This network referred to the murderer tonight as a "law-abiding citizen" who was simply "maintaining order", doing his duty as an honorable American.
On Monday, two of the speakers at the Republican National Convention had, only two months ago, pointed weapons (including an assault rifle) at people protesting the murder of numerous black men by the police, threatening to kill them.
The racist teenager, after illegally obtaining a firearm and driving to another state, killed two people last night. It is no surprise that he is a big supporter of Donald Trump, as his depraved actions are portrayed as patriotic at one of only two networks the President of the United States doesn't call "fake".
That network announced on Wednesday night that it's open season on anyone who disagrees with Donald Trump.
Here’s an ongoing thread of Fox News personalities excusing, deceptively framing, and omitting information regarding the Kenosha shooting and the murder of protestors.— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) August 27, 2020
Tucker: How shocked are we that 17 year olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would pic.twitter.com/MGl7tdz9B5— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 27, 2020
Tucker Carlson giving cover to a white nationalist who murdered two people. His advertisers are sponsoring this. https://t.co/fiFhf58Eir— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 27, 2020
"How shocked are we that 17 year olds with Long Knives decided to take care of the Jewish problem when the city leaders failed to get rid of them" -- Tucker, Germany, 1934— Ohm (Unit of Resistance)🆘️ (@HereToResist) August 27, 2020
How shocked are we that Fox News would support a gun-toting teenager who illegally crossed state lines and illegally possessed a weapon who murder people?— Do Nothing Savage (@brat_tea) August 27, 2020
“Tucker defending right-wing murderer” isn’t even in my top 100 surprising things for 2020.— Panda Pancake Bernstein (@J4Years) August 27, 2020
Carlson's Guest Describes Murderer With An Illegally-Obtained Assault Rifle A "Law-Abiding Citizen"
Rather than air the RNC, Tucker is choosing to have Josh Hawley double down on his tweet about condemning violence pic.twitter.com/BQizUUUbty— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 27, 2020
The first ten minutes of tonight's Tucker Carlson Tonight are the closest thing I think I've ever seen to pure, unfiltered fascism in American public life. Going out to the largest cable news audience ever.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) August 27, 2020
White Supremacy is being normalized and defended on a national news network. https://t.co/1HSmXMBpVH— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) August 27, 2020
It is. Just unofficially. And usually when no smartphone cameras are rolling. It's actually an American tradition.— John T. Bennett (@BennettJohnT) August 27, 2020
If they don't take action after this, every one of Fox News's executives, directors, and advertisers is complicit in Tucker Carlson's racist, murderous rants. https://t.co/YbT8as1kHg— Robert Reich (@RBReich) August 27, 2020
The #RNC2020Convention honored the McCloskeys for pointing a assault rifle at protesters, then a 17 year old used an assault rifle to kill 2 protesters and injure a 3rd. #MAGA is poison. #BidenHarrisLandslide2020 #EnoughIsEnough #EqualityCantWait #NBABoycott #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/bMLs46NT3g— Brian (@bpt326) August 26, 2020
The Kenosha Shooting Suspect Was In The Front Row Of A Trump Rally In January https://t.co/Gdn9y79KIl— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) August 26, 2020
Two days ago a major political party took a couple who pointed guns at protesters and put them on TV as heroes.— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) August 26, 2020
I wonder why a deranged white nationalist Trump supporter would show up to a protest with a rifle and start shooting people. https://t.co/gL1zpgj8J2— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 26, 2020
Cell phone footage shows Kenosha police telling armed insurrectionists, “We appreciate you guys. We really do,” and giving them bottles of water. Shortly after this video was taken, one of these men shot and killed two protesters and wounded another.— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 26, 2020
You’ve got to be kidding me pic.twitter.com/bx2cqiMniM— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell) August 27, 2020
Thank you to the @Bucks, the @NBA and the @nbpa for recognizing this opportunity to stand in solidarity w/ communities of color across this nation as we demand justice for yet ANOTHER shooting of an unarmed black person! #EnoughIsEnough #WeAreDoneDying #JusticeForJacobBlake https://t.co/AHIH3cqc0d— Derrick Johnson (@DerrickNAACP) August 26, 2020
FUCK THIS MAN!!!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 26, 2020
We’ll stop protesting when you stop killing black people. #BlackLivesMatter#SayTheirNames#JacobBlake— Tiffany Drastic (@PDXEleven) August 26, 2020