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September 01, 2020

Taxpayer-Funded, Government-Sponsored NPR: Trump Claimed, "WITHOUT EVIDENCE," That Kyle Rittenhouse May Have Acted in Self Defense

First of all: He said Kyle Rittenhouse may have acted in self-defense. Rittenhouse clearly was in fact acting in Trump defense, but Trump -- on advice of counsel, I'm sure -- limited himself to saying Rittenhouse "may" have acted in self-defense, so as not to give the appearance that Trump, like Obama, is telling the DOJ what conclusion to come to.

Why would one ever need "evidence" for the proposition that someone whose case has not yet been tried by a jury may have a valid legal defense?

Second of all: Trump doesn't need "evidence" to say Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense. That is the entire defense put forward by Rittenhouse's lawyer.

It's simply neutral and, I must say, journalistic to neutrally say that Rittenhouse may have acted in self-defense.

What you'd need evidence for -- evidence beyond a reasonable doubt -- is the claim that Rittenhouse definitely did not act in self-defense.

That's what NPR is claiming here -- without evidence.

And they're supposed to be journalists! They're supposed to be the ones who say "If your mother says she loves you, get a second source!"

Multiple layers of vigorous, intensive fact-checking.


Third: Journalists never provide evidence to say something may have happened. The very construction "may have" indicates a lack of good evdence -- and frequently journalists always use the "may have/could have" type constructions as weasel words to engage in evidence-free conjecture and speculation.

But now "journalists" are claiming that non-journalists should employ stronger standards of authority than they do themselves.

Which is simply a confession that "journalists" are now lower than even politicians as far as feeling the need to provide authority or evidence of their claims.

This is an admission that "journalism" is now just rank speculation.

Fourth, as Matt Whitlock points out, there is very strong evidence that Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense:

Video showing that he was being chased down and physically attacked, in at least one case, by a gun being drawn to fire on him, by the three men he shot.

"Without evidence."

By claiming that videotape evidence showing BLM/Antifa wolfpacks hunting Kyle Rittenhouse down is "no evidence," NPR is implicitly suggesting the conspiracy theory that this videotape is somehow doctored to show a false representation of events.

Defund NPR. Pig-ignorant partisan know-nothings and incompetents.

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