Kyle Rittenhouse is set to sue the mainstream media and Big Tech into oblivion for falsely accussing him of being a “white supremacist” and “murderer”.
As soon as the jury’s not guilty verdict was read on Friday afternoon, observers had some ideas for what the fully exonerated Rittenhouse should do next: sue those corporate overlords who spent the last few months trying to ruin his life. The idea gained so much traction that “#defamation” began trending on Twitter within minutes of the verdict being announced.
NEW – Many U.S. media outlets and journalists labeled Kyle Rittenhouse, who acted in self-defense, a mass murderer or worse, and may now face defamation lawsuits – reports.— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 19, 2021
Earlier this week Nick Sandmann, the CNN millionaire, encouraged Kyle Rittenhouse to take all of the mainstream and big tech liars to court and financially destroy them.
Sandmann encouraged Rittenhouse to give defamation lawsuits “a shot” and “hold the media accountable.” He said:
“The parallels between me and Kyle Rittenhouse are impossible not to draw.
Kyle was 17-years-old when he became a household name after that terrible tragedy in Kenosha.
I was 16-years-old when I was catapulted into the national conversation by video of an encounter with a Native American activist on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Kyle was almost immediately labelled a ‘white supremacist’ and a ‘domestic terrorist’.”
The Kyle Rittenhouse lawsuits against some media outlets and figures will make the Nicholas Sandmann lawsuits look like pennies on the dollar.— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 19, 2021
Townhall.com reports: According to Kyle Rittenhouse’s spokesman David Hancock, accountability in the form of lawsuits might be coming. “The potential exists for quite a lot of lawsuits,” Hancock said. “The false reporting cannot be overlooked.”
Rittenhouse spokesman David Hancock: Kyle defended himself with control and composure .. There have been so many lies from the media. The potential exists for quite a lot of lawsuits coming up. The false reporting cannot be overlooked. So much impropriety done by the prosecution.— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) November 19, 2021
The biggest challenge for Rittenhouse and his lawyers could turn out to be narrowing down a list of publications and individuals to sue. Drew Holden compiled one of his masterpiece threads highlighting the media’s long list of inaccurate and outright false statements made about Rittenhouse that started from the word go.
🧵THREAD🧵— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) November 19, 2021
It’s time to revisit the coverage of Kyle Rittenhouse.
With the news that he has been acquitted on all counts, don’t forget the ways that Dems and the corporate press came together to craft a false narrative in his case.
Let’s break down how we got here⤵️
We need to start with the media coverage that framed this case in the public mind.— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) November 19, 2021
To the press, Rittenhouse was as good as guilty when the news broke. So naturally, to @CNN, the people he shot in self defense were heroes & those defending him had “justified murder.” pic.twitter.com/jsMxd4547N
This wasn’t just limited to CNN. @nytimes put out what amounts to a hit piece on Rittenhouse because his “social media accounts showed strong support for officers.”— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) November 19, 2021
They even put out a piece about how right-wingers attacking protestors was some sort of phenomenon. pic.twitter.com/f3yqKRxGUA
In addition to the self-important narrative guardians in the biased media, there were also the elected officials — Democrats, of course — who chimed in without accurate information, pouring gas on the media’s fire. The roster of potential targets for lawsuits include members of the Squad and President Joe Biden who used his smear of Kyle Rittenhouse as a white supremacist in a campaign ad.
I don’t have space for all the awful coverage, but here’s a smattering from @USATODAY (doesn’t sound like it), @CBSNews (interesting the trending Twitter topics that make headlines) and @thedailybeast (“fanatic”).— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) November 19, 2021
The takeaway audience were meant to have was clear.
And wrong. pic.twitter.com/Jmna4dP878
In the wake of Friday’s verdict, those who lied about Kyle Rittenhouse were either silent or, more frequently, spent the afternoon doubling down on their lies.