Kyle Rittenhouse discussed the fallout of his fateful 2020 encounter with leftist guerillas in the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, in a recent interview with Tucker Carlson. The 20-year-old survivor of the BLM riots, a target both of leftist violence and of liberal propaganda, indicated the latter is the greater threat to the country.
What’s the background?
On Aug. 25, 2020, Rittenhouse, then 17 years old, shot three radicals who mobbed him during a leftist riot in Kenosha. He successfully sent two of his attackers — a domestic abuser with multiple convictions and a convicted, violent child molester — to the morgue and disarmed a third who had advanced on him with a loaded weapon.
Although initially charged with homicide, attempted homicide, and reckless endangering, Rittenhouse was ultimately acquitted in November 2021.
Throughout and even after his trial, liberal reporters and talking heads trafficked in false claims about Rittenhouse. While he opened fire in self-defense and with great restraint, he was characterized as a murderer. While his deceased attackers were white, he was routinely accused of killing black men and being a racist.
For instance, after his acquittal, Whoopi Goldberg of ABC’s…