America exhaled last night with the close of the trial of disgraced Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, found guilty on all counts of murdering George Floyd by placing his knee on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds.
But if you thought Fox’s chief pundit was going to see any justice in this outcome, you had another thing coming.
Tucker Carlson went off on the verdict, saying it was the only one anyone could have expected after a year of violence from the Black Lives Matter movement.
Wait. What now?
Carlson has frequently attacked BLM, describing crazed activists destroying cities in comparisons that have no basis to reality. A year ago, he warned viewers that BLM protesters would soon be coming for them.
In Carlson’s eyes, the jury was intimidated into returning the guilty verdict. The damning video seen round the world had nothing to do with the outcome.
But the weirdest moment of the hour came near the close, when Carlson talked with former New York corrections official Ed Gavin.
Gavin, like many in law enforcement, said Chauvin went too far in restraining Floyd. After Floyd was handcuffed, he should have been given EMS treatment and a police supervisor should have been called.
Chauvin’s actions were “excessive, and it shouldn’t happen.”
That was too rational for Carlson.
He interrupted his guest.
”Yeah. Well. The guy who did it looks like he’s going to spend the rest of his life in prison. So I’m kind of more worried about the rest of the country, which thanks to police inaction, in case you haven’t noticed, is like, boarded up.”
And then he unleashed his Joker laugh and booted his guest right off the air.
Gee, is this that cancel culture Carlson keeps warning us about?
Watch for yourself:
Just another dumb, racist night on Fox.
Full disclosure: The image at the top of this story aired last year on Fox. But since it suits Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson so well, we’re sticking with it.