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Posted By: MissMolly, 9/2/2020 12:48:20 PM

President Trump spoke mildly in defense of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse on Tuesday, saying that the 17-year-old seemed to be defending himself when he shot three people, killing two of them. NPR, fresh off of interviewing In Defense of Looting author Vicky Osterweil, had something stern to say about that, tweeting ‘President Trump declined to condemn the actions of the suspected 17-year-old shooter of three protesters against police brutality in Kenosha — claiming, without evidence, that it appeared the gunman was acting in self-defense.’

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Reply 1 - Posted by: 68BattleofBealeVet 9/2/2020 12:51:04 PM (No. 529085)
I saw the video. It looks like self defense to me.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ming 9/2/2020 1:05:58 PM (No. 529098)
If the author is, or related to Alexander Cockburn (appropriate last name for him, by the way), then he is a liar and Marxist creep (but I repeat myself).
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Reply 3 - Posted by: hammondb3 9/2/2020 1:06:30 PM (No. 529099)
Ummm... a guy stands over him, whacking him with a skateboard (likely just as injurious as a bat, a bit less efficient to swing but with more focused points of impact). Then a guy take a flying kick aimed at his head... A kick to the head can KILL. We need to destroy these people. They cannot be reasoned with. They cannot be trusted. The press is EXACTLY what Trump said they were years ago... They are ENEMIES of the STATE.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/2/2020 1:07:21 PM (No. 529101)
There is not a hair of truth in anything pressley says. Massachusetts voters are the clear winners in 'electing the most obnoxious House member ever.'
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 9/2/2020 1:35:32 PM (No. 529137)
He knows he's lying. The evidence is the video.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/2/2020 1:40:00 PM (No. 529142)
So tell me, LATimes, what would "with evidence" look like?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: leonardo 9/2/2020 1:40:04 PM (No. 529143)
NPR, despite being used by millions of Americans (!), is an enemy of America. NPR has an agenda that is apparently not detectable by many of its (duped) users. It's hard to imagine any broadcast entity actually giving ANY air-time to such a complete fool as Miss Vicky-the-Commie, but there it is: Commies love Commies.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 9/2/2020 1:44:22 PM (No. 529151)
Vicki doesn't even know what sex / 'gender' HE is; claiming , without evidence, that he is a woman.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Impacted Wisdom Truth 9/2/2020 2:01:45 PM (No. 529167)
NPR claims, without journalism, that there is no evidence.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Crusty_Rusty 9/2/2020 2:07:28 PM (No. 529173)
The purpose of The Second Amendment is to be Armed in order to Protect One's Self and One's Country from Harm. Kyle performed both functions that night.......
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starboard_side 9/2/2020 2:15:36 PM (No. 529178)
They throw out that phrase to discount the comment, all the while they don't offer any evidence any of their reporting is true, or truthful.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: StrikingViking 9/2/2020 2:24:04 PM (No. 529183)
"Without evidence" means President Trump said something. No other President has been reported in this fashion. "President Trump said, without evidence, that water is wet." Of course there is evidence, more than enough evidence, to say that our 17 year old do-gooder acted to protect himself from a mob enraged that he was trying to extinguish fires that they had started. When they grabbed his rifle, he was in reasonable fear for his life and safety. He tried to run from the mob but fell and was immediately attacked by a gunman and a man wielding a skate board.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: volksford 9/2/2020 2:38:22 PM (No. 529196)
Why in hell are we still supporting NPR ....pull the plug on those leftys !
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 9/2/2020 2:45:58 PM (No. 529207)
Uh, without the stuff that Hillery once had on her hard drive that the FBI now has buried in an ice cavern in Antarctica.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 9/2/2020 3:22:46 PM (No. 529242)
"Without evidence that I have seen on MSNBC or CNN, so it couldn't POSSIBLY be true." is what she really meant. The Enemedia refuses to cover much of the news, and then when WE know the truth, and say it, they say that we are stating something "without evidence", as if the only sources of "evidence" are their leftist propaganda outlets which routinely intentionally refuse to report a huge swath of the actual news.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Foghorn 9/2/2020 4:04:41 PM (No. 529299)
The Constitution says that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed. There was nothing about age restrictions on bearing arms, just that it shall not be infringed upon. The kid was protecting property which the Constitution says is the reason for the right to bear arms which shall be infringed upon. The kid was protecting property and his life, that's called self defense for those that don't read the Constitution.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 9/2/2020 4:18:02 PM (No. 529308)
And #16, even if they want to do the whole "militia thing" on the 2nd Amendment. Mr. Rittenhouse is absolutely a member of the unorganized militia, clearly from US Code 10 para 246, which says that "all able-bodied males between 17 and 45 years of age" are part of the unorganized militia. No need to sign up or anything, in fact you cannot NOT be in the unorganized militia if you are able bodied in that age range.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 9/2/2020 4:21:00 PM (No. 529313)
I believe he is innocent until proven otherwise. Where is the evidence it wasn't self-defense?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Heraclitus 9/2/2020 4:26:21 PM (No. 529325)
Well, we still have the "presumption of innocence" until proven guilty. Of course, we have seen a lot of unequal distribution of that precept, when the accused is a favorite of the Dem/Left. I heard the lawyer for Rittenhouse the other night, and his description of events makes the self-defense case pretty strong. Our deep concerns about the the hard left turn in all our most important institutions are validated: journalism schools were corrupted, and now news outlets are filled with people who have no idea what objectivity means, what pursuing facts means, why it matters. Children are coming out of schools incapable of discernment and captivated by lies and silliness, acting without self-restraint, letting loose the worst of human nature, ruthless and without mercy.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: LonestarM3 9/2/2020 5:04:20 PM (No. 529356)
The left still doesn't get it that if someone is beating your head in, with a baseball bat, an ax handle or a "toy" like a heavy sharp-edged skateboard, and another one is pointing a handgun at you, a cellphone to call 911 for a cop that isn't coming because your leftwing mayor told them not to, isn't going to cut it.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Petronius 9/2/2020 6:22:28 PM (No. 529403)
National Puke Radio
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone 9/2/2020 7:00:52 PM (No. 529458)
It’s just an aspect of politicized fake or misleading news.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: jjs 9/2/2020 7:20:52 PM (No. 529469)
Let's wait and see. If the people paying for these riots then RICO laws would apply. If Kyle is found not guilty - he should win a big pay day by suing all involved including the media. Basically, they paid for this kid to be attached by a mob and he defended himself against the attach.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Krause 9/2/2020 7:33:46 PM (No. 529475)
If it’s antifa vs Trump, I believe NPR will cheer for antifa.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles 9/2/2020 8:34:49 PM (No. 529511)
Video is very strong evidence, and courts look at it all the time when cases come to court. These people just don't want to acknowledge that the first shot just might have been fired in the upcoming battle between good and evil.
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