Tucker Carlson Essentially Blames Breonna Taylor for Her Own Death
Fox News host Tucker Carlson ramped up his inflammatory rhetoric on Thursday night when he essentially argued that Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Jacob Blake were to blame for their own deaths and injuries from police, going so far as to tie Taylor to drug trafficking to make his case.
On the same day that a federal judge agreed with Fox News lawyers that Carlson’s program should not be taken seriously as news or information, the primetime conservative star insisted that “every story we’ve been told” recently about police brutality against African Americans “has been at its core a lie.”
Floyd’s death at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers in late May—the impetus for recent calls to address the racial disparity in policing—had nothing to do with a cop kneeling on Floyd’s neck and everything to do with Floyd’s drug use, according to Carlson.
“George Floyd was executed by racist cops on the street—that’s what they told us,” the Fox star sneered. “Yet when the autopsy became public it showed that George Floyd had lethal levels of fentanyl in his system, among other drugs. Floyd said he couldn’t breathe long before police landed on him as he was in fact sitting untouched in the back of a patrol car but the mob wasn’t interested in hearing those details, they torched Minneapolis.”
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