On Monday night, Tucker Carlson used his highly rated prime time Fox News show to sing Kyle Rittenhouse’s praises even more loudly. Given Carlson’s earlier coverage of the case, none of that comes as much of a surprise.
But it demonstrates how Carlson and the rest of the right-wing media establishment are persistent in their efforts to hold up Rittenhouse as a model citizen.
The likes of Carlson not only rationalise the idea of vigilante justice in general, but they actively promote it. The conservative media has heard several voices contradicting this storyline.
Even though Rittenhouse was found not guilty, “he’s not a hero here,” as Carlson’s Fox News colleague Gillian Turner put it earlier on Monday.
The way she put it was, “In this world, neither heroes nor victorious losers exist. No one, not even Kyle, can take a moment to celebrate.”
Tucker Carlson Said “Not Guilty” Verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial
The Fox News Personality Tonight, Tucker Carlson said that the “not guilty” judgement in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse was “the proper conclusion.”
It’s safe to assume that Carlson had similar feelings about Rittenhouse’s first post-verdict interviewee.
The 18-year-old Rittenhouse was acquitted today for shooting three men at protests in Kenosha, WI last year.
And Fox News Channel announced tonight that Carlson will hold an exclusive conversation with him on Monday.
On Monday at 8 PM/ET, Tucker Carlson Tonight will present an excerpt from the interview. In December, Fox Nation will air a Tucker Carlson Originals special.
The programme will feature extended clips from the interview, as well as never-before-seen footage of Rittenhouse and his legal team at work.
On August 20, 2020, at the age of 17, American teenager Kyle Howard Rittenhouse (born January 3, 2003) shot and killed three men during civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
After Rittenhouse testified at his trial in November 2021 that he had acted in self-defense, the jury ruled him not guilty of murder and other offences.
Prosecution of Rittenhouse became a cause celebre for conservative groups and media. Among the conservative groups and personalities.
Whose events he has attended include a meeting with former president Donald Trump, a television feature with political journalist Tucker Carlson, and as a guest on multiple Turning Point USA programmes.