Nick Sandman just shamed the hysterical media and public figures who painted a narrative about Kyle Rittenhouse before all the facts came in. He offered his support to Kyle writing, “I would like to use my platform to let Kyle know that I am here for you and if you ever would like to reach out to me, I am about the only person our age to have an idea of how the media is treating you. The way the media has treated you is terrible, and you don’t have to face it alone.”
He also told LeBron James and President Joe Biden to ‘be quiet” before urging Kyle to sue media outlets as he did. He wrote “In only hours a CNN host tweeted an image of me, writing: ‘Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?’.
“Kyle wasn’t given his day in court by his critics. And neither was I. The attacks on Kyle came from the national news media, just as they came for me. They came quickly, without hesitation, because Kyle was an easy target that they could paint in the way they wanted to.
“This is the problem with liberal media outlets in the United States. They want to get the story first, get the most views, make the most money, and advance the agenda from liberal patrons.
“These outlets cover themselves when they are wrong with small footnotes at the ends of long articles, clarifying that new information has come out and that they have updated their coverage.
“News shouldn’t be a scoreboard that constantly changes.
“News is about coverage that includes a statement of facts that does not need to be corrected. But, the liberal media doesn’t do this.
“The liberal media rushes to be the first to report.
“So every single label on Kyle as a ‘terrorist’, ‘white supremacist’, and ‘school shooter’ in the streets of Kenosha, will only ever be withdrawn after the damage has been done.
“In our hyperpolarized society, the first impression of Kyle has been set in stone, probably for the rest of his life.
“So to President Joe Biden, Lebron James, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, and every other commentator: please be quiet.
“On November 10th, Lebron James tweeted out ‘What tears????? I didn’t see one. Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court’.
“From my own experience, the death threats, feeling of no future ahead, and that millions of people hate you, is enough to alter you in many concrete ways and permanently.
“Make no mistake: even the strongest of people cannot resist the mental impact when the media war machine targets you.
“With Kyle’s name dragged through the mud, and the clear effect it is having on him, many have started to ask the question whether Kyle should sue for defamation.
“While I am by no means an attorney, I have gained some experience on the ins and outs of defamation and can offer an educated guess on what the outcome would be if Kyle were to sue.
“Should Kyle sue? It first depends on what happens in the trial, as those elements would come into play were he found guilty. However, if Kyle is innocent it would create an easier road to winning.
“Again, the chances are still low and nothing is guaranteed in a defamation trial. Kyle should also be prepared for a long trial which will be present in his mind for years.
“I personally am still involved in six media lawsuits as January approaches marking three years since the confrontation took place at the March for Life.
“So, if Kyle is prepared to take on another burden in his early life, with the acceptance that it might result in nothing, I answer, give it a shot and hold the media accountable,” he wrote in The Daily Mail.