Don’t Forget How the Left Defamed Kyle Rittenhouse
19 Nov 2021
CLAY: We played this a while back after Rittenhouse went on the witness stand. This is a collection of media on CNN, MSNBC, and other left-wing outlets maligning, insulting, disparaging Kyle Rittenhouse, calling him a murderer, a white supremacist, a terrorizing school shooter. Listen to this now in the wake of Kyle Rittenhouse being found not guilty on all charges and tell me that all of these people shouldn’t be held accountable for their lies. We give credit to the jury, but my goodness. The media wrong again.
KASPARIAN: “Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse — he murdered two people, by the way.”
JOHNSON: “Rittenhouse is basically what you would have had in a school shooter. He’s a 17-year-old kid, he shouldn’t have had a gun, he crossed state lines to supposedly protect property? No, he was going out to shoot people.”
O’DONNELL: “Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old vigilante…”
WALLACE: “Kyle Rittenhouse, a vigilante…”
REID: “Kyle Rittenhouse, the armed teenage vigilante…”
HEILEMANN: “The 17-year-old vigilante, arguably a domestic terrorist, picked up a rifle, drove to a different state to shoot people.”
UYGUR: “Kyle Rittenhouse, a guy who is deeply racist, went with weapons to a Black Lives Matter protest, looking to get in trouble — he did, he murdered a couple of people.”
SCARBOROUGH: “Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old kid, just running around, shooting and killing protesters.”
CLAY: Shameful, Buck.
BUCK: It’s shameful and not a single person saying that feels the least bit of shame because they don’t actually go on air to tell people the truth. They go on air to tell people who believe lies even more lies. They go to support the narrative of the left. Let’s also remember that not only, as you rightly point out here, Clay, did we have the Democrat media and Joe Biden when he was running for president defaming Kyle Rittenhouse, I mean, calling him a racist. There was no basis whatsoever for that. They just said he’s white, he had a gun, and he shot crazy, lunatic left-wing protesters; so he must be a racist. There was no reasonable basis for even making that assertion. But beyond that, Big Tech took action against those who merely wanted Kyle Rittenhouse to get a fair trial.
They shut down — they shut down his GoFundMe, they shut down his efforts to raise money for his defense. Big Media chased down people who donated to Kyle’s defense fund and treated them like they were, you know, sending money to Adolf Hitler. These people are a disgrace. The left has completely lost its mind, and this just shows you they were defaming a good kid who was defending himself, and they don’t feel any regret about it. That’s what we’re dealing with.
CLAY: Speaking of which, your mayor, Bill de Blasio — did you see he’s already tweeted about this?
BUCK: I mean, he’s the worst person, after Fauci, in America, Clay, so I’m not surprised —
You are the dumbest politician in America. https://t.co/ySIbD1kyS9
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 19, 2021
CLAY: Here is what he tweeted. He just tweeted. I flagged this ’cause I was like, oh, Buck’s gonna lose — love this. “Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum” — by the way, both of whom have criminal past — “are victims. They should be alive today. The only reason they’re not is because a violent, dangerous man chose to take a gun across state lines and start shooting people. To call this a miscarriage of justice is an understatement.” That’s what he just tweeted, Buck.
BUCK: He is the worst, dumbest mayor and maybe politician in America. I mean, I don’t know — and, by the way, what does he think that he knows that these 12 jurors who sat through this whole trial, what does he think he sees that they didn’t see? Why does he believe that their completely legitimate and lawful and righteous verdict is somehow absurd, they got it wrong. Really? Based on what? He just pushes the narrative. He’s another one who is an utter disgrace. And I just — I feel for the Rittenhouse family right now. I mean, they — think of the sigh of relief. Because, Clay, it’s not just that their boy isn’t gonna spend what was the rest of his life in prison, but also he’s not a murderer. He defended himself.
CLAY: That’s right.
BUCK: What he did was not only lawful, it was ethical. It was moral. It was the same thing that any member of this audience should be able to do and should never face the wrath of the state for doing. There’s some very important takeaways from this, I can tell you right now. The left-wing mob, the Democrat shock troops of the Biden campaign, they’re feeling weird right now, Clay. What do you mean we can’t just burn down everyone’s businesses and punch them in the face and break their jaw without consequence? Apparently not.
SEN. PAUL: People have to vote with their feet and with their dollars, and they have to flee these places.
LAFFER: With this type of pressure on Ukraine, there is no way from Sunday they're gonna come back and be a productive, healthy nation for a long, long time.
MILLER: We know for a fact that everybody's complying here in California and it's not working.
BUCK: I never bought this, Clay, that there was some feud. It's so obvious, right? It's the oldest trick in the book for the libs.
CLAY: Nobody argued about the election results in 1984 when Ronald Reagan destroyed Walter Mondale, right?