Despite his acquittal on murder and all other counts, Whoopi Goldberg told her co-hosts on ABC’s “The View” on Monday that she felt Kyle Rittenhouse “murdered” two men last year, at violent skirmishes after a Black Lives Matter demonstration and destructive protests in Kenosha, WI. Rittenhouse shot and killed two individuals and wounded a third after offering medical attention to many others, and patrolling another area that had been vandalized.
“Let me show you what got to me, the thing no one was really talking about,” Goldberg said. “The father of Anthony Huber, one of the young men shot and killed by Rittenhouse, puts things into perspective for me at least and on CNN.” During the interview she shared, John Huber said, “You know that guy gets to run free a now a hero. This is my son right here. This is Anthony. We lost our son. And there’s no justice for our family and no closure. There wasn’t going justice in that Kenosha court with that judge.”
A crowd chases a suspected shooter down in Kenosha. He trips and falls, then turns with the gun and fires several times. Shots can be heard fired elsewhere as well, corroborating reports of multiple shooters tonight #Kenosha #KenoshaRiots pic.twitter.com/qqsYWmngFW
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) August 26, 2020
Goldberg said, “He wasn’t doing anything. Was trying — he saw an active shooter. He saw someone get shot. He thought he was doing the right thing. So even all the excuses in the world does not change the fact that three people were shot. Two people were murdered. To me, it’s murder. I’m sorry. I’ll never forget that man.”
That “man” is none other than Anthony Huber who was fatally shot after chasing and attacking Kyle Rittenhouse on August 25, 2020 What Goldberg fails to mention was that Anthony Huber was a convicted felon with a violent past. He had a criminal history including once threatening to “gut” his brother “like a pig” while holding a butcher’s knife to his stomach. Below is but a portion of his lengthy record of violence.
Not only does Whoopie expect you to believe he chased Rittenhouse and smacked him with his skateboard in a failed effort to try to heroically stop Rittenhouse from continuing his “mass shooting spree,” but that Huber was a hero.
As for Huber’s father, John, here is a video segment at the end of a nearly hour-long hearing, where Huber wanted Rittenhouse’s bond raised. The relevant portion of the video is embedded below, where you can see Huber’s father in the lower right, wearing a black mask while alone on Zoom, flipping the bird to the judge and Kyle Rittenhouse. He also appeared to be making angry comments, but he was muted and we couldn’t determine what he was saying. We know he’s probably in mourning, but come on.
Whoopie and her fellow travelers were not alone in their misguided defense of the dead. Here’s Reese Witherspoon proving she isn’t quite as legally savvy as her ‘Elle Woods’ character.
No one should be able to purchase a semi-automatic weapon, cross state lines and kill 2 people, wound another and go free. In what world is this safe … for any of us ?
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) November 20, 2021
For the record, crossing state lines is not a crime and is not relevant to one’s right to defend one’s life from rioters who try to take your firearm. It’s a free country and we can all go where we want. Rittenhouse lived about a mile from the state line. He worked in Kenosha, and his dad lived there. Furthermore, he was guarding a small business and providing medical care for the injured, while being armed for his own protection. One hit him with a skateboard, and another pointed a pistol at him.
Disney, Marvel and Star Wars actors certainly weren’t immune to the sweet smell of gaslight either. Up first, we have Pedro Pascal, the star of Disney’s The Mandalorian. This is the Star Wars actor that should’ve been fired for bad Twitter takes, not Gina Carano.
— YellowFlash (@YellowFlashGuy) November 20, 2021
Here’s Marvel Studios’ Avengers actor Mark Ruffalo, who can always be counted on to provide a spicy communist’s version of events.
After all we have seen and heard about these weapons of war, these killing machines, there is no doubt that people who faced this young man were more afraid of him than he was of them. He was the one with a weapon of war, loaded and ready to be used on people.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 19, 2021
And not to be outdone by her older Disney veterans, here’s the next Snow White live-action actress giving it her best preferred pronouns effort, with some extra racism thrown in for good measure.
kyle rittenhouse being acquitted on all charges after such heinous heinous crimes is the epitome of white privilege and exactly what is wrong with this godforsaken country.
— rachel zegler (she/her/hers) (@rachelzegler) November 19, 2021
And for the record, here is the convicted child rapist Ruffalo is referring to affectionately with the pet name “JoJo” earlier on the night of his death, using the n-word (it’s been muted in the below video) and aggressively daring armed men to shoot him. This is the person whose death these Hollywood actors are mourning.
The Pima County AZ Clerk of Courts has also confirmed that Joseph ‘JoJo’ Rosenbaum (the white racist featured in the embedded video above) was charged by a grand jury with 11 counts of child molestation and inappropriate sexual activity around children, including anal rape. The victims were five boys ranging in age from nine to 11 years old. So not only was he a virulent racist with violent tendencies, but he also anally raped little boys. No wonder pedoland, I mean Hollywood, is mourning his death after a jury of Kyle Rittenhouse’s peers acquitted him for acting in self-defense.
Even formerly cool rock bands got in on the act, somehow conflating these violent provocateurs who were destroying the city with Black Lives Matter freedom fighters marching for righteousness. This is a bad flex. Let’s all rename them ‘Rage Against Facts & Reason’
2/This is the settler logic of America’s founding myth: whiteness must cast itself as the victim in order to justify its violence against those resisting its oppression. Welcome to the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.
(Photo: Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)
— Rage Against The Machine (@RATMofficial) November 20, 2021
Other dumb modern bands were not very impressive either. Does these group not understand that everyone involved was white?
The verdict has shown that it remains legal to murder while white
— FINNEAS (@finneas) November 19, 2021
if he had been in his own home, defending himself from intruders, it would be. Not traveling across state lines with an assault rifle to play cops and robbers
— FINNEAS (@finneas) November 19, 2021
POLL: Is Kyle Rittenhouse a murderer or a hero?
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) November 19, 2021
It’s a good thing he was carrying or he would be dead and none of these celebrities would care. Neither would the fake news media.
Stark reminder of inequity.
Rittenhouse killed two men w/an AR-15. Found not guilty.
Tamir Rice was shot by police for having a toy gun.
Christopher Belter raped 4 girls. Given no jail time.
Two men were exonerated after serving decades for Malcom X murder they did not commit.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) November 19, 2021
If someone was hitting me in the head with a skateboard, I definitely would not like them.
— Venus Infers (@gypsyluc) November 19, 2021
And of course, no progressive politician was going to let this crisis go to waste.
America today: you can break the law, carry around weapons built for a military, shoot and kill people, and get away with it.
That’s the message we’ve just sent to armed vigilantes across the nation. https://t.co/yiVLN2v718
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 19, 2021
We have more peaceful marching to do. To where? Every ballot box across our land. Lace up.
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) November 19, 2021
So now it’s legal to shoot and kill protestors?
AmeriKKKa, your roots are showing.#RittenhouseVerdict
— Sydney Kamlager (@sydneykamlager) November 19, 2021
Does she really expect us to believe she thinks those guys Rittenhouse shot were “protestors”? And without fail, even a few washed up comic book creators got in on the act with their misinformed hot takes.
Thou shalt not violently riot, destroy property, commit arson, and think you can swing a skateboard at a community servant armed with an AR15… without finding out. https://t.co/wPP8VZhqzT
— Bleeding Fool (@BleedingFool) November 22, 2021
Breitbart News noted that many other celebrities including Sophia Bush, Alyssa Milano, Bette Midler, and Josh Gad have also lamented Rittenhouse’s acquittal, many calling it a victory for “white supremacy.”
While anyone can reasonably criticize Rittenhouse’s decision to come to Kenosha and allow himself to become isolated from his fellow compatriots and citizens, putting himself in a position where shooting was his only alternative, no one is calling him a ‘model of civic responsibility’ for aligning himself with what amounted to a vigilante group after the local police proved they were either unwilling or unable to reign in the violent rioters and looters.
In the end, we must all remember that a court of law acquitted Rittenhouse based on the evidence, and the persons he killed were men with criminal histories who were behaving exactly how we would expect violent felons to behave. They were not helpless victims and they should not be considered “heroes” by any stretch of the imagination. They were adult men who each made very the deliberate decision to attack another man who was carrying a gun, and they were shot – end of story.