El American’s Idiot of the Week award goes to the prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, in particular Thomas Binger, who has not only had to stand up to the defense attorneys but has also decided to fight against common sense and consistency.
We understand that it’s not easy to fight against evidence. We also realize that it is not easy to meet the expectations of the left-wing mainstream media. But these are no excuses for his careless behavior in the courtroom.
The first days of the trial — which seems to have turned into a media and political circus — left us with some moments for the anthology of idiocy, such as pretending to paint the Kenosha rioters as heroes, when all of them had criminal records that would make George Floyd blush.
The judge called out Thomas Binger for often reminding the witnesses that they were “under oath,” as if to imply that they were lying. His strategy to cast doubt on the witnesses reached its highest level of inconsistency and contradiction when he insinuated that the videos of one witness were biased for calling the rioters “rioters.”
He literally said, “These videos that you captured of the incidents that you call ‘riots,’ are slanted against the people who were rioting, whom you characterized as Antifa and BLM rioters, correct?”
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Evidently, the witness replied that it was “because in the videos they were rioting.” In other words, Thomas Binger wanted people to believe that calling a spade a spade is biased when even he himself was not able to come up with a synonym for “rioters” when it came to asking his question. This dialogue seems straight out of a wacky Marx Brothers comedy or uttered by The Simpsons‘ zany lawyer Lionel Hutz.
Thomas Binger makes a splash in Urban Dictionary
Another high point of his apparent incompetence as a prosecutor was when he decided to point a rifle at the jurors. To top it off, he did so with his finger on the trigger, just days after what happened during the filming of the Alec Baldwin movie. It couldn’t have gone any worse.
Shooting himself in the foot would have been less embarrassing than what he did. So much so that the popular Urban Dictionary — an online dictionary of slang words and expressions — already contains several entries for the term “binger.”
As a noun, it means “idiotic, irrelevant or malicious person who often thinks he or she is the smartest in the room, often seen arguing with people in authority.” And as a verb, it expresses “to shoot oneself in the foot. To do something without intending to which spoils a situation for oneself.”
The conclusion we draw is that perhaps Thomas Binger knows that it doesn’t matter what he says or does at trial since the left-wing mainstream media will mold it to fit their narrative.
You get the feeling that the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has become a Black Friday promotional ad, encouraging Antifa and BLM to loot Kenosha stores again when the verdict comes out.
Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.
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