Fox Information’ Tucker Carlson on Monday once more sought to sow doubt in regards to the circumstances surrounding George Floyd’s dying.
After closing arguments within the trial of Derek Chauvin, the previous Minneapolis police officer charged with killing Floyd in Might 2020, the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” character accused the media of “lynching” Chauvin.
Video of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds has proved central to the case, with the prosecution arguing Chauvin “knew what he was doing.” Chauvin’s protection, nevertheless, has claimed Floyd died on account of underlying well being situations and the presence of medicine in his system.
Carlson contended that almost all People “nonetheless can’t say with any specificity simply how” Floyd died.
“So, the closing arguments are an opportunity to evaluate precise proof within the case, and you’ll suppose that will be excellent news ― extra info, which we may at all times use,” he continued. “However, no, mentioned the media. Info now not matter, not when BLM’s founding fantasy is at stake. Proof solely counts in nations which have due course of, one thing they’re now telling us is an unpleasant relic of institutional racism.”
“When unpopular folks appear responsible, you simply go forward and punish them, that’s the brand new rule,” Carlson added. “Years in the past we referred to as this lynching, now we name it fairness.”
Carlson confronted swift backlash on Twitter for his feedback. Different latest Carlson rants have downplayed the U.S. Capitol riot, peddled white supremacist conspiracy theories and questioned COVID-19 vaccines.
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