You better hope that if you're ever tried for a crime - it's not one that draws the attention of national media.
If you are - it will be nearly impossible for you to get a fair trial.
This isn't a new phenomenon, it's been this way since the advent of the 24 hour news cycle (at least as far as I am aware) - the media will not allow the criminal justice system to play out, unmolested by their influence.
The Rittenhouse trial has taken the usual media pressure of a high profile trial and amped it up to a million. Months before Kyle Rittenhouse's case was ever presented to a jury, the media had already pushed a false-narrative that Rittenhouse was some combination of a domestic terrorist, racist, white supremist, murderer, vigilante that went on a killing spree.
Did any of these people have ANY proof of what they said about him?
Do you think it's possible to empanel a jury that hasn't heard at least ONE of those awful things about Kyle Rittenhouse?
If I didn't know any better - I'd suggest that maybe tainting future jurors is the point of the exercise.
Another inexplicable (actually very explicable) thing about the Rittenhouse media coverage is how they've tried to shoehorn race into a trial where the defendant and all others involved are WHITE.
If I didn't know any better - I'd suggest that it seems like the media wants to mislead dumb people into thinking that Kyle Rittenhouse shot black people - or at minimum - stoke the flames of racial animus for clicks or some other malevolent agenda.
Then, if all of their malfeasance wasn't bad enough, Judge Bruce Schroeder announced earlier today that Kenosha police had stopped a man who was following the bus that contained the Rittenhouse trial jurors. According to Schroeder the man works for MSNBC and police detained him because he was “following at a distance of about a block and went through a red light.”
Thankfully and mercifully, Judge Schroeder decided to ban MSNBC from the courthouse for the remainder of the trial.
For their part, NBC released a statement that said the person involved was a "freelancer" and that "while a traffic violation took place near the jury van, the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them."
Apparently, following anonymous jurors on "big trials" is standard practice, so that journos can take down jurors' license plates and stalk them after the verdict comes down.
They really are goblin-people.
Nothing says "right to a fair trial" more than our corporate media stalking jurors - who have already been filmed by some asshole on the street - to make sure they know that they better deliver the verdict the media demands.
As one would imagine, news of MSNBC's banishment was met with mockery by the shit posting community - here are some of the best memes from today's developments:
Yes, I made this meme. Yes, I like this meme. Yes, I included this meme in this blog I wrote.
This one is 10/10.
Would not put this past them, tbh.
Watch the whole thing with the sound on, then RT because @richard_harambe is an all-timer.
Ahhhhhh you gotta remember to laugh, or else you'll cry.
While I was writing this I just saw that the jury has been sent home for the day without returning a verdict. Let's hope the media doesn't stalk their bus and they return a verdict that reflects their true feelings on the case - rather than the ones being hoisted upon them by the media.
Happy Thursday and God Bless America.