If you listen to the legacy media, police are systemically racist, riots are mostly peaceful, and America is a discriminatory country responsible for every inequality of outcome.
If you disagree, good luck telling your story.
That’s the message in the Kyle Rittenhouse story. The media began with a simple lie: that Jacob Blake of Kenosha, Wisconsin was an innocent shot by racist police officers. That was simply untrue. The police had a warrant out for felony third-degree sexual assault and misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting his girlfriend. When Blake arrived at her home, she called the police. The police arrived; Blake refused to surrender, and refused to disarm himself of a knife he was carrying. When he reached into his car, he was shot. Justifiably.
The first lie, though, generated riots in Kenosha.
The media then told its second lie: that the riots in Kenosha were “mostly peaceful.” It is difficult to describe millions of dollars in property damage, arson, and looting as “mostly peaceful.” Somehow, the media continued to push that lie.
That lie necessitated a third lie: the lie that anyone who opposed the rioters was part of America’s systemically racist system. This lie was told by Joe Biden’s campaign; in September 2020, he ran an ad linking Rittenhouse with white supremacists.
The narrative thus argued that Kyle Rittenhouse went to Kenosha, Wisconsin in order to shoot innocent people. That was the fourth lie.
Rittenhouse, by his own account before any violence, was there to protect private property and provide medical aid to the wounded. Instead, he was chased down by Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, a convicted pedophile; when Rosenbaum grabbed for Rittenhouse’s gun, Rittenhouse shot him in self defense. Rittenhouse, afraid of a mob that was began chasing him, ran down the street. He stumbled and fell. That’s when Anthony Huber, 26, jumped on him with a skateboard, attempting to beat his head in. Huber had been convicted of two felony counts of strangulation and suffering after pulling a knife on his brother and grandmother and choking his brother. Rittenhouse shot and killed him in self-defense. Then, 27-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz, a member of an Antifa-associated violent group, approached Rittenhouse, his gun unholstered. As he raised it, Rittenhouse shot him in the biceps.
All of this was caught on tape.
But the media had to continue to promulgate its lies. Which led to the fifth lie: that any acquittal of Rittenhouse was merely evidence of America’s injustice.
The media lies routinely to fit its narrative. The book industry, unfortunately, is part of that media. That’s why Viking Press is set to release a book in May 2022 about George Floyd, describing him as a man in “search of a better life” but suffering from his “relentless struggle to survive as a Black man in America.” And that’s why Simon & Schuster dumped a book last year by Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, who was present at the raid by Louisville Police that ended with the death of Breonna Taylor.
We at Daily Wire are fighting back. We have launched our own publishing wing in order to bring you the truth – the stories the media seeks to silence. We are proud to announce today that we have two new books available for pre-sale: 12 Seconds In The Dark by Sgt. Mattingly, who will bring the true story of the Breonna Taylor shooting to the public; and Fiery But Mostly Peaceful by Julio Rosas, which exposes the true story of the 2020 Black Lives Matter riots.
The truth must be told. Daily Wire Publishing is here to tell it. Fight back today by reading the truth the legacy media want to make sure you never hear.
The views expressed in this opinion piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.