Revealed: Rittenhouse Will SUE Mainstream Media Companies

Written By BlabberBuzz | Wednesday, 23 February 2022 16:45
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Kyle Rittenhouse revealed a new initiative Monday directed at challenging major media outlets in court.

The Media Accountability Project will raise money for legal challenges against outlets Rittenhouse thinks defamed him throughout his trial and hold them “accountable.”

“The Media Accountability Project is the official fundraising vehicle for holding the worst offenders in our activist media accountable in court. In the long term, I want to provide a platform for independent journalists who are actually committed to the truth, but for right now, accountability is priority No. 1,” Rittenhouse explained, according to the Washington Examiner.

Rittenhouse, who was 17 when he fatally shot two men and wounded a third during the 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, insisted he was acting in self-defense and was in the city with a rifle to help protect businesses there throughout the unrest that came after the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

A Wisconsin jury in November acquitted Rittenhouse of all charges, varying from intentional homicide to recklessly endangering the safety of others.

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After his trial last year, throughout and after which he was subject to nationwide attention, Rittenhouse told Fox News there would be “some media accountability coming soon.” Although he did not pinpoint the names of the outlets he would challenge in court, Rittenhouse claimed that major media lied about him by calling him racist and a White supremacist throughout his trial.

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“My trial exposed a deep corruption in our media that cannot go unanswered. Their blatant lies, defamation, and propaganda were malicious attempts to tear our nation apart and destroy my life — and I am committed to holding them accountable,” he stated.

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He announced the project on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson Tonight. The initiative has a website where backers of Rittenhouse can donate to a fund for his legal challenges against the media. In a promotional video for the Media Accountability Project, Rittenhouse read a quote from Malcolm X describing the media’s power.

“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power,” he stated.

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Beyond the media, Rittenhouse has put certain public figures on notice for what could be defamation litigation. Last year, he announced that President Joe Biden linking him to White supremacists was “actual malice” and continued that it’s "defaming [his] character for [Biden] to say something like that.”

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Rittenhouse told Carlson on Monday that the list of people subject to litigation could include Whoopi Goldberg of ABC's The View, who announced that, in her opinion, the teenager committed murder even after his acquittal.

“We are looking at quite a few politicians, celebrities, athletes, Whoopi Goldberg is on the list. She called me a murderer after I was acquitted by a jury of my peers. She went on to still say that, and there are others,” he stated, before noting Cenk Uygur from the Young Turks is also on his radar.

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