CBS Still Peddling LIE Claiming Rittenhouse Crossed State Lines With the Rifle

Nicholas Fondacaro | November 21, 2021
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On Sunday’s edition of CBS Face The Nation, it seemed as though their goal when covering the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse self-defense trial was to cram as many lies as they could into the segment. Moderator Margaret Brennan allowed lies about him bringing the gun across state lines, allowed lies about him buying it illegally, allowed lies about him being a white supremacist, and allowed lies about the nature of the riot.

The segment didn’t pass the smell test from the get-go. In the video report that kicked off the topic, correspondent Mark Strassmann continued to peddle the debunked lie that the Rittenhouse had brought the rifle over state lines.

“In the chaos of Kenosha last August, Rittenhouse, then 17, killed two men with his AR-15-style assault rifle. He claimed self-defense. Rittenhouse drove in from Illinois armed for battle. He knew outage already ran high,” he falsely proclaimed.


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