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The liberal media continues to spread misinformation even as Kyle Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all charges.
Constitutional scholar and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has said the media is responsible for publishing deliberate and willful lies about Rittenhouse.
CBS reporter Mark Strassman of “Face the Nation” falsely claimed that Kyle Rittenhouse crossed state lines “armed for battle.”
The network issued a correction as they admit to engaging in “oversight in language.”
CBS was attempting to provide coverage of the recent jury ruling over 18-year-old Rittenhouse. Strassman failed to understand basic facts about the case.
“Lots to unpack here, this country’s ongoing moment of racial reckoning, vigilantism, and self-defense claims from armed people who deputize themselves,” Strassman said.
Strassman described Rittenhouse as having been “drove in from Illinois armed for battle.”
This lie about Rittenhouse has been frequently pushed by the left-wing media to smear the teenager.
The statement is blatantly false. It was proven false in court.
As explained by Rittenhouse’s defense attorney, the teenager never purchased a semi-automatic weapon and he didn’t cross state lines with a weapon.
Rittenhouse even testified that he did not drive to Kenosha with a weapon. He did not “drive in from Illinois armed for battle,” as CBS claims.
The rifle was purchased by 19-year-old Dominick David Black and it was not illegal for Rittenhouse to possess the weapon at the time.
The gun charge against Rittenhouse was dropped because it was simply legal for him to possess the weapon. The prosecution even admitted this point as they could present no evidence to defend the charge.
Defense lawyer Mark Richards fired back against the liberal media for pushing this lie.
“That’s wrong,” he said. “When I hear some guest host on Joy Reid say my client drove four hours to go to a riot with his AR, that’s wrong. It’s false.”
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In August 2020, the then-17-year-old Rittenhouse shot three men attempting to attack him during the Kenosha riots in Wisconsin. The shots later killed two of his attackers, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, while wounding a third, Gaige Grosskreutz.
Rittenhouse then faced several charges, including first-degree intentional homicide. His attorneys claimed he had fired the weapon in self-defense.
Strassman’s description was despite court testimony and police interviews saying the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle he used was already in Wisconsin prior to his trip across state lines.
The trial revealed that the rifle was purchased by 19-year-old Dominick David Black who had kept the weapon in Wisconsin for Rittenhouse. Police have charged Black with two felony counts of intentionally giving firearms to a minor, but Rittenhouse faced no charges for possessing a weapon at the time…
Media outlets have often misconstrued the events in Kenosha, frequently referencing his crossing state lines from his residence in Illinois to Wisconsin. In addition, several media pundits and Democrat politicians have labelled Rittenhouse a “White supremacist,” including then-presidential candidate Joe Biden in 2020.
A jury found Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges brought against him on Friday. Progressives and media hosts, however, continued to denounce Rittenhouse, as well as trial Judge Bruce Schroeder.