Would Someone Who Wants The World To Know They Are Not A White Supremacist Go On Tucker Carlson's Show ?
Category: Op/EdBy: john-russell • 2 weeks ago • 90 comments
A ways back, young Kyle Rittenhouse was photographed sharing a moment with Proud Boys
Rittenhouse drank beers, flashed the “ok” symbol co-opted by white supremacy groups, and was “serenaded” with the official song of the far-right group Proud Boys on the same day he pleaded not guilty to charges , according to a filing obtained by WTMJ-TV .
Prosecutors Seek to Modify Kyle Rittenhouse's Bond Conditions | Law&Crime (lawandcrime.com)
Rittenhouse went to the bar with his mom on the day he made bail, where she evidently bought him a celebratory beer. In Wisconsin 17 year olds can drink liquor in a bar if one of their parents is present.
Presumably it was a "wink wink " coincidence that the white nationalist group the Proud Boys of "stand back and stand by" and Jan 6th fame had a couple representatives in the bar at the same time . In any case Rittenhouse seems happy to have posed with them.
Now, after his acquittal, Rittenhouse is heading straight for the pinnacle of white nationalism in the mainstream media, the Tucker Carlson Show on Fox News , for his first big post verdict interview. This undoubtedly will be a much hyped event in MAGA world.
Would someone who actually wanted the whole world to know that he is not a vigilante, not a strident advocate of militia activity, and most importantly not a new symbol of "white" power choose the notoriously problematic Tucker Carlson Show as the place to go and make peace with the many lasting questions about his behavior in Kenosha?
I find that hard to believe.
Maybe the youthful Rittenhouse is being led along by forces beyond his control and doesnt really want to be seen as the same ilk as Carlson, but if that is true he sure is making some bad PR decisions.
Rather, I think what the future will show us is that Rittenhouse is MAGA all the way and most likely Carlson is a boyhood hero of his. Just as Trump is. It just hasnt come out yet.