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10 Heinous Lies About Kyle Rittenhouse Debunked: Devine

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Of all the willful lies and omissions in the media’s coverage of the Steele dossier, Brian Sicknick, the Covington kids, Jussie Smollett, the Wuhan lab, Hunter Biden’s laptop and so on, nothing beats the evil propaganda peddled about Kyle Rittenhouse.

They try to make the Rittenhouse case about race, but it’s about class, punching down at the white working-class son of a single mother because they don’t see him as fully human, and it makes them feel good. 

They lie about him because they can.

The central media narrative is that Kyle Rittenhouse is a white supremacist whose mother drove him across state lines with an AR-15 to shoot Black Lives Matter protesters. All lies.

“A white, Trump-supporting, MAGA-loving Blue Lives Matter social media partisan, 17 years old, picks up a gun, drives from one state to another with the intent to shoot people,” was typical from John Heilemann, MSNBC’s national affairs analyst.

So, let’s go through 10 lies about Rittenhouse, debunked in court:

1. He killed two black BLM protesters. All three of the men he shot in self-defense during violent riots in Kenosha on Aug. 25 last year were white.

2. He crossed state lines. He lived 20 miles from Kenosha in Antioch, Ill., with his mother and sisters. But his father, grandmother, aunt, uncle, cousins and best friend live in Kenosha. He had a job as a lifeguard in Kenosha and worked a shift on Aug. 25 before helping clean graffiti left by rioters at a local school. There, he and his friend were invited to join other adults who had been asked by the owners of a used car lot in Kenosha to guard the property after 100 cars had been torched the previous night, when police abandoned the town to rioters. Kyle took his gun to protect himself, since the rioters were violent and armed, including, for instance, Antifa medic Gaige Grosskreutz, who lunged at him with a loaded Glock pointed at his head before he was shot in the arm. 

3. Rittenhouse took an AR-15 across state lines. Esquire accused him of “terrorist tourism.” False. His rifle was kept in a safe at his best friend’s stepfather’s house in Kenosha.

4. The gun was illegal. Wrong. Under Wisconsin law, he was entitled to possess the AR-15 as a 17-year-old. The judge dismissed the gun charge, which the prosecution never should have brought.

5. Rittenhouse’s mother drove him across state lines to the riot. Wendy Rittenhouse, 46, never went to Kenosha. She slept late the morning of Aug. 25 after working a 16-hour shift at a nursing home near her home in Antioch, she told the Chicago Tribune. Kyle had already gone to his job in Kenosha when she woke up.

6. He was an “active shooter” who took his gun to a riot looking for trouble. “A 17-year-old kid just running around shooting and killing protesters,” said MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, “who drove across state lines with an AR-15 and started shooting people up.” On Friday, after evidence in court already had debunked his talking points, Scarborough called Rittenhouse a “self-appointed militia member … unloading 60 rounds.” When the defense called out the lie in closing arguments, Scarborough had the gall to tweet that he was “embarrassed” for the lawyer.

7. Rittenhouse is a “white supremacist,” as then-candidate Joe Biden labeled him in a tweet showing the teenager’s photograph. When White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked to explain why recently, she slyly slimed Rittenhouse again, without naming him, as a “vigilante.”

In one story, the Intercept used the term “white supremacist” 16 times. The accusation has become holy writ, but there is zero evidence. The FBI scoured Kyle’s phone and found nothing about white supremacy or militias, the court heard. All they saw were pro-police, “Blue Lives Matter” posts from a kid who had been a police and fire department cadet, wanted to be a police officer or paramedic and once sat near the front of a Trump rally. That was enough for the media to brand him a white supremacist.

8. He “flashed white power signs” with Proud Boys. After spending three months in jail, Kyle was freed on $2 million bail two days after his 18th birthday last year, and went to a bar for a beer, with his mother and other adults, which is legal in Wisconsin. He posed for selfies with strangers at the bar, who the media say are Proud Boys, and was pictured making the OK sign with his thumb and forefinger. The false claim that this is a white supremacist sign comes from a 2017 hoax on the website 4chan, to punk liberals, who keep falling for it. Biden uses the gesture frequently. It was unwise to pose for the photo, but it does not mean Kyle is associated with white supremacists.

9. He wore surgical gloves “to cover his fingerprints.” This pearl was spread by Matthew Modine, another celebrity bigmouth. Kyle wore gloves because he was giving first aid to protesters. His face was bare, so he was hardly hiding.

10. Judge Bruce Schroeder is a “Trumpy” racist biased toward the defense. This slur is based on the fact he would not let the prosecution use the term “victim” — common practice when the jury has not ruled on a case. He told a lame joke about Asian food for lunch being held up by the supply-chain crisis, and his phone’s ring tone sounds like a 1980s ditty played at Trump rallies. Ridiculous. In fact, Schroeder is a Democrat, has run as a Democrat for the Wisconsin Senate and was first appointed by a Democratic governor. Bias was also perceived in what the Chicago Tribune said was his “highly unusual” decision to allow Kyle to draw names randomly out of a container at the end of the trial to determine which 12 of the 18 jurors would decide his fate. It’s something this judge always does, he told the court.

On the second day of jury deliberations Wednesday, the judge railed against media distortions, although he seemed most aggrieved about attacks on his reputation, rather than Kyle’s. He threatened to stop trials from being televised, but that’s exactly the wrong solution.

Only because the public was able to hear the evidence for themselves did they become aware of the malevolent dishonesty of the media coverage, which has threatened a fair trial and ensured riots if Kyle is justly acquitted.


Reprinted with Permission from - New York Post by - Miranda Devine

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Ron Howard
8 months ago

America is supposed to be a country of laws. Too many cases tried in the “Press” (main stream media promoting the Democrat Narrative) social media, and public opinion. Fair trials are hard to come by these days.

Richard Minetti
8 months ago

True justice prevailed; something our Democrats apparently know nothing about!

Rick
8 months ago

This was a won for justice

David Millikan
8 months ago

Rittenhouse should sue the FAKE media for $BILLIONS and have their Licenses REVOKED PERMANENTLY.

George
8 months ago

There you go again! Confusing the leftist media sources with facts when they desperately want to cling to their fantasies.

GT Patriot
8 months ago

Rittenhouse is in a perfect position to bring mega-billion lawsuits against the media. The judge
told the nation that MSNBC was possessed by left freakism because they chose to pursue the jury.
Pursue the jury ?????
Rittenhouse should retain Lyn Wood who won untold billions from the liberal media when they
falsely accused the high school kid who had the encounter with the indian agitator in DC.

JJ Johnson-Smith
8 months ago

Kyle has done a LOT of suffering for merely defending himself. It’s very sad that he had to endure so much, BUT….this kid has single-handedly strengthened the Second Amendment, drawn more attention to what a Constitutional Court should look like, AND…..shown America exactly how abhorrent the Media is. Maybe, through his sacrifices, Kyle Rittenhouse will ultimately be the key to the rest of us FINALLY holding the Media, the Judges, and the Violent Lefties, accountable. Thank you Kyle, and the NY Gun Granni and Madison’s Militia wishes you the best life ever!

Harry J Welsh
8 months ago

For some unknown reason the main news media outlets do not want to simply report the facts, They want to direct it to places it would not normally go to. They would have you believe it is not alright to defend yourself but that it is completely alright to tear down historical monuments, destroy parts of cities, and ruin the livelihood of people within those cities. I sincerely hope the boy sues for enough to put all of his defamers out of business. They do not deserve to hold broadcast licenses. Our excuse of a President decided the boy was wrong before he became President, hope he is sued right out of his Depends.

Sam
8 months ago

About a thousand years ago, when I was about 10, the (back then American News Media, when it WAS actually news for ‘everyone’) media used to speak about propaganda from the USSR. Our news media claimed, in the USA, we were indeed fortunate to receive from them the unbiased truth about what is happening in the world. And I wondered, sometimes to myself, sometimes to my parents. Do the USSR folks believe THEY are getting the news, and WE are hearing propaganda? What is news to one group might just be what that group is being led to believe is the truth. It made me truly uncomfortable to think OUR gubmint might be feeding US a line. Strange/unfortunate how, a thousand years later, one still wonders what group is getting news, and what group is getting propaganda……

J. F.
8 months ago

Satan is the father of lies. All of these liars are under his influence. Because of their disobedience, he has given them over to debased and depraved minds. Their takeover of our government, and our country, has become a terrifying nightmare.

J. F.
8 months ago
Reply to  J. F.

And yes, PTL for Kyle! God please bless and protect him and God help us all.

Patriot Bill
8 months ago

If you had heard any of these LIES before then you are reading PROPAGANDA not news. Drop or MSDNC and watch OANN instead.
Mainstream media is lying to you!

Wickedness exposed
8 months ago

PTL for Kyle Rittenhouse!!! He was in Kenosha to protect people from these wicked Blm and Antifa CCP/democrat goons. The democrats and mainstream media have allowed BLM and Antifa to destroy inner city businesses, kill innocent people, damage police and their vehicles without repercussions non-stop. All the while democrats are calling for defunding the police who are trying to protect innocent law abiding tax paying citizens. Mr. Rittenhouse had more courage than most of us and followed the law as well as he knew how too!!! Biden and his sidekick the evil Harris would if they could jail law abiding citizens while allowing the wicked to walk free. And this is exactly what they are doing every chance they get. Forcing these unconstitutional vaccines on everyone from kids to adults which kill and maim more people than Covid itself and then they have big pharma, big tech and the mainstream media censoring anyone trying to come forth with the diabolical outcomes of these jabs!!! This is where we are in the 10 months of the usurper Biden and the wicked democrats trying with all their might to destroy anything decent and good about America!!!

J. F.
8 months ago

God bless you!!!

Meant to be spent
8 months ago

Maybe the verdict was correct on technical grounds. As to the hair splitting above, it misses the key point here. If the despicable crybaby idiot had remained at home, where he belonged, none of this would have happened, and two families would still have their loser relatives around to love (or hate).

Much is made of Rittenhouse “helping” and aiding injured protesters. If he was so interested in helping injured protesters, why did he bring a gun with him? I can think of three people he really helped.

The comments above show why the left love useful idiots like Rittenhouse so much. He gives them a perfect target to demonize, no matter if it is fairly or unfairly. Their readers/listeners will not bother to check the facts, they will simply add these “reports” to their list of reasons why they hate all “white supremacists” including in this people like us.

If there was such a thing as felony stupidity, Rittenhouse would be convicted and sentenced to life without parole.

Al H
8 months ago

If the rioters also had stayed home, none of this would have happened.

J. F.
8 months ago
Reply to  Al H

I agree. All of the rioters, and the city and state governments that are allowing it, are the ones who should be prosecuted and in jail! They are violent, not peaceful protesters, and they and the media are being controlled by Satan and Soros and the evil “organizers” that are trying to destroy our country. Kyle is a hero!

Wayne
8 months ago

There’s no law against being stupid, and if there were, you would be guilty as sin!

irene
8 months ago

thank you to the jury for seeing the truth and having the balls to stand up for the truth. as for the media, I hope to see you burn and your ashes blow away. all you are a whore of the left, the demon rats and the commies. and to the feds, if you touch this young man, you blood will be sprayed all over. all you jackasses seem to be are another group of whore for the demon rats. you make Judas look like a cub scout the way you fawn over every thing the demon rats tell you to do. I like to see the gold you are taken turn on you and made your life a hell. as for all those evil clowns in front of the court house especially the black. all you look like are stooges and all I see from you black is the return of the black house slave. is that all you do is say yes master. were are your balls. I am sure the freed slaves who you come from are rolling in their graves and wishing they never spell their sperms in the first place. I was around during the civil rights movement and I saw good men and women fight for freedom and all you want is to be under the thumb of the demon rats and to segregate yourselves. remember if the first nation people had their ways, the pale faces may go back to Europe but all of you will be sent back to Africa. good luck with that

Steven E King
8 months ago

Extremely glad that Kyle was found not guilty on all charges. A great day for the 2nd Amendment and the Constitution. A super great day for Kyle. Let’s Go Brandon.

Murf Appling
8 months ago

A pertinent ??? pls: “Is all the above fact or fiction?” Hard to discern, in this day & age, what is,
who is, where is, if that is, the actual truth of the matter @ hand. Our elected Representatives do
seem to lack a certain “fortitude” & it does not bode well for the future of the Grand Republic.

Bruce Doane
8 months ago

Thankfully, the truth, when it is finally identified and brought to the light of day, still prevails. This after having been ignored, dismissed not only with disregard but with what to me appears to be malice on steroids, because it either didn’t fall in line with a certain ideology, or it perhaps wouldn’t sell, or some combination thereof. Truth wins!

Darryl Coleman
8 months ago

As far as I am concerned…the news media can take a long walk off a short bridge… They are BOUGHT & PAID for deep state operatives!

Gail
8 months ago

I hope the Kyle files lawsuits against the news media (you think they would have learned after Nick Sandmann got them for $250M) and everyone else up to and including Biden.

Morbious
8 months ago

This case had outsized importance to the left because they’re keen to neutralize resistance to their shock troops. Antifa and blm are what the SA was in germany 85 years ago. Had this young man been convicted for obvious self defense, who would dare oppose violent thugs? A lose lose situation. Still, this case advances their cause. It should’ve been dismissed.

Norbert Y Schlachta
8 months ago
Reply to  Morbious

Something these “protestors” seem not to know, once they got their Dear Leader into power, the SA were eliminated.

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