NBC Edits Rittenhouse Judge Slamming Media Coverage, Deflects to Public

Nicholas Fondacaro | November 17, 2021
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During day two of jury deliberation in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse on Wednesday, Judge Bruce Schroeder called out the media from the bench and scolded them for their “grossly irresponsible handling of what comes out of this trial.” But while ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News completely ignored the Judge, NBC Nightly News decided to edit his comments and suggest he was only scolding the general “public criticism of the attorneys in this case.”

In a segment that was fair in accurately explaining the defense’s motion for a mistrial with prejudice unlike CBS (as will be explained later), national correspondent Gabe Gutierrez squandered it by falsely framing Schroeder’s scathing comments as directed at the general public watching the trial.