Kyle Rittenhouse joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday to announce his new initiative “The Media Accountability Project” — a group that will be used to hold “members of the media accountable” for lies and defamation similar to what Rittenhouse endured before, during, and after his homicide trial in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2021. Rittenhouse was ultimately found not guilty on all charges after he was accused of murdering two men during a riot in 2020.
“So for over a year, media outlets in this country lied about Kyle Rittenhouse in an effort to have put behind bars for the rest of his life. They called him a white supremacist, which he is not. They told us he crossed state lines with an AR-15, which he did not, and therefore he was a terrorist,” Carlson explained before showing a montage of MSNBC guests like Reverend Al Sharpton and others accusing Rittenhouse of embodying white supremacy.
“White supremacy – no one he shot was not white, everyone involved in the story was white, of course, but it’s white supremacy,” Carlson said sarcastically. “They’re lying to put the kid in prison for the rest of his life. What they just told you there are lies. Rittenhouse’s mother didn’t drive him across state lines with an AR-15; he borrowed the gun from a friend in Wisconsin. He lived about 15 minutes from Wisconsin. He worked in Wisconsin. So, the question is, after a full year of watching these people lie in order to imprison a kid for the rest of his, who’s going to hold the liars accountable?” Carlson pondered before introducing Rittenhouse.
“Kyle, thank you so much for coming on tonight. I can’t think of many people who’ve been at the receiving end of this much sinister lying from so-called news organizations as you have. How are you going to respond?” Carlson asked.
“Well Tucker thank you for having me,” Rittenhouse said. “Me and my team have decided to launch the ‘Media Accountability Project’ as a tool to help fundraise and hold the media accountable for the lies they said and deal with them in court.”
“Interesting, so the idea is — maybe like the Covington Catholic kids — you will be suing news organizations that maliciously lie about people who are in the news?” Carlson inquired.
“Yes, sir. We’re going to be holding them accountable, Tucker.” Rittenhouse affirmed.
“I guess I have to ask kind of a dumb question, why isn’t there a group like this that exists already since the media so often not observers, they’re players, they’re participants in the news? Why hasn’t somebody done this before?” the host asked.
“That’s a good question, Tucker, and I’m not sure, to be honest,” Rittenhouse answered. “But I don’t want to see anybody else have to deal with what I went through, so I want to hold them accountable for what they did to me, so I don’t want to see anybody else have to go through what I went through.”
Rittenhouse’s comments can be seen here:
BREAKING: Kyle Rittenhouse Announces Defamation LAWSUITS Against Corporate Media And Whoopi Goldberg (!!!) pic.twitter.com/xqRxJy9ojd
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 22, 2022
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