Skip to comments.A 'Victory Lap' with Tucker Carlson?
Posted on 11/24/2021 3:46:35 AM PST by Kaslin
After Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted for self-defense in the death of two men who attacked him during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the one thing that was guaranteed to outrage the liberal media mob was Rittenhouse doing a "victory lap" on Tucker Carlson's top-rated Fox show.
CNN's pretentiously superior Oliver Darcy was revolted by Carlson's praise: "Kyle Rittenhouse struck us as bright, decent, sincere, dutiful, and hardworking." The Fox host added he's "exactly the kind of person you would want many more of in your country. He's not especially political. He never wanted to be the symbol of anything."
But of course, Rittenhouse is now a symbol for both sides of the political divide. He should know by now that you can't take sides in a riot and say you're not especially political. Rittenhouse was elevated into a national story because the left wanted to insist that the real criminals in Kenosha weren't the rioters. They don't want the boy to be lionized but they're allergic to seeing leftist rioters being villainized.
The liberal media was looking for a story and a symbol that would underline their narrative of America being torn apart by Trumpism, racism and rioting -- or, in this case, the attempts to curtail the rioting.
Darcy channeled the left-wing view that conservative media was elevating Rittenhouse into a "role model" for teenage vigilantes to emulate. "Not only are people like Carlson excusing the general concept of vigilante justice, they are actively encouraging it."
It's true that some people tried to create a bandwagon around the acquittal, insisting they'd like Rittenhouse to be an intern in their congressional office or offering him a free AR-15 to celebrate. He's not a "hero." He's just a boy who defended himself in a frightening and violent situation.
His heart was certainly in the right place, even if I wouldn't want my son in that danger zone. But the media rails against "vigilantes" and aren't fans of the police either. Darcy and the rest seem to be encouraging unchecked rioting and chaos ... as long as it magnifies the right racial and political cause. Burning your furniture store to the ground is called an "uprising" or a "racial reckoning."
Rittenhouse wasn't wrong to call out the media for repeatedly mangling the facts of his case. "He crossed state lines. False. He's a white supremacist. False. None of that is true. And the lies that they can just get away with spreading. It's just sickening. And it's a disgrace to this country."
Some people will never give up on a disgracefully wrong narrative. On MSNBC's "The Reidout" after the verdict came out, Joy Reid declared the lesson was, "If I'm walking around and I'm a white nationalist coward little kid with an AR-15 and I see someone drive by with a Black Lives Matter bumper sticker and I feel threatened, I can open fire." Jason Johnson imagined that Rittenhouse shot the two rioters because they were "race traitors" that "stood against the core conceit of white supremacy, that straight white men have dominion over everything, especially black bodies."
The official postverdict statement by Black Lives Matter cried conspiracy theory: "It was a set up from the beginning. The police, the judge, the court, mainstream media, and every single system involved all wrapped their arms around Kyle Rittenhouse from the very beginning."
Anyone claiming the "mainstream media" was engaged in a long hug with Rittenhouse should be given a Breathalyzer test. Apparently, those Marxist BLM leaders were too busy counting their millions to watch any news reports.
There’s an interview up with Kyle and Ashleigh Banfield on youtube
He holds his own with her, but she definitely let it be known what lenses she looks through
I can’t post it from my tablet or I would
Anyone claiming the “mainstream media” was engaged in a long hug with Rittenhouse should be given a Breathalyzer test......journos were tallying their Biden tax breaks, and “impoverished” BLM Marxists were busy counting their millions to watch any news reports.
Those who say Kyle’s actions were vigilantism don’t know the difference between that and self-defense. They are distinct. In taking the shots he did, Kyle wasn’t enforcing laws, he was trying to keep from getting murdered.
In keeping with the left’s penchant for doing what they accuse others of doing, those attempting to disarm Kyle, “because he shouldn’t have a gun” were the vigilantes, attempting to enforce gun control laws as they understood them (wrongly).
It’s both. Kyle was only there because the PD was AWOL. Probably because they knew the FIBBERS were filming them from above.
I recorded the interview Tucker Carlson had with him and watched it the next day.
President Trump personally met with Kyle Rittenhouse tonight at Mar-a-Lago… Photo… Posted by Kane on November 23, 2021 10:53 pm
I wish he’d stop doing interviews now.
They’re trying to goad him into saying something that media matters can twist
Banfield tried really really hard to
I wish someone could explain to me why leftist racists so frequently use that particular phrase. It sounds so degrading and demeaning!
Exactly right. The only actions which fit the definition of vigilantism in this event were those of Rosenbaum, Huber, Jump Kick Man and Grosskreutz, all of whom were taking the law into their own hands and imposing their own street justice for what they mistakenly thought was some kind of wrongdoing by Rittenhouse.
The only “law” Kyle was enforcing was nature’s law of self preservation, and THAT is not being a vigilante.
That is a wonderful sight.
Aren’t the riots in and of themselves a form of vigilantism?
Let me hazard a guess. The left loves emotional catch phrases such as "black lives matter", "no justice, no piece" and such. When they use "black bodies", I think they want to generate an emotional image of dead black men to punctuate whatever anti-white screed they're trying to promote.
“He’s just a boy who defended himself in a frightening and violent situation.”
Incorrect. Kyle was tried as an adult. He’s also more of a man than the entire elected and appointed leadership of Kenosha and the State of Wisconsin.
He doesn’t seem like the type that will just sit down and shut up like the left wants.
That is a wonderful sight.
The ridicuolous reponses to the VA elections, and the Rittenhouse case, show the radib over the top racism at the heart of the current US Demcorat Party.
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