Perhaps I’ll write more later about the Kyle Rittenhouse case and verdict, but since I’ve been blogging a whole lot about our political/news media spin information war for years, long before most people even noticed it was an actual, deliberate, organized information war, run by professional Democrat and leftist political operatives and amplified and spread via corrupt corporate media, that’s the angle in this blog post. Fair warning, this is another spin war post.
Conservatives and the political right were slow to catch on and spent decades whining about liberal media “bias,” as the left’s culture war advanced and they scored big wins as their hot button political issues became mainstreamed – largely by massive media effort to package and sell the left’s messaging (successful spin info war operations). Remember the not so distant past when even President Barack Obama was still “evolving” on gay marraige:
“October 2010: Obama starts ‘evolving’ on gay marriage
At a Q&A session with progressive bloggers, Obama says that while he has been “unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage,” times are changing and “attitudes evolve, including mine. And I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships. I have staff members who are in committed, monogamous relationships, who are raising children, who are wonderful parents.” – https://time.com/3816952/obama-gay-lesbian-transgender-lgbt-rights/
So, here we are with a not guilty verdict on all counts in the Rittenhouse case, a verdict that reflects the facts presented under oath in a court of law. And it’s a case that I didn’t understand why Rittenhouse was ever charged in the first place. The facts weren’t a mystery, despite so many Democrats, BLM mouthpieces and liberal media folks lying and ignoring the facts.
The liberal media and Democrat political machine’s spin efforts to smear this 17 year-old in the midst of the Kenosha rioting, which was also incited by Dem/liberal media spin lies about police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man armed with a knife, hit a new low.
The liberal media amplified the BLM messaging, which asserted Blake was unarmed and just a loving father, while omitting Blake’s criminal history, that police were called by Blake’s ex-girlfriend/mother of his kids and that Blake resisted arrest. The BLM and media reckless disregard for the truth about the Blake case ignited protests and rioting in Kenosha, WI. Here’s information from an August 28, 2020 NYPost article:
“Blake, 29, was forbidden from going to the Kenosha home of his alleged victim from the May 3 incident, and police were dispatched Sunday following a 911 call saying he was there.”
“The responding officers were aware he had an open warrant for felony sexual assault, according to dispatch records and the Kenosha Professional Police Association, which released a statement on the incident on Friday.” https://nypost.com/2020/08/28/this-is-why-jacob-blake-had-a-warrant-out-for-his-arrest/
The actual facts about Jacob Blake weren’t unknown, it’s just liberal media chose to run with the BLM spin narrative. Blake also had a knife in hand when the police shot him. He was not unarmed.
Immediately following the events that transpired the night Rittenhouse shot three “protesters,” who were pursuing him, prominent Democrats, including then presidential candidate, Joe Biden, and liberal media created false narratives, portraying Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist,” a “dangerous militia member,” and even in the prosecutor’s closing arguments, he was trying to cast Rittenhouse as an “active shooter” and the three men Rittenhouse shot, as good citizens trying to stop an “active shooter.” The facts in the case and what Rittenhouse testified to under oath, was he was trying to get to safety – by getting to the police line. He’s apparently the first “active shooter” seeking to run to the police for safety… It was the most absurd smear among a mountain of lies.
You won’t find liberal journalists or corporate media admitting they lied or wrongfully smeared Rittenhouse and you won’t find prominent Democrats admitting that either. Instead, they will pretend their spin lies that incited a riot in Kenosha and their spin lies that led to a 17 year-old white kid being smeared non-stop for a year and facing murder charges filed by a liberal prosecutor, who rushed those charges in a highly politicized media environment, before even completing any investigation. Of course, some of these news media organizations and prominent politicians will likely face defamation lawsuits very quickly now. I hope their reckless spin lies cost them millions of dollars.
Rittenhouse now seems likely to be used by some right-wing media and politicians as a spin tool too, so it’s not just the left’s spin war that’s corrupt. Both sides of our political and media elites remain completely committed to the spin information war, even though they lie and manipulate the American people every day and any hope of inspiring good citizenship and goodwill between Americans gets pulverized by divisive messaging, to score momentary wins in an endless and unwinnable spin information war. Neither side can “win” by engaging in corrupt spin information warfare, where both political parties spend all their energy waging vicious smear campaigns, fueling divides and inciting their side to hate the “other side.”
George Orwell’s novel 1984 had “Two Minute Hate,” which was a daily, mandatory exercise where every Party member had to express their hatred against their enemy’s armies and Emmanual Goldman, the main enemy of the state. The purpose of the Two Minute Hate was to unite the members against their common enemy.
Our corrupt spin information war, unfortunately, pits Americans against each other and for many years, I’ve believed it’s the single largest threat to America. With a corrupt domestic spin information war blazing across mass media and online, fanning the flames of division and relentlessly undermining American national unity every day, there’s little hope of uniting Americans on anything. Our foreign adversaries don’t even have to work hard to fuel dissension with their hostile information operations, when our own politicians and media elites work tirelessly every single day to turn Americans against each other.
The liberal media meltdown over the Rittenhouse verdict speaks volumes about how unconcerned so-called “journalists” are about facts and the truth, as many still were regurgitating the same lies they’ve spewed for a year. The most disturbing comments, by far, were President Biden’s statement and then revised statement:
“I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works and we have to abide by it,” Biden said to press gathered on the White House lawn Friday.
Biden followed up with a written statement saying that he and many other Americans are “angry and concerned” about the verdict, but urged unity and calm.
“I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law,” he said. “I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy.” – https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-responds-to-rittenhouse-verdict-the-jury-system-works-2021-11
Biden walked back his initial statement that the jury system works and updated it to he and many other Americans are “angry and concerned” about the verdict. This statement fits with the latest BLM/liberal media spin effort to hype that Rittenhouse “crossed state lines,” because they are going to pressure the DOJ to conjure up federal gun charges against Rittenhouse. They refuse to accept not only facts, but they’re refusing to accept a jury verdict.
Stay tuned, the spin efforts used to undermine our constitutional republic plod on.