On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died as a result of being arrested. And the arrest was videotaped. Officer Derek Chauvin became notorious when America saw a video of him casually kneeling on Floyd’s neck with his hand in his pocket.
The murder sparked mass protests across the country. And the Americans have been waiting for Chauvin to be brought to justice. This process began on Monday, and coverage of him dominated the cable news.
Fox News ‘coverage of the event mainly focused on the officers’ defense and Floyd slamming. Tucker Carlson took it to a whole new level on Monday night.
Carlson claimed that CNN made the process sensational despite not really caring about Floyd. He began: “T.his might take a while in other words, stay in your seat Do not turn away. The process may be boring, but it is important. It’s not about George Floyd obviously. It never was. “
Tucker Carlson smears George Floyd as a chronically unemployed drug addict. pic.twitter.com/VbPxCH2VBa
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The Fox expert continued: “Nobody on CNN cared about George Floyd was alive unemployed and on drugs like a many people in the country them paid him no attention and no one on CNN actually cares about George Floyd now. What they care about you is you and your role in the system Racism that supposedly killed George Floyd. When the Floyd Trial ends If there is an acquittal, there could be riots. We accept that as a fact of life in this country. No civilized country should accept that, but suddenly we do. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.