Fox News on Friday attempted to defend the fatal insurrection by Donald Trump by pushing whataboutism that unfavorably compared the effort to end democracy by overturning an election to protests by those seeking police reform.
"You even notice how all like the scary, internet conspiracy theorists, radical, QAnon people, and you actually see them on camera -- or in jail cells, where a lot of them now are -- maybe they're kind of confused, maybe they've got the wrong ideas, but they're all kind of gentle people and they're all kind of waving American flags, they like the country," Tucker Carlson said.
"They're not torching Wendy's, they're not looting retail stores, they're not shooting cops. No, that's not them," he claimed.
In reality, Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died from injuries suffered in the insurrection that was incited by Trump's "Big Lie" about election fraud -- which Carlson repeatedly pushed. Two more officers have died by suicide following the attack on the Capitol.
"The Capitol assault resulted in one of the worst days of injuries for law enforcement in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. At least 138 officers — 73 from the Capitol Police and 65 from the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington — were injured, the departments have said. They ranged from bruises and lacerations to more serious damage such as concussions, rib fractures, burns and even a mild heart attack," The New York Times reported in February.
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