CBS ‘”Face the Nation” had to issue a correction after a reporter on Sunday claimed that Kyle Rittenhouse crossed state borders “armed to fight” ahead of his deadly meeting in Kenosha, Wis.
In the first report, reporter Mark Strassman suggested that Rittenhouse cross state borders, from Illinois to Wisconsin, with a gun in his possession. However, the court’s testimony and police interrogations revealed that the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 rifle Rittenhouse used during the Kenosha riots was already in town prior to his trip.
“Lots to unpack here, this country’s ongoing moment of racial calculation, vigilance and self-defense demands from armed people stepping in for themselves,” Strassman added.
CBS ‘FACE THE NATION CLAIMS RITTENHOUSE CROSSED STATE LINES’ ARMED FOR BATTLE ‘
A day after Fox News Digital reached out to “Face the Nation” to mark Strassman’s misleading narrative, the show responded by saying it added an editorial note to Sunday’s printout: “Coverage under ‘Face the Nation’ today of protests following the verdict in the lawsuit against Kyle Rittenhouse stated that Rittenhouse ‘drove in from Illinois armed to fight’. Kyle Rittenhouse testified that he did not drive to Kenosha with a weapon. It was not illegal for Rittenhouse to possess that particular weapon. We apologize for this. forgetfulness in the language. “
Several businesses have repeated the same claim despite legal documentation. The media often has misunderstood the events of Kenosha, or declared Rittenhouse a guilty man, even before the defense presented its case. Liberal media experts and Democratic politicians, meanwhile, has called Rittenhouse a “white supremacy.”
Defense attorney Mark Richards recently heard about the reporting that took place during the trial.
“It’s wrong,” he told “Banfield” host Ashleigh Banfield on Sunday. “When I hear a guest host on Joy Reid say that my client drove four hours to go to riots with his AR, it’s wrong. It’s false.”
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Insider reported that the idea that Rittenhouse traveled from Illinois to Wisconsin with the rifle in his possession was one of the most popular “myths” surrounding the case.
Rittenhouse claimed in court that he was acting in self-defense during the Kenosha riots in August 2020, when he shot and killed two men, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounded a third man, Gaige Grosskreutz.
The 18-year-old was found not guilty on all five charges against him on Friday, including first-degree reckless murder, two counts of first-degree willful murder and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. His mother, Wendy Rittenhouse, told Fox News it was “not about winning or losing” in this case, as the incident left several families in mourning, adding that her son felt “remorse” over what happened.
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