Mainstream media that accused Kyle Rittenhouse of being a white supremacist could face consequences, he shared on Monday.
“There’s going to be some media accountability coming soon,” Rittenhouse told Fox News.
The remarks took place during an interview following he appearance at the AmericaFest Turning Point USA event in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Media Attack
Rittenhouse was declared not guily on all charges regarding the deaths of two men and the shooting of a third man during a Black Lives Matter riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020.
He successfully argued the shootings were in self-defense. Ample video evidence and testimony supported the account.
However, mainstream media pushed a leftist narrative that Rittenhouse was a white supremacist who targeted the individuals due to racism.
Following the verdict, some suggested Rittenhouse should sue media outlets that made the claims without evidence to support them.
It is still unclear if he plans to bring a legal case against any of the media organizations involved.
Nick Sandmann, who faced criticisms over coverage of his activities in 2019 at the Lincoln Memorial, recently settled a legal dispute with NBC over its portrayal of his actions as being extremism.
Rittenhouse had reported he was taking courses online at Arizona State University, where he had been taking courses in preparation for a career in nursing.
Rittenhouse says he wants a “quiet, stress-free life”, go to college, become a nurse, or maybe a lawyer.
Because that’s what white privilege is all about. Having a nice quiet life after committing numerous crimes, including murder. https://t.co/la9Qx2zVfa
— Joe ⚓️ (@CPO_JOE) November 23, 2021
Following the trial, he has made comments that he may now pursue a degree in law as he sees the value in becoming a lawyer to speak up for others facing wrongful accusations.
The coming days may bring important changes as Rittenhouse considers how to proceed against those who criticized him during his trial and in the days following the shootings.