The CBS Mornings’ Twitter account posted a tweet claiming Kyle Rittenhouse “murdered two men” on Thursday while the teen’s self-defense trial is ongoing. However, the post was quickly deleted after critics and legal experts jumped on the network’s obvious bias.
According to the Daily Wire, social media users came unglued and lambasted the news organization for the categorization, with many using the news outlet’s own words via the tweet as an example of a much larger problem of biased media reporting and commentary that has surrounded the trial, not to mention our culture.
“Kyle Rittenhouse testified in his murder trial yesterday, breaking down in tears as he told the jury he murdered two men at a Black Lives Matter protest last year in self-defense,” the CBS Mornings tweet said.
“Bang up job, guys,” Washington Examiner senior commentary writer Becket Adams said.
bang up job, guys. pic.twitter.com/bhQVfYMcpZ
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) November 11, 2021
Mark Hemingway, a Real Clear Investigations senior writer noted, “Again, a lot of Rittenhouse coverage and commentary is straight up libelous.”
Again, a lot of Rittenhouse coverage and commentary is straight up libelous. https://t.co/FqSJZNLkRe
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) November 11, 2021
Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner called the CBS tweet politically motivated “slander.” “They will slander you happily if they think you have bad politics,” he tweeted.
They will slander you happily if they think you have bad politics. https://t.co/imuk8jdhxL
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) November 11, 2021
“Oh, well, then. No need for trials, CBS News has delivered its verdict!” National Review senior writer Dan McLaughlin sarcastically quipped.
Oh, well, then. No need for trials, CBS News has delivered its verdict! https://t.co/XvnrhEm8mr
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 11, 2021
And so it goes with the mainstream press.
- Rittenhouse prosecutors seek lesser charges as their case unravels
- Rittenhouse trial judge snaps at prosecutor
- Rittenhouse trial exposed evil trying to destroy America