point, there’s everyone else in the media standing in crisp formation, in their starch matching uniforms with their little caps, patiently waiting orders from the billionaire class.

“Then there’s Fox News, off by itself, occasionally saying things that are slightly different from everyone else.

“On Fox, there are still journalists who are willing to think for themselves sometimes and brave enough to say so out loud. 

“It seems like that’s what journalism should be, but in 2021, it’s a very rare thing – and the oligarchs hate it,” he said.

After Carlson shared the monologue on Twitter, critics soon began to ridicule the anchor’s and his network:

The hashtag #FireTuckerCarlson has also emerged on social media, with accounts using it to call for the Fox News host’s sacking.

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