Recently, Kyle Rittenhouse announced that he considering potential lawsuits against famous entertainment host Whoopi Goldberg, Cenk Uygur of Young Turks, and numerous other athletes, celebrities, and news organizations for the numerous “lies” that they’ve said regarding him after he fatally responded to two individuals and harmed a third in self defense.
The tragedy took place during the Kenosha riots in 2020, and the mainstream media rapidly exploited the opportunity to rapidly label Rittenhouse as a “murderer” and “white supremacist,” in spite of the fact that all participants involved were Caucasian.
During an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show, Rittenhouse announced that he, along with his team, intend to launch the Media Accountability Project, which will serve as a tool for fundraising and “[holding] the media accountable for the lies they said and deal with them in court.”
Carlson observed that Rittenhouse’s course of legal action appears similar to the one taken by Nick Sandmann, another conservative teenager that the mainstream media attacked after he stood face to face with an indigenous man in 2019 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Similar to Rittenhouse, Sandmann also faced an onslaught of abuse from mainstream media.
Over the course of the interview with Rittenhouse, Carlson observed that the media has transformed from mere observers and commentators into active “participants” and “players” in the news. In the case of Rittenhouse specifically, the role of the media focused on alleged “advocacy,” rather than coverage.
Noting that Rittenhouse had a number of “potential targets” he could consider suing, Carlson questioned, “Will you be suing any of these news organizations? And if so, when?”
In response, Rittenhouse remarked that his legal team was examining quite a few athletes, celebrities, and politicians. Whoopi Goldberg was cited specifically, as she referred to Rittenhouse as a murderer even after he had been acquitted by a jury of his peers.
After the acquittal, Goldberg continued to blast Rittenhouse, claiming he “murdered” two individuals during one of her many controversial appearances on “The View.”
Recently, Goldberg also made headlines for vile remarks regarding the Holocaust, which resulted in a temporary suspension.
Aside from Goldberg, Rittenhouse also referenced Cenk Uygur of the Young Turks, who also keeps referring to Rittenhouse as “a murderer.”
Carlson also asked if Rittenhouse would be considering legal action against individuals who baselessly referred to him as “a white supremacist,” especially since such an accusation makes it fairly difficult for an individual to obtain a professional job.
“Absolutely,” Rittenhouse declared.