Rittenhouse Announces Media and Big Tech Nightmare

During a Monday interview on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Kyle Rittenhouse and his attorney, Todd McMurty, had a message for the several establishment media shills who tarnished his reputation.

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“We are going to make the media pay for what they did to me,” Rittenhouse, 19, said to Carlson.

However, not just members of the media will be required to pay. According to both Rittenhouse and McMurty, the legal team will target several large technology platforms, beginning with Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook.

Rittenhouse faced multiple accusations in connection with the fatal shooting of two individuals during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020. This riot was one of the numerous violent racial justice demonstrations that rocked the country that summer.

A jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges in November 2021.

Prior to and during the trial — before a judgement was even rendered — various media figures propagated erroneous charges about Rittenhouse, including that he was a murderer and white supremacist.

“They made it hard for me to live a normal life. I can’t go out into public. I can’t go to the store. It’s hard for me to go anywhere without security. Doing basic things like taking my dog to the dog park is difficult,” Rittenhouse tells Carlson.

McMurty then chimed in, making it clear that several defamation lawsuits were on the way, specifically targeting those in the media and on social media who called Rittenhouse a “murderer” and a “white supremacist.”

During a Monday interview on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Kyle Rittenhouse and his attorney, Todd McMurty, had a message for the several establishment media shills who tarnished his reputation.

“We are going to make the media pay for what they did to me,” Rittenhouse, 19, said to Carlson.

However, not just members of the media will be required to pay. According to both Rittenhouse and McMurty, the legal team will target several large technology platforms, beginning with Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook.

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Rittenhouse faced multiple accusations in connection with the fatal shooting of two individuals during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020. This riot was one of the numerous violent racial justice demonstrations that rocked the country that summer.

A jury found Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges in November 2021.

Prior to and during the trial — before a judgement was even rendered — various media figures propagated erroneous charges about Rittenhouse, including that he was a murderer and white supremacist.

“They made it hard for me to live a normal life. I can’t go out into public. I can’t go to the store. It’s hard for me to go anywhere without security. Doing basic things like taking my dog to the dog park is difficult,” Rittenhouse tells Carlson.

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McMurty then chimed in, making it clear that several defamation lawsuits were on the way, specifically targeting those in the media and on social media who called Rittenhouse a “murderer” and a “white supremacist.”

But perhaps the biggest target of Rittenhouse’s legal team is Facebook.

According to McMurty, the social media giant won’t be able to hide behind the protections afforded to social media platforms by Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act.

Section 230 provisions essentially protect platforms from facing liability for what their users post.

The problem Facebook faces is not just that it allowed defamatory posts on its platform. Many such cases would fall under Section 230 protections.

The platform took things one step further. Employees actively removed posts that were in defense of Rittenhouse — posts that were eventually affirmed by the jury’s verdict in his case.

Facebook suppressed various posts saying Rittenhouse was innocent and even blocked searches for “Kyle Rittenhouse” on the platform, The Washington Free Beacon reported.

This was all after Zuckerberg himself claimed that Rittenhouse committed mass murder, according to McMurty.

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“Mark Zuckerberg announced in a videotape that what Kyle was involved in was mass murder, and that’s clearly defamatory as well,” the attorney said.

“We’re going to sue, A, for the defamatory statements that Kyle engaged in mass murder and B, for violations of Section 230 by taking down posts that were, told the truth about Kyle,” McMurty said.

“So, in essence, they suppressed the truth by taking down truthful posts and they did that in violation of Section 230.”