As Twitchy reported earlier, the prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial literally facepalmed as Gaige Grosskreutz, the “lone survivor,” took the stand and said that it wasn’t until he pointed his gun at Rittenhouse that Rittenhouse fired, injuring him. Here it is again in case you missed it:
Rittenhouse trial should be over immediately. pic.twitter.com/PHZnHS5rD9
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) November 8, 2021
The Rittenhouse prosecution is going up in flames faster than a Kenosha business during a mostly peaceful protest.
— Matt Deckard, Fact Checker & Anonymous Source (@MDApparel) November 8, 2021
That would seem to have been the home-run moment of Monday’s testimony, but as AG Hamilton points out, some of the headlines from the day paint a different picture.
If you want to understand why no one trust the press, today’s headlines about the trial are a perfect example. This witness got caught in multiple lies and his testimony ended up making a clear case for self-defense. This is how the major outlets reported on it: pic.twitter.com/P4qSY33Gmd
— AG (@AGHamilton29) November 8, 2021
Here are a couple in case those aren’t clear. CBS News writes that the “lone survivor” thought he was going to die:
Lone survivor shot by Kyle Rittenhouse at Kenosha protests testifies he thought he "was going to die" https://t.co/A4ablI7sS5
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 8, 2021
The Daily Beast scores extra points for calling Rittenhouse a “heavily armed teenager” while Gaige Grosskreutz only had a handgun.
The man who survived being shot by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last August testified on Monday that he never tried to kill the heavily-armed teenager. In fact, he said at the teen’s murder trial, he was actually trying to surrender to him. https://t.co/pg9h6lrQYH
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 8, 2021
And the Washington Post’s headline: “Gaige Grosskreutz says he feared for his life before Kyle Rittenhouse shot him during Kenosha unrest.”
You know, lying openly about things people have been watching live is a bad look. And when post-acquittal riots happen, everyone will blame you and will react accordingly.
You know what? Keep doing what you've been doing.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) November 8, 2021
Yea, people usually try to surrender to someone while simultaneously pointing a pistol at their head…
You guys are funny!
— Garry (@OnalaskaGarry) November 8, 2021
I hope you don’t wonder why nobody trusts you.
— Paul D. (@pdon115) November 8, 2021
Must be nice feeling comfortable enough to just outright lie, knowing you're going to get called out on it, but just not giving a damn.
— Robb Allen (@ItsRobbAllen) November 8, 2021
Oh look, The reason why "report for misleading information" is an option on twitter.
— Kamisma (@NinjaKamisma) November 8, 2021
Hilarious and deserving of the ratio
— Troy Fletcher (@FletcherKeebs) November 8, 2021
Tell us you haven’t been watching the trial without telling us you haven’t been watching the trial
— Kyle Bell (@Kyle_Bell) November 8, 2021
Cool story, bro.
— Polkabecky (@polkabecky) November 8, 2021
— Phenry (@PhenryPhotog) November 8, 2021
The people writing these headlines will bear some responsibility for the riots that will occur after the acquittal.
— Dr Robot (@luxopolis157) November 8, 2021
Yes, they will.
Not what he said.
— mister (@HeHateUK) November 8, 2021
that’s not remotely what he said
— Jonathon Snyder (@JonathonSnyder) November 8, 2021
Trying to surrender to someone by pointing my gun at them to force them to accept my surrender
— Cletus Van Damme (@Callicleez) November 8, 2021
I've been watching the trial and then watching how the press is completely misrepresenting this. It's almost like they hope riots happen after he's found not guilty, so they have more content.
— Veronika Simms (@VeronikaSimms) November 8, 2021
Witnesses who blow a trial like that for the prosecution are few and far between, because those cases don't go to trial. Witness agreed to what we all saw on video. Prosecution knew, and the brought the case anyway.
— Robert (@Ruhroe) November 8, 2021
— No Toucha My Spaghet (@NoTouchSpaghet) November 8, 2021
If it’s not been crystal clear for the past 6 years, the media have now made it so. They are a propaganda outlet for the Left. This is NOT sloppy/lazy reporting. It’s calculated, deliberate and is purpose driven.
— The Sign of the Prancing Pony (@OfficeExtract) November 8, 2021
Kyle is referred to as "heavily armed" teenager, while the fact that this guy had a gun too, and aimed at Kyle, is left out. chefs kiss.
— Clem Fandango (@LondonToastof) November 8, 2021
Daily Beast didn’t even report the revelation! Others at least mentioned it, with terrible framing of course.
— Tripp (@cbomar_3) November 8, 2021
Nope, they left that part out.
They're not journalists, they're far-left activists. We're building parallel media that will take their place.
— Brad Pinch (@bradjpinch) November 8, 2021
Think about it … if we didn’t have the viral video, this would be from where we’d be getting our information on the trial.
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Here’s how NBC News covered it:
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) November 8, 2021
‘Prosecutors literally FACEPALM’: Kyle Rittenhouse trial should be over IMMEDIATELY following this bombshell line of questioning (watch) https://t.co/cT0QEpGol4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 8, 2021