Giving a whole new meaning to getting ratioed, ABC4 Utah investigative reporter Jason Nguyen was dragged unmercifully when he posted a photo of himself on the doorstep of a local paramedic who made a $10 donation to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse.
And the corrupt media establishment doesn’t understand why so many Americans see them as the “enemy of the people”?
One thing seems certain, that there are several troubling angles to the story that pretty much confirm there are two distinct sets of rules in America — one for the right, and one for the left, that is far more forgiving.
Rittenhouse is the now-18-year-old who stands accused of murdering two protesters in Kenosha, Wisc., last year, though he claimed he fired his weapon in self-defense — video of the shootings appears to support the claim.
“A Utah paramedic donated to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse,” Nguyen tweeted. “It was first reported in the @guardian this morning. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, WI. I tried to get the paramedics (sic) side of things.”
A Utah paramedic donated to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse. It was first reported in the @guardian this morning.
Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, WI.
I tried to get the paramedics side of things. See the story tonight at 10p on @abc4utah. pic.twitter.com/sxGUzcrNwb
— Jason Nguyen (@FollowWIN) April 17, 2021
Of the many troubling angles here, the quest to forgo due process in America may be the most alarming. Rittenhouse has been called a vigilante, a murderer and a trigger-happy white supremacist — there’s zero evidence to support the claim — by the left.
The second is posting images of a private citizen’s home, which Twitter apparently considers taboo — at least, when coming from the right.
By the way, the day after posting the tweet above, Nguyen shared this:
Wishing everyone a Happy Sunday! pic.twitter.com/CFtepdwnw7
— Jason Nguyen (@FollowWIN) April 18, 2021
Just as troubling is the fact that the reporter is acting on hacked information, as The Guardian cited a data breach at a Christian crowdfunding website GiveSendGo as the source of the names of cops and other public officials who donated to Rittenhouse’s defense fund.
Needless to say, in the eyes of many, none of the above is appropriate:
Wait showing up on a private citizens doorstep with cameras based on leaked information about private donations?! How is that appropriate?
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) April 18, 2021
BizPac Review reported on The Guardian’s actions, although the names of the individuals outed by the British newspaper were not disclosed.
You may recall Twitter (and Facebook) banning a damning New York Post report on President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, in the run-up to the 2020 election because the story allegedly used hacked information from his laptop — Twitter featured The Guardian article atop its “trending” section.
Twitter actively promoted a story doxxing rank-and-file police officers (and financial info that was supposed to be anonymous) based on a ‘data breach’ — one week after it blocked @WhitlockJason for tweeting the TOWN that BLM founder lives in, calling it ‘personal information.’
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) April 17, 2021
Rittenhouse’s trial has been delayed until November, but the teen traveled from his home in Illinois to reportedly help protect Kenosha businesses during the rioting over the police shooting last year of Jacob Blake.
Following a familiar script, Blake was resisting arrest and attempted to get back in his vehicle — very similar to the events last week in Brooklyn Park, Minn. — when he was shot in the back. The shooting left him paralyzed from the waist down.
With chaos in the streets of Kenosha that night, an armed Rittenhouse shot one man who appeared to be chasing him, just as a gunshot went off nearby. The other man he killed had attacked him with a skateboard as he was trying to leave the area. A third protester involved was wounded by Rittenhouse. The established narrative is that the protesters were trying to disarm Rittenhouse.
Regardless of your take, the teenager has a constitutional right to due process and is innocent until proven guilty. That’s the very bedrock of American law.
As for investigative reporter Jason Nguyen, social media users didn’t need a trial to declare him guilty in the court of public opinion.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
how about I post a pic of me at your home just to ask you a question about the ratio
— C’mon man (@ToadonaWire) April 19, 2021
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 18, 2021
You showed up at this person’s house over ten bucks? American media is a joke.
— William Bishop (@TVGBadger) April 18, 2021
Very brave work you’re doing tracking down private citizens and haranguing them about their spending habits!
What would we do without you, Jason.
— Pete D’Abrosca (@pdabrosca) April 18, 2021
Have you doxed anyone who donated to the bail fund to get the rioters out of jail? Did you get their “side of things”?
Partisan hack 🤨
— Kalah Love (@KalahD) April 18, 2021
This isn’t journalism, this is stalking.
Delete this, you psychopath. https://t.co/rVMXh8rY9y
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) April 18, 2021
This is fucking pathetic. https://t.co/bIG7rFwBzi
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 18, 2021
This is totalitarian thuggery masquerading as reporting, Jason. I’m ashmed that you and I are considered practitioners of a shared profession. https://t.co/IaZqWlVuJR
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) April 18, 2021
No need for a state-sponsored Stasi when journos volunteer for the job https://t.co/z8wKhzvyOt
— Scott Greer 6’2” IQ 187 (@ScottMGreer) April 18, 2021
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