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Tucker finds a way to blame women for mass shootings of young men


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In the wake of another mass shooting, Tucker Carlson has identified what he believes to be a contributing factor to young men using firearms on innocent bystanders: women “talking” to them about ” their so-called privilege.

Carlson opened his Tuesday show by discussing the shooting at a July 4 parade in Highland Park, Illinois, allegedly by 21-year-old Robert “Bobby” Crimo. The Fox News host mentioned how authorities said Crimo had appeared on their radar twice before: in April 2019 after a suicide attempt and a few months later after he threatened to ‘kill everyone’ in his family immediate. After the second incident, the police confiscated knives, a dagger and a sword from his home. No complaints were filed and no arrests were made.

“Look at Robert ‘Bobby’ Crimo,” Carlson said, as a photo of the suspect appeared on screen. “Would you sell a gun to this guy?” Does he look crazy? Of course he does. So why has no one raised the alarm? Well, maybe because he didn’t stand out.

“Maybe because there are a lot of young men in America who suddenly look and act a lot like this guy. That’s not an attack; it’s just true,” Carlson said. Fox went on to identify things in addition to social media, pornography, video games, and “government-approved weed” that he said led to the troubling behavior of these young men.

“They’re numbed by the endless mind-altering drugs that are dispensed to every school in the country by crackpots posing as counselors. And, of course, they are angry. They know that their life will not be better than that of their parents. They will be worse,” Carlson said.

“And yet the authorities in their lives – mostly women – keep lecturing them about their so-called privilege. ‘You are a man, you are privileged.’ Carlson mimicked. “Imagine that. Try to imagine a life more unhealthy and unhappy than that. So a lot of young men in America are going crazy. Are you surprised?”

Returning to the subject of drugs, Carlson said of the men he described that “a surprisingly high number of them were prescribed psychotropics by their doctors – SSRIs or antidepressants”.

“And that would include quite a few mass shooters,” he said, before listing several cases of mass shootings by young men taking prescription drugs.

“So, is there a connection? Well, we don’t know for sure,” Carlson said. “We know there are a lot more of these drugs than kids are consuming before.”

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