Fox 11 Los Angeles reporter Elex Michaelson doesn’t seem very happy that Kyle Rittenhouse was treated “as a hero by some activists” at the TPUSA conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
“The teen was found not guilty of criminal charges after admitting to shooting & killing two people in WI,” Michaelson tweeted. “He says it was self defense”:
Kyle Rittenhouse gets a rock star reception at the Turning Point USA event in AZ.
The teen was found not guilty of criminal charges after admitting to shooting & killing two people in WI. He says it was self defense.
He’a now seen as a hero by some activists on the right pic.twitter.com/fBvl2pKT6q
— Elex Michaelson (@Elex_Michaelson) December 21, 2021
Um, Elex, you spelled “jury” wrong. The *jury* said it was self-defense:
The jury said it was self defense too. https://t.co/D9tS3lBf3p
— Orlando Maltravers (@RobertKYarbro) December 21, 2021
"He says it was self-defense."
It was OBVIOUSLY self-defense and the video proved it to a jury who found him not guilty unanimously.
Fuck you. https://t.co/4AkAhAvZ0l
— RBe (@RBPundit) December 21, 2021
No, he’s not helping:
He's not a hero, he's also not the white-supremacist murdering psychopath he was made out to be.
People and situations are more complicated and you're not helping anything. https://t.co/fZ4V5LbqSX
— Belligerent returns (@Belligerented) December 21, 2021
And lib blue-checks are in absolute meltdown mode over it, too:
Both despicable and ominous. https://t.co/6hIFcNtWtC
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 21, 2021
Hang on to this & bring it out every time the GOP lays claim to being a law & order party https://t.co/lIpnM5QVnw
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) December 21, 2021
This is obscene https://t.co/ZPcPI4qDcC
— ℮oin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) December 21, 2021
This kid is like four years away from being caught with a baggie of cocaine while wearing a wetsuit in some North Vegas motel. https://t.co/yJW7oktYtk
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) December 21, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse got Wrestlemania-quality entrance pyro lmaooooo we live in a hellscape https://t.co/FDhjhAFxwu
— maurice (@tallmaurice) December 21, 2021
This is gross.
I'm not sure if you've ever met anyone who's justifiably killed someone, but I have.
They don't take a stage like a rock star– they agonize over it, it brings tears to their eyes, and it weighs on them– for years. https://t.co/eJgtJFxMCC
— Jonathan Cristol (@jonathancristol) December 21, 2021
People whose heroes shoot and kill protesters will eventually shoot and kill more protesters https://t.co/xQNWnaPfSW
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) December 21, 2021
And this is just a small sample of the hate. More here.