ABC News referred to Kyle Rittenhouse as an “alleged white supremacist” in a Friday report, despite the teen having no ties to any extremism, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
The ABC report referred to Rittenhouse as an alleged racist without offering any evidence to support the assertion. Instead, the report later noted of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden featuring the teenager in a video ad about “white supremacists.” The video triggered a reaction from Rittenhouse lawyer L. Lin Wood, who threatened a lawsuit over the alleged libel.
“Rittenhouse, an alleged white supremacist accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin,” ABC News said in the report (emphasis added), “in the wake of an officer-involved shooting, appeared via Zoom for an Illinois hearing where his attorney contested the teen’s extradition to Wisconsin to face homicide and other charges in connection with the August shootings.”
The news network then noted Biden’s notorious “white supremacist” ad featuring Rittenhouse, seemingly to justify ABC’s