KENOSHA, WI – Nicholas Sandmann, no stranger to defamation from the media, has offered support to fellow teen Kyle Rittenhouse as the latter continues to endure vilification from pundits and politicians alike.
Rittenhouse, from the start, was subject to ugly labels, with Joe Biden labeling him a “white supremacist” while on the campaign trail in September 2020.
Even if Rittenhouse is determined to be not guilty his life is not going to be easy. He'll be treated like a racist and a murderer for decades to come because in 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden labeled him a white supremacist. https://t.co/X790U3pxlm
— Kenny Webster (@KennethRWebster) November 9, 2021
Biden even doubled down in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, again connecting Rittenhouse with white supremacists.
Listen to what Joe Biden said about Kyle Rittenhouse last year. pic.twitter.com/zxrcDH9U0W
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 12, 2021
Other politicians eagerly joined in wildly inaccurate jumps to conclusions, with Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) tweeting:
“A 17 year old white supremacist domestic terrorist drove across state lines, armed with an AR 15.”
A 17 year old white supremacist domestic terrorist drove across state lines, armed with an AR 15.
He shot and killed 2 people who had assembled to affirm the value, dignity, and worth of Black lives.
Fix your damn headlines.
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) August 27, 2020
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) added her two cents, tweeting:
“The same police department who shot an unarmed black man 7 times in the back for walking away from them just let an armed white supremacist walk right past them after shooting people.”
The same police department who shot an unarmed black man 7 times in the back for walking away from them just let an armed white supremacist walk right past them after shooting people.
See the problem?
— Rep. Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) August 26, 2020
If you've been watching the Mainstream Media's coverage instead of the actual trial, you believe Kyle Rittenhouse is a Klansman who targeted peaceful protesters in Kenosha in a domestic terrorist attack and gunned down 3 black Sunday School teachers.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) November 13, 2021
Not to be outdone, the prosecution even referred to Rittenhouse as an “active shooter” during their closing arguments.
Nicholas Sandmann, after he was wrongly accused of harassing a Native American man in 2019, was subject to similar treatment. He has so far settled multi-million dollar defamation lawsuits against CNN and the Washington Post, with additional cases pending.
In an op-ed for the Daily Mail, Sandman wrote:
“While I have waited to comment on the facts of Kyle’s case until the trial ends. I cannot hold back on the media’s public execution of him before the trial has concluded.”
Sandman pointed out the parallels between his situation and that of Rittenhouse, as the “corrupt” media took action to push a narrative.
“Kyle was 17-years-old when he became a household name after that terrible tragedy in Kenosha.
“I was 16-years-old when I was catapulted into the national conversation by video of an encounter with a Native American activist on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
“Kyle was almost immediately labelled a ‘white supremacist’ and a ‘domestic terrorist’.
“To many, my red MAGA hat clearly meant that I was a racist.”
KYLE RITTENHOUSE: An opinion I just wrote on the media, and the trial taking place in Kenosha:https://t.co/nJVHOK4Eo0
— Nicholas Sandmann (@N1ckSandmann) November 16, 2021
Sandmann continued by drawing further parallels on how the media treated both teens, saying:
“The attacks on Kyle came from the national news media, just as they came for me.
“They came quickly, without hesitation, because Kyle was an easy target that they could paint in the way they wanted to.”
He continued by pointing out how the liberal media reports inaccuracies:
“This is the problem with liberal media outlets in the United States. They want to get the story first, get the most views, make the most money, and advance the agenda from liberal patrons.
“These outlets cover themselves when they are wrong with small footnotes at the ends of long articles, clarifying that new information has come out and that they have updated their coverage.
“News shouldn’t be a scoreboard that constantly changes.”
“News is about coverage that includes a statement of facts that does not need to be corrected. But, the liberal media doesn’t do this.
“The liberal media rushes to be the first to report.
“So every single label on Kyle as a ‘terrorist’, ‘white supremacist’, and ‘school shooter’ in the streets of Kenosha, will only ever be withdrawn after the damage has been done.”
Sandmann also named names, calling on President Joe Biden, Lebron James, Congresswoman Ayanna Presley, “and every other commentator” to “please be quiet.”
What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court. 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/LKwYssIUmD
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 11, 2021
Referring to a tweet from Lebron James in which James mocked Rittenhouse’s tears as he testified, Sandman described the effects that ill treatment from “elites” can have, saying:
“[The tweet] is oblivious to the trauma associated with this event and how it severely affects Kyle.
“Taking a life, for any reason, sticks with someone forever and yet the liberal elites would rather turn it into a joke for likes.
“Not only does Kyle have to deal with that, but it is compounded with the overwhelming stress and trauma of the character assassination taking place against him.”
Drawing on what he himself has endured, he added:
“From my own experience, the death threats, feeling of no future ahead, and that millions of people hate you, is enough to alter you in many concrete ways and permanently.
“Make no mistake: even the strongest of people cannot resist the mental impact when the media war machine targets you.”
Sandmann also addressed the possibility of Rittenhouse suing media outlets as Sandmann himself has done, recommending Rittenhouse focus on the false claim that Rittenhouse had crossed state lines with a firearm.
Noting “the chances are still low and nothing is guaranteed in a defamation trial,” he wrote:
“If terms like ‘racist’ and ‘school shooter’ were used in conjunction with false facts it can create a defamatory gist that he crossed state lines with weapons and his actions were done in a racist or white supremacist manner.”
'Covington kid' Nick Sandmann thinks Kyle Rittenhouse should sue for defamation: ‘Hold the media accountable’https://t.co/Ua3lGWuGEZ
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 17, 2021
“So, if Kyle is prepared to take on another burden in his early life, with the acceptance that it might result in nothing, I answer, give it a shot and hold the media accountable.”
Sandmann concluded his op-ed with a show of support for Rittenhouse, saying:
“At this time I would like to use my platform to let Kyle know that I am here for you and if you ever would like to reach out to me, I am about the only person our age to have an idea of how the media is treating you.
“The way the media has treated you is terrible, and you don’t have to face it alone.”
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Report: Rittenhouse judge under 24/7 police protection after receiving hundreds of threatening messages
Originally published November 16, 2021
KENOSHA, WI- According to Fox News, the judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial in Wisconsin has been receiving threatening emails, faxes, and other messages.
“The judge presiding over the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has been slammed as a racist and had his life threatened in a torrent of abusive and menacing emails, letters, postcards and faxes received by Kenosha County Courthouse and seen by DailyMail[.]”
— Shane B. Murphy (@shanermurph) November 15, 2021
The Kenosha County Courthouse received threatening emails, letters, postcards, and faxes accusing Wisconsin Judge Bruce Schroeder of racism and demands for him to resign. Other threats included warnings about Rittenhouse’s safety if he is acquitted by a jury. One message read:
“Enjoy your term, judge, it’s going to be your LAST. If I ever meet you in person, I fully intend to spit directly into your face, regardless the cost. You’re disgusting.”
One email stated:
“Your Honor, I didn’t know that under your black robes of justice you wear a white robe of the klan. There is no way a fair trial can be heard under your supervision. Better yet, resign.”
Many of the emails signed off with users using their full names, including the email that threatened to spit on the judge. Another email claimed to be from Jesus Christ and signed by the initials J.C. The email said:
“Make sure to tell Schroeder what a worthless piece of (expletive) he is. He’ll find out officially when his heart seizes up in a few years and he has to stand before a real judge.”
— Chewy (@ChewyWishy) November 13, 2021
Schroeder, 75, has attracted a lot of media attention since the trial got underway, including for his efforts to assert control of the court proceedings. Some critics have even accused the judge of exhibiting a bias against the prosecutors in the case. At one point during the trial, after Binger had questioned defendant Rittenhouse about deadly-force laws, Schroeder said:
“Don’t get brazen with me!”
Schroeder noted that there have been “thousands of communications” he and his staff have received throughout the course of the trial. He promised that he would “deal with” the senders, adding:
“I wouldn’t want to be those people.”
One email writer took issue with Schroeder’s directive that the men shot by Rittenhouse not be called “victims” during the trial. Rittenhouse and his defense team do not deny that the defendant pulled the trigger; they are arguing that Rittenhouse did so in self-defense.
The email’s writer, who threatened the lives of the judge’s children and promised “payback,” said:
“So, I can’t call the wounded men victims, says your judge. One day hope his kids become victims to the most heinous homicide known to man so he feels the pain and we will call his kids not victims but (expletive) an descendent if (expletive) family and father figure. Racist (expletive), God will pay you back for your statement.”
Telling defense attorney Corey Chirafisi that motions are emailed to him directly in Kenosha rather than through his clerk, Schroeder said:
“Believe me, I wish fewer people had my email address these days.”
12 jurors begin deliberating Kyle Rittenhouse's fate https://t.co/SXy0wwoEGm (KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis.) — In a trial that began with the judge playing Jeopardy with prospective jurors, Kyle Rittenhouse participated in a game-show-style process on Tuesday of randomly selecting the…
— KTBB Radio (@KTBBRadio) November 16, 2021
The judge, in addition to his near-constant admonishing of the prosecution, has been condemned for his patriotic “God Bless the USA” ringtone as well as a comment he made about “Asian food” potentially being stuck “on one of those boats from Long Beach Harbor” amid the Biden administration’s supply chain crisis.
As the trial continues on, Schroeder is being guarded by police 24/7. Rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty to seven charges, including two counts of homicide, one count of attempted homicide, and two counts of endangerment with a deadly weapon.
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