Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old who was found not guilty after shooting three protesters who were attacking him during the 2020 Kenosha riots, killing two of them, is now setting his sights on holding the media and others accountable for the many “lies” they relentlessly peddled in a quest to have the teen spend the rest of his life behind bars for defending himself.
Appearing on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, Rittenhouse was asked Monday night who he has in mind and the first name he tossed out was Whoopi Goldberg, stressing that she continued to call him a murderer even after he was acquitted.
Rittenhouse also announced a new project he is involved in that will look to hold the agenda-driven media accountable for spewing so much misinformation about various stories.
“Me and my team have decided to launch The Media Accountability Project as a tool to help fundraise and hold the media accountable for the lies they said and deal with them in court,” he told host Tucker Carlson.
The Fox News host pointed to the despicable treatment of the Covington Catholic kids at the 2019 March for Life in Washington, D.C., where Nicholas Sandmann was smeared a bigot and a racist for little more than smiling at an elder Native American activist who approached him while banging on a drum at the Lincoln Memorial following the march.
NBC, CNN and the Washington Post settled multi-million dollar defamation lawsuits from Sandmann in 2020 for undisclosed amounts.
“So, much like the Covington Catholic kids, you will be suing news organizations that maliciously lie about people who are in the news? Is that the plan?” Carlson asked, going on to note that many in the media “are not observers, they’re players, they’re participants in the news.”
“I don’t want to see anybody else have to deal with what I went through,” Rittenhouse said. “So I want to hold them accountable for what they did to me, because I don’t want to see anybody have to go through what I went through.”
The teen was widely smeared as racist and a white supremacist, even though everyone involved in his case was white. The media repeatedly accused him of carrying a rifle across state lines, even though that was not true.
“Yeah, I mean they tried to imprison you for the rest of your life. It wasn’t coverage, it was advocacy,” Carlson observed. “You have a lot of potential targets to sue yourself. Will you be suing any of these news organizations and, if so, when?”
“Well, right now we are looking at quite a few, politicians, celebrities, athletes. Whoopi Goldberg is on the list. She called me a murderer. After I was acquitted by a jury of my peers, she went on to still say that,” Rittenhouse replied. “And there’s others. Don’t forget Cenk from The Young Turks, he called me a murderer before the verdict and continues to call me a murderer.”
“We are going to hold everybody who’s lied about me accountable,” he added. ” They are all going to be held accountable and we are going to handle them in a courtroom.”
As for those interested in supporting The Media Accountability Project, Rittenhouse said they “can donate at TMAP.org.”
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