In the new episode, Carlson argues that American society is "governed by taboos" that have been changing, but not naturally. He claims that what people are allowed to dislike is dictated to them from above, sometimes by force. Carlson says that punishing individuals based on skin color is now "mandatory" in business, government, and higher education, provided that "the victims are white."
Carlson also claims that adultery was once a severe liability in politics that would be viewed as "disqualifying," but this is no longer true. He also claims former President Barack Obama's personal life. Carlson argues that "one by one, with increasing speed, our old taboos have been struck down. Those that remain have lost their moral force." He cites stealing, flaunting wealth, striking women, smoking marijuana on the street, shameless public hypocrisy, and taking other people's money for not working as examples of things previously viewed as unacceptable in America but is now more accepted.
Carlson also claims that child molestation is now "teetering on the edge of acceptability." He urges people to cling to their taboos and cherish and protect them like family heirlooms, as they are essential to maintaining a moral society. The tweet containing the video has garnered more than 15 million views, while the tweet containing the first episode has racked up more than 108 million views.
Axios reported that after Carlson released the first episode of his new show on Twitter, Fox News told the media personality's lawyers that he had breached his contract. The outlet said a breach-of-contract claim positions Fox News to explore possible legal action against the media figure. Carlson's decision to drop a second episode indicates that he remains undeterred.
Carlson's lawyer, Bryan Freedman, said in a statement, "Fox defends its very existence on freedom of speech grounds. Now they want to take Tucker Carlson's right to speak freely away from him because he took to social media to share his thoughts on current events."