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MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 18, 2021 05:00PM
[apnews.com]

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The judge at Kyle Rittenhouse’s murder trial banned MSNBC from the courthouse Thursday after police said they briefly detained a man who had followed the jury bus and may have tried to photograph jurors.

Judge Bruce Schroeder said the man had claimed to be working for MSNBC. The judge said he was stopped because he was following the bus from about a block behind and went through a red light.

NBC News said in a statement that he was a freelancer who received a citation for a traffic violation that took place near the jury vehicle, and he “never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them.”

The network said it regretted the incident and would fully cooperate with an investigation.

The jurors, who began deliberating on Tuesday, are anonymous by order of the court. Schroeder said they were riding in a bus whose windows had been covered over to keep them from seeing any signs about the case.

Schroeder said the person who followed the jury bus had been told by his boss in New York to do so. Kenosha police tweeted that the person was briefly taken into custody and issued several traffic-related citations.



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Re: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial
Posted by: Ted King
Date: November 18, 2021 06:15PM
"Schroeder said the person who followed the jury bus had been told by his boss in New York to do so."

If that is true and "New York" means MSNBC management, then they need to come out with a strong apology and have a self examination of proper journalistic practices.



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Re: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 18, 2021 06:17PM
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Ted King
"Schroeder said the person who followed the jury bus had been told by his boss in New York to do so."

If that is true and "New York" means MSNBC management, then they need to come out with a strong apology and have a self examination of proper journalistic practices.

I agree. I would guess the bus was being escorted and wasn’t stopping for any traffic control devices.



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Re: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 18, 2021 07:05PM
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Ted King
"Schroeder said the person who followed the jury bus had been told by his boss in New York to do so."

If that is true and "New York" means MSNBC management, then they need to come out with a strong apology and have a self examination of proper journalistic practices.

Not sure I can take the word of this judge as the absolute truth.

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Ted King
NBC News said in a statement that he was a freelancer who received a citation for a traffic violation that took place near the jury vehicle, and he “never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them.”

Think I'll wait to pass judgement on this one.
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Re: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial
Posted by: steve...
Date: November 18, 2021 08:03PM
Story seems a little fishy if you ask me.




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Re: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 18, 2021 08:13PM
Should have carried a rifle, then he'd be hailed as a hero.
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Re: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 18, 2021 08:32PM
My initial reaction was skepticism as well but I can't tell if thats just bias.



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Re: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 18, 2021 10:47PM
Gotta love the 'probably guilty until proven innocent' attitude toward MSNBC.

Seems pretty bush league to flout a judge's order for anonymity for the jurors.

It also seems like another leap to assume that 'following the bus from a block behind' was up to orchestrated skullduggery.

I'll wait until there's something more than what we've got here.





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Re: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 19, 2021 05:17AM
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Acer
Should have carried a rifle, then he'd be hailed as a hero.

Just like the trump train Biden campaign 'escort' in Texas.
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