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In retrospect, it is outstanding simply how dishonest, how completely and deliberately dishonest the media protection of the Kyle Rittenhouse story turned out to be. All of it was a lie. Rittenhouse was not a white supremacist. He was by no means in a militia. He by no means crossed state traces with a firearm. The protest in Kenosha was not peaceable. It was a riot, chaotic and violent. Many of the rioters, by the way in which, carried weapons. Rittenhouse was hardly alone. Rittenhouse did not go to Kenosha wanting for bother. His father lived there. Rittenhouse himself labored as a lifeguard in Kenosha. 


On August twenty fifth of final summer time, Rittenhouse went downtown to face guard over a automotive lot. Here’s the context: The evening earlier than, police in Kenosha had finished nothing because the mob burned companies, together with one other automotive lot all the way in which to the bottom. So the enterprise proprietor wanted Kyle Rittenhouse’s assist. He was seeking to a 17-year-old for assist, if that offers you some perspective on how unhealthy issues had been. And he requested for it. As Rittenhouse stood there, rioters threatened his life. Then they tried to kill him. In the top, Rittenhouse shot three attackers as he tried to run to the security of the police. A quantity of media retailers claimed the lads Rittenhouse shot had been Black. In reality, all three had been white and all three had severe legal information. We might go on. Again, the media protection was from starting to finish a tapestry of lies. If you watched the trial final week, that. 

But what about Kyle Rittenhouse himself, what’s he like other than his testimony in court docket? Few Americans have ever heard his voice. Over the subsequent hour, we’ll let Kyle Rittenhouse communicate for himself. You could make up your individual thoughts what you suppose. 

Rittenhouse: I was being used for a cause Video

But earlier than we begin one remark which you’ll be able to’t resist making, it is arduous to disregard the yawning class divide between Kyle Rittenhouse and his many critics within the media. Rittenhouse comes from the least privileged sector of our society. During highschool, he labored as a janitor and a fry cook dinner to assist assist his household. Last yr, he received into faculty at Arizona State, and he is very proud of it. In the world Kyle Rittenhouse grew up in, it’s not a given that children go to school. It’s not even shut. 


During the course of our lengthy dialog, Kyle Rittenhouse struck us as brilliant, respectable, honest, dutiful and hardworking precisely the sort of particular person you’d need many extra of in your nation. He’s not particularly political. He by no means wished to be the image of something. Kyle Rittenhouse simply wished to maintain violent lunatics from setting hearth to vehicles. In the America he grew up in. That was thought of virtuous. So if Rittenhouse appears somewhat bewildered at factors throughout our interview, pondering again over the past yr and what occurred to him, that is in all probability why. Rather a lot of the issues he assumed had been true about this nation turned out to not be true in any respect. So in that means, he speaks for many of us. 

This article is tailored from Tucker Carlson’s opening commentary on the November 22, 2021 version of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”