It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that some liberal outlets want to fool their readers about what happened the night Kyle Rittenhouse shot three men. We should study just how successful those outlets have been on this score of misinforming — or, to be more charitable, how ineffective the largest outlets have been on the task of accurately informing the public.
It’s good to look at the slanted way the media present the facts of the shootings and misrepresent the trial. For instance, after one of the men Rittenhouse shot, Gaige Grosskreutz, testified that he pointed his gun at Rittenhouse before Rittenhouse shot him, media coverage of Grosskreutz’s testimony regularly omitted that very pertinent fact .
There are major outlets declaring the verdict midtrial.
And there are a hundred other details we could harp on. For instance, check out this Washington Post podcast in which the host says Rittenhouse lives “in a different state” without naming it. That makes it sound like he lives far away. In reality, Rittenhouse lives in Antioch, Illinois, which borders Wisconsin. The closest Costco to his house is the one just outside Kenosha.
But these arguments get tiresome. The podcasters could defend themselves — it’s true that Antioch is in a different state from Kenosha!
Similarly, journalists could all defend their weird commentary about race in this story. Again, this Washington Post podcast says Rittenhouse “shot three protestors. The protests were over the police shooting of a young black man named Jacob Blake.” The hosts worry that if Rittenhouse is acquitted, it would “embolden anti-black figures” to believe “if you shoot them, you might be able to get away with it.”
The hosts never mention that Rittenhouse shot three white men and zero nonwhite men. But they never explicitly claim anything different.
I don’t pick on this podcast because it’s extraordinarily biased, but because this bias is kind of ordinary. The tone of media coverage has led many people to believe Rittenhouse shot black people.
Story continues at: Rittenhouse killed blacks?