It's official: another "noose" story has been debunked.
The FBI dispatched 15 agents to investigate a claim that a noose was placed in Bubba Wallace's NASCAR garage to intimidate him.
Wallace is currently the only black driver in NASCAR.
The FBI has confirmed that the "noose" in question was the "garage pull" rope that has always been there…
Fox News' Tucker Carlson was outraged at the news, commenting that the FBI appears to be refusing to arrest rioters in American cities, but was willing to send 15 agents to investigate the "absurd" Bubba Wallace noose story.
More details on this developing story below:
Tucker Carlson pointed out the problem with the story.
Anyone who questions the legitimacy of a story is automatically called a racist, but many of these stories end up getting debunked.
Remember Jussie Smollet?
He's just another example of a "hate crime" that wasn't real.
The Daily Caller reports on Carlson's commentary of the incident:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized federal law enforcement for allowing rioters and those who topple monuments to go free while sending 15 agents to investigate the “absurd” story of a noose supposedly found in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage.
After days of wall-to-wall media coverage and nationwide sympathy for Wallace over the incident, the FBI concluded Tuesday that the noose had been in the Talladega Superspeedway garage stall since October 2019 and that no federal hate crime had been committed.
“Every few months, there appears to be new hysteria over nooses discovered somewhere off in a public place and almost inevitably, the hate crime we are warned about turns out to be fake,” Carlson said on Tuesday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “The story has been told again and again and again, but our authorities never learn the obvious lesson, this isn’t a very racist country. Sorry Democratic Party.”
“From the beginning, there were a few who expressed public skepticism,” he continued. “Bubba Wallace, who never produced pictures of the noose, had a message for anyone who questioned his story. They were stupid and they were racist.”
After playing a clip of Wallace criticizing those who questioned the story, Carlson turned his attention to federal agents and their priorities.
“The FBI bought the story completely,” he said. “They’ve done nothing to arrest the people who are burning police stations or tearing down monuments of George Washington, but the FBI sent 15 agents to Alabama to investigate the noose and, after days of investigation, they discovered the noose was in fact a rope with a loop used by work crews to pull down a garage door.”
“One of these nooses was present in every garage at Talladega,” Carlson concluded. “Once again, authorities rushed in to believe an absurd story because it could be used to advance a political agenda.”
The garage pull rope in Bubba Wallace's garage had been there since October of 2019.
Chances are that he never noticed it was there, and because of the heightened racial tensions, mis-interpreted what the rope actually was.
If there had actually been a hate crime, the security cameras in NASCAR's garages would have likely caught the perpetrator.
The FBI has officially issued a statement on the matter, confirming that it was the garage pull rope.
Ironically, Bubba Wallace appeared on The View to criticize anyone who questioned his noose story.
Will he apologize to the viewers he insulted?
See his appearance on The View below:
It's not just the FBI.
Both NASCAR and the FBI released a joint statement confirming that there was no noose, just a garage pull rope:
"The FBI report concludes, and photographic evidence confirms, that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall. This was obviously well before the 43 team's arrival and garage assignment."
ESPN has more details on the joint statement:
The FBI has determined that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was not the victim of a hate crime and that a pull rope fashioned like a noose had been on a garage door at Talladega Superspeedway since as early as October, NASCAR said Tuesday.
"The FBI report concludes, and photographic evidence confirms, that the garage door pull rope fashioned like a noose had been positioned there since as early as last fall," NASCAR said in its statement. "This was obviously well before the 43 team's arrival and garage assignment.
"We appreciate the FBI's quick and thorough investigation and are thankful to learn that this was not an intentional, racist act against Bubba. We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who love racing."
While angered at those saying it was all a hoax and that NASCAR overreacted, Wallace said Tuesday night that NASCAR did nothing wrong in its handling of the situation when his team alerted NASCAR to what it found.
"I stand by Steve [Phelps, NASCAR's president]," Wallace told CNN's Don Lemon. "I stand by NASCAR."
The reaction to Tuesday's FBI announcement by some is what angered Wallace, who said he'd spent plenty of time reading things on his phone.
"This will not break me, none of the allegations of being a hoax will break me or tear me down," Wallace told CNN. "Will it piss me off? Absolutely. But that only fuels the competitive drive in me to shut everybody up."
Wallace said he has read people saying it was simply a garage pull with a knot in it, but stressed that NASCAR and the FBI stated it was a noose.
What's also interesting is that the FBI and NASCAR concluded that the pull rope had been in that garage since October 2019.
Wallace was assigned to that garage only last week.
It appears that no crime has been committed, so no charges will be pressed.