When it comes to denials from the mainstream media regarding ethical or legal breaches committed by their staff, it’s safe to always assume they aren’t being honest, and a case in point proves as much.
Enter NBC: Last month the network denied that one of its producers was tailing a van carrying the jurors deliberating Kyle Rittenhouse’s fate.
We can guess the reason why the producer was tailing the jury. The network bosses wanted to ‘out’ the jurors’ location so they could then be set upon by protestors and violent demonstrators who would have sought to ‘influence’ them to find Rittenhouse guilty of murder so he would be put away for the rest of his life, and wrongly so. The jury found him not guilty of all charges and found that he defended himself against rioters who were trying to harm him or kill him.
“Last night, a freelancer received a traffic citation. While the traffic violation took place near the jury van, the freelancer never contacted or intended to contact the jurors during deliberations, and never photographed or intended to photograph them,” the network statement claimed.
“We regret the incident and will fully cooperate with the authorities on any investigation.”
But that turned out to be BS.
BizPac Review provides further details:
James J. Morrison, described at the time as a freelancer, was stopped by police on or about Nov. 18 after he allegedly ran a stoplight while pursuing a van carrying jurors who had been sequestered at an undisclosed location while not in the courtroom.
“Police suspect this person was trying to photograph jurors. This incident is being investigated much further,” the department announced shortly afterward.
Morrison identified himself as an NBC News producer who was working under the direction of an MSNBC employee named Irene Byon. After he was stopped and ticketed, the network released a statement claiming that Morrison’s intent was not to intercept the jurors.
WATCH ? BodyCam Footage of NBC Producer Following Kyle Rittenhouse Jury Vehicle
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) November 30, 2021
Bodycam footage from an officer who identified as “Officer Jones” appears to suggest otherwise:
Officer Jones: “Were you following a vehicle?”
Morrison: “I was trying to see– I was being called by New York going– maybe– these are the people you need to follow. But I don’t know. I was trying to…”
Officer Jones: “Trying to what?”
Morrison: “Just do what they told me to do.”
Officer Jones: “New York told you to follow a vehicle?”
Officer Jones: “Your offices in New York or what?”
Morrison: “That’s right.”
Officer Jones: “How did they know about this vehicle?”
Morrison: “I don’t know. I mean it was discreet, I wasn’t like gonna talk to anybody or anything, just trying to find a location, that’s all.”
Jones told other officers nearby what the NBC producer was telling him, which led one of them to respond with a question: “So we’ve got news media telling him to follow our unmarked vehicles?”
Byon went on to back up Morrison’s version of events after Officer Jones called her on the phone number Morrison provided.
“We’re trying to figure out what’s going on here, why you have a reporter or a producer following vehicles out here,” said Jones as Byon went on to identify herself as “Irene, a booking producer with NBC News.”
“We were just trying to– respectfully just trying to– see if it’s possible to find any leads about the case, and so we were– we were just keeping our distance, just to see where people involved in the trial are positioned,” she told the officer.
“By no means were we trying to get in contact with any of the jury members or whoever is in the car, we just were trying to see where key players in the trial may be at,” she added.
The left-wing media, which lied about Rittenhouse for a year, has ‘doxed’ people before and this appears to have been another instance where that was the ultimate objective in order to achieve a ‘preferred’ verdict of guilty.