Most people do not want to learn how to spread propaganda. But if you do, you could take lessons from NBC. NBC claimed that a DHS memo ordered local police to make their comments sympathetic to Kyle Rittenhouse. But, what they offered as evidence was merely the bullet point facts of the case.
Here’s what it said:
- “17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is being charged with 1st-degree murder and his lawyers are arguing self-defense. His extradition hearing from Illinois to Wisconsin has been moved to next month.”
- “He took his rifle to the scene of the rioting to help defend small business owners.”
- “Kyle was seen being chased and attacked by rioters before allegedly shooting three of them, killing two.”
- “Media are trying to craft the narrative of a police-obsessed lone-wolf. Democrats labeled him a white supremacist with zero evidence.”
- “Subsequent video has emerged reportedly showing that there were ‘multiple gunmen’ involved, which would lend more credence to the self-defense claims.”
If you have seen the videos, these bullet points describe exactly what happened, without determining guilt or innocence. In the videos, it shows clearly that Rittenhouse was pursued and not the pursuer. The first person he shot was after someone else fired a shot. One person hit him over the head with a skateboard.
And the third person who was shot had a gun in his hand at the time. The bullet points did not say it was self-defense, it says Rittenhouse and his lawyers are claiming that.
The New York Times pointed out that Rittenhouse was not the first person to fire a gun. The liberal media rushed out the story that Rittenhouse was a white supremacist, but no proof has ever been offered. The DHS memo was just background information that is already available for reading.
All this is to say that the DHS memo’s bulleted list wasn’t pulled out of thin air and crafted to make Rittenhouse appear innocent. Such background information had been widely reported and appeared to be included in the memo as just that — background information.
TheBlaze reached out to NBC News requesting comment on why it considered a straightforward recitation of the facts of the case to be biased toward Rittenhouse. NBC News has not yet responded.
It should also be noted that the bulleted list in question does not appear to specifically be part of the recommended responses that DHS officials were to give to questions about the case.
But, you can make the case that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist, therefore precious little isn’t racist these days. But, in fact the DHS offered the following directive if asked about the incident:
The “response” section read like this:
- “I’m not going to comment on an ongoing investigation, and especially not one outside of my law enforcement jurisdiction.”
- “What I will say is that Rittenhouse, like everyone else in America, is innocent until proven guilty and deserves a fair trial based on all the facts, not just the ones that support a certain narrative.”
- “This is why we try the accused in the court of law, not the star chamber of public opinion.”
- “This is also why we need to stop the violence in our cities. Chaotic and violent situations lead to chaotic, violent, and tragic outcomes. Everyone needs law and order.”
DHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf made appearances on several of the Sunday shows and not once does he defend Rittenhouse’s actions. In fact, Wolf is reluctant to comment, citing it as an ongoing case.
So, all you Goebbels wannabes get yourself over to NBC and get your free lessons.