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#FireTuckerCarlson Trends After Fox News Host Defends Teen Arrested For Murder Of 2 Protesters


#FireTuckerCarlson Trends After Fox News Host Defends Teen Arrested For Murder Of 2 Protesters

Fox News personality Tucker Carlson defended Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with shooting three people — two of them fatally — during a Kenosha protest Tuesday night.

The teenager, who was armed with an AR-15, is from Antioch, Illinois, drove across state lines to stand guard outside businesses during unrest stemming from the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who is now paralyzed as a result.

He was taken into custody and will be charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Wednesday’s arrest record from Antioch Police said that Rittenhouse “fled the state of Wisconsin with the intent to avoid prosecution for the offense.”

“The 17-year-old who has been charged tried to run from the mob, tripped and fell in the middle of the street,” Carlson said. “A man ran up and smashed him in the head with a skateboard. The 17-year-old fired his gun.”

“Kenosha has devolved into anarchy, the authorities in charge of the city abandoned it,” Carlson argued. “People in charge, from the governor of Wisconsin on down, refused to enforce the law. They stood back and watched Kenosha burn.”

“So are we really surprised this looting and arson accelerated to murder? How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?” he asked.

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich ripped into Fox News executives for airing Carlson’s defense of Rittenhouse.

The hashtag #FireTuckerCarlson began trending on Twitter shortly after Carlson’s segment aired.


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