CBS News is now under fire after it published a tweet insinuating that Kyle Rittenhouse ‘murdered’ two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin in spite of the fact that, under US law, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
As The Daily Wire reports:
The CBS Mornings’ Twitter account posted, then deleted, a tweet claiming Kyle Rittenhouse “murdered two men” on Thursday while the teen’s self-defense trial is ongoing.
Social media users blasted the news organization for the slip, with many using the tweet as an example of a much larger problem of biased media reporting and commentary that has surrounded the trial.
“Kyle Rittenhouse testified in his murder trial yesterday, breaking down in tears as he told the jury he murdered two men at a Black Lives Matter protest last year in self-defense,” the CBS Mornings tweet said.
“Bang up job, guys,” Washington Examiner senior commentary writer Becket Adams said.
Conservative commentators immediately hit back, accusing the Network on dishonestly and potentially even libel:
Again, a lot of Rittenhouse coverage and commentary is straight up libelous. https://t.co/FqSJZNLkRe
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) November 11, 2021
They will slander you happily if they think you have bad politics. https://t.co/imuk8jdhxL
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) November 11, 2021
Oh, well, then. No need for trials, CBS News has delivered its verdict! https://t.co/XvnrhEm8mr
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 11, 2021