“Twitter lefties arguing that Judge Schroeder’s ringtone being God Bless the USA proves he’s a Trump supporter only shows how far outside normal America they live.” They also pounced on Judge’s supply chain joke.
The bad hot takes from supposed “legal analysts” and other CNN/MSNBC types on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial have been fast and flowing this week, spurred on by a multitude of mostly self-inflicted wounds suffered by the prosecution. Among them was Judge Schroeder repeatedly admonishing them, and one of the prosecution’s star witnesses admitting that Rittenhouse only shot at him after he (the witness) pointed a gun at him.
In fact, the trial has gone so badly for the prosecution that their cheerleaders and defenders on the left and in the mainstream media are trying a new tactic: Suggesting that Schroeder is a Trump fan because of the ringtone on his cellphone and that he is biased against Asians because of an ‘Asian food’ comment he made Thursday shortly before lunchtime. They think that if they can prove the former they can get him removed from the trial.
The ringtone freakout on the left was brought on in part by the two of the most notoriously activist “journalists” on Twitter – the Daily Beast’s Justin Baragona and Vox.com’s Aaron Rupar.
Baragona was among the first to report on and include video of the moment during the trial Wednesday when Schroeder’s cellphone rang as the defense was speaking. You briefly hear Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” start before Schroeder quickly shut his phone down.
The first clue for liberals to panic in Baragona’s tweet was him noting it was a “patriotic anthem” ringtone, which is leftist/reporter code for “this guy must be a right-wing wacko.” But for those who didn’t catch on to Baragona’s clue, Rupar swooped in to explicitly note what was REALLY disturbing about the ringtone (read/watch below):
The Rittenhouse judge’s ring tone is literally Trump’s rally theme song. Draw your own conclusions. https://t.co/g7ynaQsPmc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 10, 2021
Accordingly, the cargo ship carrying the tons of smelling salt crates was expedited in the midst of the supply chain crisis in time to help outraged liberals cope. Among them was Jon Cooper, who has nearly 845,000 Twitter followers, and whose bio reads “Formerly National Finance Chair of Draft Biden 2016; Long Island Campaign Chair for @BarackObama; Majority Leader of Suffolk County Legislature, NY”:
BREAKING: Judge Schroeder’s cellphone ringtone was audible during the trial – and it was “God Bless the USA” – the same song Trump plays on stage at his rallies…
Retweet if he needs to be REPLACED for showing BIAS that favors the Defense? ✋
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) November 10, 2021
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman also fretted about the possibility Schroeder was a closet Trump fan and therefore could not objectively preside over the trial or something:
“Yesterday’s courtroom shenanigans dashed any hope of a conviction. When the judge screams at the prosecutor twice and his ringtone playing [Lee Greenwood’s ‘God Bless the USA’] goes off when the defense is asking for a mistrial, the fix is in! Rittenhouse is going to walk.”
Kyle Rittenhouse will not only be declared innocent, but he will then be carried out of that courtroom on the shoulders of the judge, the jury and his very relieved but exceptionally cynical lawyers.
Twitter lefties arguing that Judge Schroeder’s ringtone being God Bless the USA proves he's a Trump supporter only shows how far outside normal America they live
— Daniel Greenfield – "Hang Together or Separately" (@Sultanknish) November 11, 2021
From a legal perspective, I can’t speak to the rightness or wrongness of Schroeder ripping into the prosecution. But I do find it interesting that when liberals hear a patriotic song they automatically assume “right-winger.” I mean maybe if these same liberals actually demonstrated some patriotism of their own from time to time instead of constantly bashing America and trying to completely rewrite its history, such automatic assumptions perhaps would stop being made. Just a thought.
As far as the “Asian food” comment, this “outrage” was completely driven by CNN, after CNN reporter Kyung Lah noted the remark the judge made Thursday and one of their field producers (Julia Vargas Jones) said a “collective gasp” could be heard in the pressroom:
… the media room let out a collective gasp https://t.co/jFNeysJNZp
— Julia Vargas Jones (@juliavargasj) November 11, 2021
Townhall.com’s Julio Rosas, who is also covering the trial, disputed the “gasp” claim:
I'm in the media room. I chuckled and maybe a few people gasped. It was not some unanimous reaction.
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) November 11, 2021
Though it was pretty obvious that Judge Schroeder was making a quip about the supply chain crisis, CNN didn’t see it that way and ran a report accusing him of making an “inappropriate Asian food joke,” bringing in “experts” to point out the horror of it all:
This is a lie, @NicoleChavz. Just a straight-up lie. Fake news personified. It was not an "inappropriate Asian food joke" – it was a quip about supply chain issues. Keep it up, though. I'm sure this will cause CNN's ratings to further tank. https://t.co/i1bne6KHQ7
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) November 11, 2021
It was the kind of “reporting” that made you want to react like this:
Rittenhouse prosecution after witness Grosskreutz admits he only got shot after he drew his gun on Kyle and advanced on him pic.twitter.com/yvzeowUzF3
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) November 8, 2021
The defense rested their case Thursday and closing arguments are supposed to start Monday, soon after which jurors will begin deliberating. Might be a good idea to start praying for Kenosha right about now, because depending on the jury’s verdict, we could see a repeat of last summer’s violent rioting. Hopefully, that prospect won’t influence the jurors one way or another on this case.
As always, keep it here for the latest developments.
— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —DONATE
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