Saturday, November 27, 2021

Tucker Carlson Defends Accused Vigilante Shooter in Kenosha (Watch)

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Tucker Carlson and Kyle Rittenhouse (Fox News)

*Fox News host Tucker Carlson is predictably supporting the vigilante teen accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring another during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday night.

Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge in Kenosha County after using an AK-47 to fire at people protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

On “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday, the talk show host appeared to justify Rittenhouse’s actions, saying it’s understandable given violence and chaos in the city “allowed” by its Democratic governor.

Watch below:

Carlson’s remarks were instantly condemned across social media. Comedian Billy Eichner, Julie Klausner and Ike Barinholtz called for Carlson to be fired over his rhetoric. Others said Carlson’s statement “goes beyond racism” and highlights a glaring double standard that he perpetuates on his talk show.

CNN commentator Keith Boykins tweeted, “An innocent black guy is killed by police and Tucker Carlson calls him a thug. A guilty white guy murders two people and Tucker Carlson calls him a patriot.”

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