Fox News reporter Gillian Turner on Monday told viewers of the conservative network that although Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder, he was “not a hero”. Additionally, she noted, “there were no winning rounds for Kyle or anyone else to do.”
After Rittenhouse acquitted last week, right-wing media figures and MAGA politicians fall at each other in honor of the 18-year-old who shot dead two protesters in Kenosha, Wisc., last summer. At least three pro-Trump congressmen asked Rittenhouse to do congressional internships while conservative doctor promoted the teenager as a right-wing icon.
Meanwhile, Fox News star Tucker Carlson revealed after the ruling that he had a team working with Rittenhouse during the trial, filming an upcoming documentary for Fox’s streaming service. . Fox presenter also scored in the first post-trial interview with Rittenhouse, which airs on Monday nights. Carlson’s Executive Producer has stated that no payment has been made to Rittenhouse or his family for access, despite the young man’s attorney suggesting otherwise.
Despite all this, on Monday, Turner appeared to warn her Fox colleagues and audience that Rittenhouse should not be punished.
While discussing whether Rittenhouse had a case of smearing Democrats and the media, Turner initially took issue with some of the mainstream news reports about the murder. “Two of the nagging and inaccurate facts that have made up this media landscape is the fact that he traveled across the states with a gun he didn’t carry,” she said. “Also, he shot Black men, which he didn’t.” (Although some international media outlets incorrectly reported that Rittenhouse’s victim was black, it doesn’t show up that any major U.S. media outlet makes that mistake.)
“That said, this case is particularly tragic because Kyle may have been acquitted, but he’s not the hero here,” Turner continued. “There are no heroes and no winners. There are no winning rounds for Kyle or anyone else to do. ”
She went on to say that America is now on “the edge of a razor-thin knife,” lamenting that “everything is flammable and can turn pear-shaped in a split second.”
Turner later stated that she would let the rest of the review panel “determine whether they feel” that President Joe Biden’s comments after the ruling “hurt or helped” the situation. Figure. To speak “Jury system works“, Biden added that he was furious at Rittenhouse’s acquittal.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-host-gillian-turner-says-rittenhouse-is-not-a-hero-and-no-victory-lap-for-kyle?source=articles&via=rss Fox News Host Gillian Turner Says Rittenhouse Is ‘Not a Hero’ and ‘No Win for Kyle’