Tucker Carlson advised his right-wing viewers on Thursday to look out for the mainstream media “lying” ― however wound up telling a whopper himself. (Watch the video beneath.)
The Fox News host inspired his viewers to be skeptical of the information whereas he continued to downplay the lethal Jan. 6 rebel, promote conspiracy theories and diminish the circumstances surrounding the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick.
Then, to make his level concerning the media’s supposed liberal bias, Carlson regurgitated one in all his falsehoods concerning the homicide of George Floyd: that the 46-year-old Black father of 5 was killed by an overdose, not by police.
“Remember how they claimed that George Floyd was choked to death, even though an autopsy showed he was not choked to death, and he had a fatal level of fentanyl in his system and zero signs of suffocation? That’s what it said. We’re not making it up. What, medical reports don’t matter anymore? That’s true.”
No, it’s not. Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree homicide for digging his knee into Floyd’s neck and leaving it there for a number of excruciating minutes. Two autopsies acknowledge fentanyl in Floyd’s system however decided the reason for his loss of life to be murder.
The Hennepin County health worker dominated Floyd’s loss of life a murder from “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.” An impartial post-mortem requested by Floyd’s household, which was carried out by a former chief health worker for New York City, decided the reason for Floyd’s loss of life to be a murder from “asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain.”
Carlson discusses Floyd’s loss of life on the 3-minute mark within the footage beneath.