While the actual jury is still out as of the end of day yesterday, November 16th, 2021, the mainstream media’s verdict has been in since the very beginning. MSNBC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times and just about every other leftist commentator out there decided that not only was Kyle Rittenhouse guilty of murder, they’ve labeled him a mass shooter, a domestic terrorist, and even a white supremacist.
Even though nobody can truly know the full weight of the burden that Rittenhouse is currently carrying at the moment, one other can at least understand that bile and hatred and vulnerability Kyle faces with leftist media. Nicholas “Nick” Sandmann. Yesterday he wrote a poignant, emotional, and understanding op-ed for the Daily Mail. No child, no young adult can understand the terror felt by the full force of the media’s influence turning on Kyle quite the same way that Nick can.
As Nick states in his own op-ed, his entire life was changed when an activist approached him and began to harass him. Why was he the one harassed? He was just a teenager! Unfortunately for Nick Sandmann he was also a white, Christian teenager who was wearing a red MAGA hat. That was enough to label him as the worst sort of scum who has spent the past few years fighting legacy media for the lies, both in print and verbally, that were told about him. For the losses of opportunity he incurred because of a rabid media bent on destroying his life, for no other reason than that he was a teenaged boy who they thought was entirely defenseless.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 16, 2021
In his op-ed, Sandmann states:
“This is the problem with liberal media outlets in the United States. They want to get the story first, get the most views, make the most money, and advance the agenda from liberal patrons.
“These outlets cover themselves when they are wrong with small footnotes at the ends of long articles, clarifying that new information has come out and that they have updated their coverage.
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“News shouldn’t be a scoreboard that constantly changes.
“News is about coverage that includes a statement of facts that does not need to be corrected. But, the liberal media doesn’t do this.
“The liberal media rushes to be the first to report.”
Below is a video that goes deep into the context of the day, shows the entirety of the situation and how it came to be that Nathan Phillips, the Native American veteran and activist, encountered the Covington students. Phillips lied about the encounter to anyone who would listen and talk show hosts, journalists, activists of all kinds, and of course the majority of Democrats, rushed to spread those lies. They were anxious an and hungry for a story and rather than examine the facts and actually do their job and investigate, they chose to publish, laugh, and mock first.
To Kyle Rittenhouse, Sandmann expressed his deepest sympathies, concerns, and his own outrage over what happened to both young men. He included a message of support at the end of his article, asking Kyle to get in touch with him and to know that he’s not alone.
“From my own experience, I know that this cannot be easy for Kyle. While I have waited to comment on the facts of Kyle’s case until the trial ends, I cannot hold back on the media’s public execution of him before the trial has concluded.
“At this time I would like to use my platform to let Kyle know that I am here for you and if you ever would like to reach out to me, I am about the only person our age to have an idea of how the media is treating you. The way the media has treated you is terrible, and you don’t have to face it alone.”