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Tucker Carlson Still Lying About January 6th and George Floyd’s Death

Tucker Carlson Still Lying About January 6th and George Floyd’s Death

Fox News propagandist Tucker Carlson repeated the debunked lie that George Floyd’s death on May 25th, 2020 was caused by drugs and not from having his neck crushed by former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, who was convicted of murdering Floyd on April 20th, 2021.

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But Tuckems gets paid millions of dollars to toe the racist right-wing line. On Thursday’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, he began by sowing doubt about the January 6th insurrection at the United States Capitol:

Here’s a rule of thumb going forward if you ever watch television again or read the newspaper. When they are absolutely insistent that you believe something, when they keep beating you over the head with the same talking point again, and again, and again, beware. 

There’s a reason they’re saying – when all of them are using exactly the same line, maybe there’s a reason for that. Maybe it’s coordinated. Maybe they’re lying. In this case, they were lying. Brian Sicknick was not murdered. There’s no evidence of that at all. The medical examiner said he died of a stroke.

So, the reason they told you that was because they wanted to establish the storyline before all of the facts were in. That’s a common theme from virtually everything that happens in the news right now, you will notice. 

Something happens, you’re not exactly sure what the outline is, you don’t know all of the facts and nobody does, and all of a sudden, they hang a story on it that helps them politically and they ram it down your throat day after day after day. They used to be called propaganda, now it’s so ubiquitous, I don’t know what to call it. 

You remember the lies that you heard again and again about the McCloskeys in Saint Louis who were ‘white supremacists,’ or the Covington kids who were, of course, also white supremacists. 

Tuckems then connected some imaginary dots to Floyd’s grisly murder:

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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.

While it is true that Floyd had suffered from heart disease and was found to have fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system, and that those substances may have hastened his demise, multiple medical examiners and forensic pathologists determined that Floyd’s death was a homicide due to the excessive force used by Chauvin.

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