You would think the left-wing media would’ve learned a lesson or two from slandering Nick Sandmann, the MAGA hat-wearing teen who was confronted by a Trump-deranged Indian guy banging a drum and the media made it look like the snotty white kid was blocking the poor man’s way. Sandmann has already bagged multi-million-dollar settlements from the WashPo and CNN, and his lawyer ain’t quite done yet.
Then along comes Kyle Rittenhouse. He’s the young man charged with double homicide in Kenosha, WI. The left-wing media are already portraying him as a white supremacist, yet I was not able to find anything that would remotely link him to that movement. You can argue he shouldn’t have been walking around
Kenosha with a rifle. Then his lawyer claims he was not carrying illegally. Of course, no one on the left has a negative thing to say about the guy Rittenhouse shot who was pointing a pistol at him. No admonition for him saying he shouldn’t be packing.
I withheld judgement on the Rittenhouse shooting for a couple of days and gave myself time to explore all of the available videos and eyewitness testimony. Joseph Rosenbaum, the first man to be shot by Rittenhouse, was a convicted child molester. Not that being a child molester makes you an automatic target, but it gives you a little insight into who we’re dealing with. He was an unhinged, violent criminal who earlier in the day was seen screaming over and over again, “Shoot me, nigga!” Apparently he got his wish.
Video shows Rosenbaum running after Rittenhouse who apparently had just put out a dumpster fire. This is not some analogy for Joe Biden’s campaign. He had literally, according to reports, just put out a fire in a dumpster that Antifa members had set. It was reportedly close to the car dealership Rittenhouse was guarding. Rosenbaum chased Rittenhouse until he cornered him up next to a car. Rosenbaum then grabbed for Rittenhouse’s rifle at which time Rittenhouse discharged his weapon and Rosenbaum lay mortally wounded.
Rittenhouse then dialed someone up on the phone. It’s presumed it was 911, but we can’t be sure at this point. He told the person on the other end he had just shot someone. Suddenly several Antifa members began pursuing him. He was either pushed or he tripped and fell to the ground. Several Antifa thugs jumped on him. One, Anthony Huber, attacked him with a skateboard. I listened aghast as one news report, on Fox News of all places, said no one attacked Rittenhouse on the ground. Beating people senseless with a skateboard is standard operating procedure with these Antifa thugs. Rittenhouse shot Huber who staggered away then collapsed to the ground dead.
The third unfortunate man to encounter Rittenhouse was Gauge Grosskreutz. He was carrying a pistol even though he was forbidden to carry because of another conviction and violating probation. Before he could shoot Rittenhouse he was shot in the arm. Anthony Huber, who died of his wounds, was convicted of domestic violence.
But it’s Kyle Rittenhouse who’s being vilified by the mainstream media. They’ve called him a white nationalist, a white supremacist, and worse, all the while ignoring the horrific records of the thugs he shot.
Look, Kyle Rittenhouse isn’t necessarily a hero like some on the right want to portray him, but he was clearly acting in self defense. I think prosecutors charged him because they were afraid not to, but imagine what’s going to happen when they have to drop the charges.
You think you’ve seen unrest? Buckle up.
Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show, on SuperTalk 99.7WTN in Nashville. He's also co-host of The PodGOATs podcast and I'm Calling Bovine Scatology.