17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse should be the most hated person in the United States — if you believe everything the mainstream media says about him.
The altercation between Rittenhouse and a handful of protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin has ignited a nationwide debate on laws regarding self-defense with a firearm. A slew of mobile videos showing different angles of the conflict have gone viral, as have a myriad of blatant lies and misinformation.
One of the worst offenders of this was HBO host and self-proclaimed comedian John Oliver. His program Last Week Tonight is marketed as a comedic take on current events, when its really just another propaganda hour for the political left.
Recently, Oliver tore into the Rittenhouse case, essentially repeating every talking point from sites like PolitiFact — often used by the left to justify their claims. Oliver doubled down on the narrative that Rittenhouse drove across state lines with the express purpose to kill people with an AR-15 “assault rifle.” Based on what the HBO host said, you would think that Rittenhouse had no connection to the community being set ablaze at all.
It turns out that none of this is true. While Rittenhouse does live in neighboring Illinois, he did have a job as a community lifeguard in Kenosha — a 30 minute drive from his home. This isn’t terribly unusual — many Americans have much longer commutes than this.
Oliver is also very clever with picking and choosing which gun laws to hype up, and which to ignore completely. Also, the idea that Rittenhouse illegally brought a firearm across state lines is just false.
There were almost too many lies to count, so we’re going to let Steven Crowder take it from here.