Judge In Rittenhouse Trial Bans MSNBC From Courthouse For After Journo Follows Jury Bus (VIDEO)

Written by K. Walker on November 18, 2021

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As the jury continues to deliberate on the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse, there was more drama in the case courtesy of the “brazenness” of the media.

On Thursday, Judge Bruce Schroeder said that Kenosha Police noticed a car was following the bus that carried the jurors from the courthouse on Wednesday evening. Police pulled over the car after it ran through a red light and the driver identified himself as a reporter from MSNBC who was instructed by a producer in New York to follow the jury.

The Kenosha Police Department said the man, whom the judge identified as James Morrison, had been released after being taken into custody and given traffic citations and that he had not taken any pictures of the jurors.

In a statement, NBC News said the man was a freelancer and that while he had “received a traffic citation” near the vehicle carrying the jurors, he had “never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations.” The network said that the man had also not photographed or intended to photograph the jurors.
Source: New York Times

Kenosha P.D. tweeted the info at around noon.

The Judge explained the situation and said that MSNBC will no longer be permitted into the building for the duration of the Rittenhouse trial.

Here is Judge Schroeder making the announcement:

An important, timely reminder:

Fact check: True. Here’s the Business Insider article about it: NBC: We’re Sorry We Edited The Trayvon Tape To Make George Zimmerman Sound Racist

There was then a whole lot of chatter on Twitter and NBC News began to start spinning…

James T. Morrison said that he was following the orders of producer Irene Byon whose LinkedIn account was deleted rather suddenly.

CNN’s Brian Stelter tweeted out a statement by NBC News.

Then, there was an attempt to explain what that scumbag stalker “freelance journalist” was doing following the jury in a trial that has attracted protesters some of whom are intimidating and threatening the jury, the judge, and the defendant.

That’s just… gross.

Not all that long ago, an Orange Man with an overly long, red tie said that the media is “the enemy of the people” and was blasted for it.

If following the bus of jury members in a contentious trial isn’t behaving like “the enemy of the people”, then what is?

And they wonder why there’s so little trust in the media.

The thing is, this only ever goes one way. If a right-wing outlet did this, it would be wall-to-wall coverage forever.

That’s about as likely as the Washington Post and the New York Times giving back their 2018 Pulitzer Prize on their Russian Collusion reporting.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker