Despite Kyle Rittenhouse being acquitted on all charges last week, “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg doubled down this Monday on her belief that the young man is a murderer. By doing so, she potentially just set herself up for a defamation suit.
She made the remark after playing a video of John Huber — the father of one of the three rioting criminals whom Rittenhouse had shot in self-defense during the 2020 Kenosha riots — speaking on MSNBC over the weekend about his son.
To hear Huber tell it, his son, Anthony, was one of the good guys. Goldberg bought this narrative hook, line and sinker, arguing that he’d been trying do the “right thing.”
“He wasn’t doing anything wrong. He saw an active shooter. He saw someone get shot. He thought he was doing the right thing,” she said of Huber’s son.
“So, even all the excuses in the world do not change the fact that three people got shot. Two people were murdered. To me, it’s murder. I’m sorry.”
“I’ll never forget that man,” she added, referring to Huber.
“He lost this son. Another family lost their son. And what we’re also seeing in this case is a lot of the victim character assassination that we do often see in the black community,” co-host Sunny Hostin then chimed in.
“And I was surprised at that, because Rittenhouse didn’t know the background of those guys. He didn’t know that one, you know, may have molested a child, or another one had mental issues. He knew none of that. All he knew was that someone else was on the other side of his AR-15, and we need to keep that in mind.”
For some inexplicable reason, the widespread character assassination of Rittenhouse was not factored into Hostin’s analysis.
A jury of his peers ultimately acquitted him of all charges last week based on indisputable evidence showing that the three men he’d shot, all longtime criminals, had been chasing after him armed with weapons, including, in Huber’s case, a skateboard.
Huber can be seen clearly in video footage thrusting a skateboard at Rittenhouse a second before he was fatally shot. The argument from Rittenhouse’s critics has been that a skateboard isn’t a deadly weapon. This is false.
Just this week a California man was killed via assault by a skateboard:
Man dies after being hit in head with skateboard during fight in Santa Ana Starbucks – ABC7 Los Angeles https://t.co/Gt5zg8bUdB
— James Hirsen (@thejimjams) November 18, 2021
In spite of the evidence and last week’s acquittal, many on the establishment left refuse to accept reality. In their minds, the rioting criminals — including one who was a child molester — were “murdered,” and it seems no amount of evidence can sway them.
Huber is no different. Speaking on MSNBC this past Sunday, Huber outright called Rittenhouse a “murderer” and also attacked those who’ve defended the 18-year-old.
“We’ve been raped by half of the country that supported him, and those people should be ashamed of themselves. He’s a murderer. That guy is a murderer. He murdered two people and he has two murders on his conscience. And he doesn’t have a conscience,” he claimed.
Prior to the shootings last year, Rittenhouse was a “civic minded patriot with a history of helping his community as an EMT and fireman in training … and ultimately in volunteering to protect a business during the night of August 25th in Kenosha,” as left-wing billionaire Bill Ackman recently put it.
Huber’s son, on the other hand, had been a longtime criminal with a record of beating women:
Anthony Huber, 26, was shot & killed in Kenosha, Wisc. at the BLM riot. He was filmed chasing down the armed teen and hitting him when he was on the ground with a skateboard. He has a criminal history that includes charges of battery & repeat domestic abuse. #KenoshaRiots pic.twitter.com/1rvx7ltKKS
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) August 27, 2020
Joseph Rosenbaum repeatedly molested and anally raped young boys (ranging in age from 9-11)
Anthony Huber repeatedly strangled and beat the shit out of women
Not the freedom fighter “gettin’ their shit together” guys so many are pretending they were https://t.co/8SrDtPtRHC
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) November 11, 2021
Goldberg, Huber and everybody else who smeared Rittenhouse in the past and/or are smearing him now could potentially be targeted for defamation.
The 18-year-old’s family is reportedly preparing to file defamation suits, though their initial round of targets remains unclear.
What’s known is that the “short list” of potential defendants is in fact exceptionally long and includes everybody from the president of the United States down to the co-hosts of “The View.”
What’s likewise suspected is that the more attention his critics bring to themselves, the more likely they’ll be among those chosen by Rittenhouse and his family to pay penance for their lies and smears.
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