It’s time for payback as Kyle Rittenhouse plans to take aim at the people and organizations who called him a ‘murderer’, a ‘white supremacist’ among other things in the run up to his trial and subsequent acquittal.
Following Rittenhouse’s acquittal on all counts, Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” said emphatically about her feelings, ‘It’s murder to me.’ I’m sorry.’ Goldberg added that she saw Rittenhouse’s acts as murder.
On other hand, Rittenhouse was able to prove that he acted in self-defense. Goldberg presented a video clip of Huber’s father on CNN bemoaning the fact that Rittenhouse was being hailed as a “hero” while holding up the urn carrying his son’s ashes before giving her view on the judgment.
In November, after a controversial trial, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges related to the shootings, which he carried out with an assault rifle while purportedly providing security in the protest-racked city.
Judge Bruce Schroeder remarked after the verdict:
“I couldn’t have asked for a nicer jury to deal with, and it has genuinely been my joy. I believe that, without commenting on your verdict, the verdicts themselves, in terms of your attentiveness and cooperation with us, reflects the trust that our country’s founders placed in you, therefore I discharge you at this time.”
He proceeded, saying, “You are under no duty to speak with anyone about this issue. You are free to participate in as little or as much as you choose.” Rittenhouse spokesman Dave Hancock told Fox News that Rittenhouse “defended himself” as “clear as day.”
Rittenhouse announced that he would be pursuing individuals via his Media Accountability Project through which he hopes to target those who spoke ill of him. The website begins with a video of Malcolm X with Rittenhouse reading a quote from the civil rights activist.
‘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.’
Rittenhouse explained how first on his list is talk show host Whoopi Goldberg, who at 66, is no stranger to controversy herself.
She sparked international fury by claiming that the Holocaust ‘was not about race’ because it involved ‘two groups of white people’.
Goldberg, who began her career as a standup comedian and in avant-garde theater troupes, has had a history of supporting wife-beaters, race-baiters, and even a serial rapists.