A professor is furious after people discovered a major error about Kyle Rittenhouse in her new book.
UCLA professor and author Kara Cooney published her book, “The Good Kings,” in November which is about Egypt but somehow manages to mention Rittenhouse, Fox News reported.
“[C]onsider 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who used his semi-automatic weapon to kill two Black men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while waging a glorious race war on behalf of his inherited White power,” she said.
Considering the fact that the two men Rittenhouse killed, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, were white that is a major error that made it past her editors.
“On p. 341 of THE GOOD KINGS I state that Kyle Rittenhouse shot two Black men when instead he shot two white men. That was my mistake, and I apologize. The response has been a hateful stew of ridicule and denial that America has a race problem at all,” the author said on Twitter.
“If one mistake in a little known book about ancient Egypt elicits this much howling, it is to avoid discussing our larger problem, to avoid seeing our deep-seeded obsession with patriarchal power,” she said.
“So yeah, tiny detail of the book with a big mistake about a massive American issue. And that’s on me. But the white supremacy is still a problem. And the misogyny is still a problem,” she said.
So yeah, tiny detail of the book with a big mistake about a massive American issue. And that’s on me. But the white supremacy is still a problem. And the misogyny is still a problem.
— Kara Cooney (@KaraCooney) January 5, 2022
She made a mistake, but she wants to argue that the bigger point is about the patriarchy and misogyny and racism and any other talking point she can think of.
Cooney also made a historical error while explaining the case of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who famously gained national attention for her protest on a public bus.
Cooney retells the event as “when [Rosa Parks] took a seat in the White section of a public bus and started the Montgomery bus boycott.”
Parks did not sit in a White section of the bus. Instead, she famously refused to give up her seat to a White passenger after the White section at the front had filled up.
“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired,” Parks later wrote, “but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”
She could find herself on Rittenhouse’s list of people he plans on suing, as he discussed in November.
During an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, Rittenhouse said his legal team is in the process of going after individuals who slandered and defamed him in the media.
When Carlson asked Kyle if he planned to hold “liars to account” who defamed him, Rittenhouse responded, “I have really good lawyers who are taking care of that right now.”
“So, I’m hoping one day there will be some, there’ll be accountability for their actions that they did,” Rittenhouse said.
“Okay, so you’re intent on not, you’re not gonna let that go?” Carlson pressed.
“Like I said, really good lawyers are handling that,” Rittenhouse said.
Kyle Rittenhouse says that his lawyers are "taking care of" defamation lawsuits "right now." pic.twitter.com/wOdDlPjbBa
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) November 23, 2021
At another point in the interview, Carlson asked Rittenhouse about Joe Biden suggesting that he’s a white supremacist back in 2020.
“What did you make of the President of the United States calling you a white supremacist?” Carlson asked.
“Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you, I would urge you to go back and watch the trial, and understand the facts before you make a statement,” Rittenhouse said.
“That’s not a small thing to be called that,” Carlson responded.
Kyle added: “No, it’s actual malice, defaming my character for him to say something like that.”
“I mean, why do you think, and it’s not simply Biden who said that, it’s a lot of people on television have said that. A lot. Dozens of people have said that. I’m sorry to tell you in case you haven’t seen it,” Carlson said.
“It’s actually quite hysterical how nobody can go back and look at the facts of the case. He crossed state lines, false. He’s a white supremacist, false. None of that is true. The lies that they can just get away with spreading is just sickening and it’s a disgrace to this country,” Rittenhouse declared.
“I couldn’t agree more,” Carlson said.