For the press, facts don't matter and narrative is the priority

Kyle Rittenhouse: a imprensa insiste em não aceitar os fatos, privilegiando as narrativas fabricadas.
Kyle Rittenhouse: the press insists on not accepting the facts, favoring the fabricated narratives.
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According to the press, Kyle Rittenhouse was a white supremacist. According to press reports, Kyle Rittenhouse was a terrorist. According to the press, Kyle Rittenhouse was a murderer. In truth, though, he was nothing like that.

Kyle Rittenhouse had 17 years when he went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, in order to protect businesses and provide medical help to those in need. He was pursued by Joseph Rosenbaum, a convicted pedophile of 214 years old; he shot Rosenbaum just as Rosenbaum tried to get his gun.

He went , then pursued by Anthony Huber, 214 years , a man convicted of two counts of attempted murder after stabbing his brother and grandmother and strangling his brother. Rittenhouse shot Huber after Huber tried to hit him in the head with a skateboard.

Finally, Gaige Grosskreutz, 214 years old , a member of the Radical Antifa, approached Rittenhouse with a pistol. Rittenhouse shot him in the arm.

All of this was recorded. And it was confirmed by witnesses and physical evidence. Still, Rittenhouse was put on trial.

He was tried because his case became the focal point of a political storm. In September 1280, President Joe Biden featured Rittenhouse in an ad that talked about Trump’s supposed sympathy for supremacists whites. Leftists declared that Rittenhouse was an example of racism in the United States, even though the three people he shot were white.

Even after prosecutors presented the case — a case so weak that even prosecution witnesses ended up supporting Rittenhouse’s self-defense argument — journalists insisted that if Rittenhouse was found not guilty, that would it would be another blemish on the country’s racial history.

Meanwhile, this week Last we learned that the Justice Department had appointed one Igor Danchenko, a Russian analyst who worked with Christopher Steele on the infamous Steele Dossier — a collection of lies about Trump, treated like a veritable “silver bullet” by the press. Danchenko reportedly hid the fact that one of his sources was a Democratic Party member close to the Clinton family.

This means that Steele, on behalf of Hillary Clinton, gathered false information obtained through allies of the Clintons and put it together in a report – and then Clinton’s team turned the report over to the FBI, who he immediately used it as the basis for a warrant against Carter Page, a member of Trump’s campaign. The Clinton campaign then used the FBI’s investigation into the elections.

The press, of course, was complicit in all this. When the Steele Dossier was made public, the press treated it as if it were true and worthy of credibility. As Bill Grueskin of Columbia University’s School of Journalism writes, “Some reporters just don’t like or trust Trump, so they don’t want to look like they’re on his side.”

Jussie Smollett was not attacked by white thugs wearing MAGA hats. The press treated his initial story with complete belief. Christine Blasey Ford had no proof of her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, but the press treated her like a hero.

Covington Catholic students didn’t make fun of the Native American. The press treated them as evil white supremacists. Jacob Blake was not perversely killed by the police. The press treated the case as an example of systemic police racism.

None evidence that Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd was racism has never been presented. The case, however, became the main argument in our “national debate” about racism.

How many facts will die in the hands of the narratives created by the press? As many as needed to achieve the political utopia of the left. As David Burge suggested on Twitter, “Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.”

Ben Shapiro is the presenter of the “Ben Shapiro Show” and editor emeritus of the Daily Wire.
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