Have you noticed that our mothership Townhall has managed to put boots on the ground on major stories over the past year? Our colleague Julio Rosas has traveled into riot zones in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Kenosha. He’s gone to the southern border and caught groups of migrants crossing over illegally into the US — on camera. Julio’s in Kenosha again to cover the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, in fact, providing first-person reporting:
My take on today: Yes, it was unnecessary for Rittenhouse to testify but overall I think it helped his case. As always with juries, it's gonna come down to turnout.
One of the only good things to have come out of the trial has been the memes.
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) November 11, 2021
And that has allowed us — and our readers — to get around the narrative journalism produced by biased national outlets on this case:
"Some of the headlines from Gaige Grosskreutz's testimony, you're left with the impression that it wasn't as damaging to the prosecution's case as it actually was…" pic.twitter.com/BuhpOZCxkX
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 10, 2021
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