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Media 'Discovers' That Kyle Rittenhouse Defended Himself and They're Shook

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Wait, Kyle Rittenhouse was chased, threatened, and/or attacked by the men whom he shot on Aug. 25, 2020, during the Kenosha riots? Soooo, when you’re attacked and are under the specter of great bodily injury or death you can defend yourself?

This appears to be news to some in the American media. And especially those media members who have been wedded to the idea that all Leftist rioters are mere innocent protesters just out for a little bomb-throwing, fire setting, looting, and beating.

Rittenhouse shot and killed two men and wounded another on the third night of the Kenosha riots, prompted by a local police shooting and on the heels of the George Floyd riots.

He was guilty, of course, according to the media.

Just look at this contrast in headlines based on the same testimony.

Indeed, Rittenhouse weeping from re-living the worst night of his life on the stand Wednesday “shows what’s wrong for America.”

Mother Jones reported that scary-looking rifles are to blame for “gun violence,” presumably in Chicago on a bloody weekend or in Kenosha in August 2020.

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin suggested that Rittenhouse is really, really bad, and took a “giant gun to a riot he has no license for. He has no training. To scrub graffiti off with his AR-15?”

To be clear, all of Toobin’s claims are wrong, laughably so.

Toobin did try to bring CNN viewers up to speed on the case a wee bit by conceding that “the good news for Kyle Rittenhouse is that he’s not on trial for being an idiot.”

Well, we guess the great Zoom masturbator would know all “being an idiot.”

If you squint really hard you might be able to make out a teensy concession that Rittenhouse might have a case of self-defense. Maybe.

Related: Leftist Self-Defense: Mr. Rittenhouse, Shouldn’t You Have Let Him Beat or Shoot You Before Firing Your Weapon?

Only one reliable Lefty that we’ve seen appears willing to acknowledge that, gee, we didn’t know Anthony Huber bashed in Rittenhouse’s head with a skateboard while the kid was on the ground. Huh, that doesn’t seem right.

Ana Kasparian of the far Left YouTube channel, “The Young Turks,” admitted that she had been spouting off on the case without watching any of the videos of the shootings and didn’t know Rittenhouse was on his back on the ground and being attacked.

But, good news for PJ Media readers: We watched and we knew.

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