Nick Sandmann took the major media for $250 million when they defamed his name and reputation. Given that measure, Kyle Rittenhouse will own MSNBC within a week. Our suggestion? Fumigate it and turn it into a serpentarium. The new residents will feel right at home.
FNC: “Multiple media outlets, liberal pundits and Democratic politicians declared Kyle Rittenhouse a murderer and White supremacist, before and after he was acquitted of all charges, leading many to believe the 18-year-old could have a case for defamation lawsuits.
A jury found Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense at the Kenosha riots in August 2020 when he shot and killed two men, Joseph Rosenbaum, and Anthony Huber, and injured a third man, Gaige Grosskreutz. The 18-year-old was found not guilty on all five charges against him last Friday, including first-degree reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.”
— New York Post (@nypost) November 23, 2021
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MSNBC host Tiffany Cross opined racists in Congress “freely and celebrate this little murderous White supremacist,” another MSNBC pundit called the verdict “what White people vote for” and Washington Post correspondent Philip Bump provided “analysis” in a piece titled, “Rittenhouse was acquitted, not validated.” Rittenhouse has a case and then some. Not to mention the vicious racism of MSNBC and their ilk.
“It’s just breathtaking, some of the things being said, being written, I can understand in the initial shock over what happened and there is two people dead and riots in the streets happening in Kenosha back last year, people perhaps getting a few things wrong, but … the misinformation continues to flow to this day,” Guy Benson said Monday on “Outnumbered.
“I saw example after example over the weekend of news articles from actual news organizations, supposedly with lawyers of editorial oversight, getting basic facts wrong about the case, about the trial, about the Jacob Blake police shooting from last summer that was sort of the triggering event of the rioting,” Benson continued. “Details, of course, matter … we have larger truths being spewed all over the place that are, in fact, not truths at all. Falsehoods.”
“Generalized name-calling or offensive opinions will not suffice, nor will mere sloppiness or reliance on inaccurate media reports. For this purpose, at least, Rittenhouse was a public figure involved in a public controversy, and only specific false factual assertions harmful to his reputation that were known to be untrue or in reckless disregard of the truth even potentially give rise to a claim,” Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson said.