Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s Wednesday show was filled with images of the unrest in Kenosha, Wis., prompted by the police shooting of Jacob Blake — including graphic footage of a protester bleeding out in the street after he was shot in the head on Tuesday.
Police have charged Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, with murder in connection with the shootings that killed that man and another protester after he drove to Kenosha with a rifle to stand with others in self-styled militias claiming to guard local businesses.
But Tucker argued that the teen’s actions were understandable after days of chaos.
“Are we really surprised that looting and arson accelerated to murder?” Carlson said. “How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?”