Kyle Rittenhouse – False Reportage, Media Mistakes
Update, link off-site:
Much of the American coverage of the Rittenhouse story was so false and designed to fit into a liberal, far left narrative, that errors were made – details were either wrong or omitted (if the details made Rittenhouse look good).
The media coverage of Rittenhouse was so bad, so inaccurate (just like the Covington kid a few years ago), that during the trial, which was televised live, was the first time that many of his critics were, for the first time, hearing what really happened, and, the honest ones admitted in their tweets or articles that they had earlier got Rittenhouse wrong.
Some of the international media coverage was so bad, that this egregious mistake was apparently made: for some time, some international outlets were INCORRECTLY reporting that the men Rittenhouse shot were black men – they were not; they were white men.
Whether this was deliberate or an honest misunderstanding, I do not know, but it probably influenced how some people viewed Rittenhouse or what happened in Kenosha.
A lot of the liberal narrative did not mention in reportage that Rittenhouse was acting in self defense, that one or two of the guys were going to draw their firearms to kill him (one later admitted after the fact that yes, that is what he was trying to do and he wish he had murdered Rittenhouse), one guy, Huber, was beating Rittenhouse over the head with his skateboard (which can, yes, result in death, or in the man being able to knock Rittenhouse out to take his firearm if he so chooses).
Yet other media neglected to mention that some of the men shot and killed by Rittenhouse – in self defense – had criminal backgrounds.
One of the men, Joseph Rosenbaum, was a serial child rapist.
What I read a few months back is that Rosenbaum had dated single women with children for the express purpose of gaining access to the children so he could molest or rape them, which he did. (I doubt any or many of those victims mind that he was taken out by Rittenhouse.)
You can read more about the errors and biases that tarnished the media coverage at the links below:
Newly released Joseph Rosenbaum sex offender documents obtained by Wisconsin Right Now from the Pima County (Arizona) Clerk of Courts confirm Joseph Rosenbaum was charged by a grand jury with 11 counts of child molestation and inappropriate sexual activity around children, including anal rape.
The victims were five boys ranging in age from nine to 11 years old.
At trial, these assertions didn’t materialize.
No, the Washington Post admitted, there wasn’t any evidence tying Rittenhouse to white supremacists.
No, the gun didn’t actually cross state lines, as so much of the reporting around the trial suggested. No, he hadn’t been the one to fire the first shot.
No, even Gaige Grosskreutz, the third man whom Rittenhouse shot in self-defense, admitted that Rittenhouse hadn’t shot him until Grosskreutz pointed his own gun (for which he no longer had a valid concealed-carry permit) at Rittenhouse.
And, finally, yes, Kyle Rittenhouse had been acting in self-defense.
Most of this information was publicly available long before the trial, overlooked or ignored in favor of red herrings about race and the misdeeds of the former president. If Rittenhouse sues for defamation, it won’t come as a shock.