The judge in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial took the step of banning MSNBC from entering the courthouse.
Judge Schroeder banned MSNBC because a freelancer followed the jury box, “I have instructed that no MSNBC news will be allowed in this building for the duration of this trial. This is a very serious matter and I do not know “what the ultimate truth is, but it will be absolutely without much thought that someone who follows the jury bus – this is an extremely serious matter and will be referred to the judge. authorities for further action.”
Rittenhouse judge bans MSNBC from court because that’s what objective judges do with no political prejudice. pic.twitter.com/QKC75ezGUR
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) 18 November 2021
NBC News has released a statement:
“We regret the incident and will cooperate fully with the authorities on any investigation,” NBC added (2/2). https://t.co/7LNnDbQErb
– Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) 18 November 2021
The MSNBC freelancer never made contact with the van or the jury. The judge admits he does not know the truth about what happened, so he banned MSNBC from court just because he could.
If one thought that Judge Schroeder could not turn this trial into a judicial joke any more than he already has, he found a way to make the trial even more of a circus in some way.
The prosecution in this case has a lot to overcome. One can only hope that justice can still be done in the face of this extreme judicial prejudice.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
Awards and professional membership
Member of the Professional Journalists Association and the American Political Science Association