Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney Mark Richards has accused both CNN and MSNBC of lying about his client during the trial.
“I can say this, much of the early reporting was wrong. The trial proved it,” Richards said.
“But just in the last two weeks, you know people might not believe this but I watch MSNBC, CNN, I’m not a big Fox,” Richards continued in an interview on News Nation.
“And when I heard Joe Scarborough say that my client shot his gun 60 times, it was false,” Richards continued.
“When I heard some guest hosts on Joy Reid[sic]say that my client drove four hours to a riot with his AR, it was wrong,” he continued. customary.
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“It’s wrong, and that makes me angry because they can’t take the time to at least get the basic facts right, because it just doesn’t fit the story they want to tell.”
Richards was also asked if he would advise Rittenhouse to sue MSNBC and CNN for defamation, as former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann defended in a recent column. Richards wouldn’t say whether it’s a good idea to say, “I’m not a civil attorney, I’m a criminal attorney, so I don’t advise on topics like that. “
If Rittenhouse decides to sue, Experts said a libel or libel lawsuit would be difficult to prove and would be an uphill battle.
Rittenhouse is not guilty of all charges Friday, including first-degree reckless murder.
In an interview earlier this month with Newsmax TV, Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said that the teenager, who is on trial for killing two men and injuring a third man three during the Kenosha, Wis. riots, in 2020, should be released under legal standards of “reasonable suspicion” that he acted in self-defence.
Dershowitz went on to say that Rittenhouse should then sue various media organizations for spreading “willful and intentional lies” about him during court proceedings.
“He should be acquitted,” Dershowitz said.
“If I were a juror, I would vote that there is a reasonable doubt that he acted in self-defence, and then he would sue and that is the way to respond,” Dershowitz continued.
“I sued CNN, the people of Covington sued CNN. You know, the idea is to hold the media accountable for willful and intentional lies, and that’s consistent with the First Amendment,” he added.
“The bigger problem is that we are all civil libertarians, all libertarians, all kinds of ACLUs, The New Yorker, The New York Times, all attacking the judge. for simply applying the Constitution,” he continued.
“These phony civil libertarians cannot care about due process, about freedom of speech. All they want is the settlement process for me, but not for you,” added Dershowitz.
“Which side are they on, they are cheering, they are cheering. The New Yorker, that trash magazine… has been named [Rittenhouse], without any proof,US police, ” I said.
“People are choosing sides, and they are choosing judges because the judge has made some fairly fair decisions under the Constitution,” he noted.
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