It’s safe to say that CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart isn’t on Team Kyle Rittenhouse. And that’s fine. It’s his prerogative.
But he should probably stick to substantive arguments against Rittenhouse instead of petty bitterness over funds raised by Rittenhouse’s supporters:
Turns out that murder can be quite profitable. Rittenhouse received almost 500K in donations for his defense. What kind of country have we become when a kid goes looking for trouble, finds it, kills two people and we reward him with money?
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) November 11, 2021
Yes, what kind of country is this?
That is sickening and embarrassing. Maga assholes. https://t.co/lZDxRK8D4p
— Mathew Shaw (@msshaw60) November 11, 2021
A v. racist one. If he were Black, would he even be alive? https://t.co/Mpw8eU7M5S
— susanna dalton (@tvcoach911) November 11, 2021
American society at large has always been this trash. https://t.co/JPVbx14RzV
— joey @ComplexTraumaProject.org (@JoeyVazquez_) November 11, 2021
Hello this is white america https://t.co/2a2SAKxRuu
— narcissist (@samuelandbirdie) November 11, 2021
So Joe Lockhart has already decided that he knows exactly what Kyle Rittenhouse’s intentions were and that Rittenhouse is guilty of murder. Seems a bit premature to tell his followers that. It’s definitely irresponsible, and it could prove to be extremely costly.
If Joe is upset about hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations for Rittenhouse’s defense, he’s probably gonna be livid once Rittenhouse starts collecting from media outlets he’s slapped with libel lawsuits.
Pretty sure some hack lawyers no longer representing him stole most of it … https://t.co/XtT6hu2B9W
— LB (@beyondreasdoubt) November 11, 2021
That’s probably true.
I dunno, Joe. You got rich attacking Monica Lewinsky’s reputation and downplaying the risk of CTE in football. Why don’t you tell us what kind of country this is? https://t.co/keMKOJJWf7
— Luke Thompson (@ltthompso) November 11, 2021
Editor’s note: We’ve corrected a typo in the headline.