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Kyle Rittenhouse releases video game where players get to take aim at ‘fake news’ turkeys

Kyle Rittenhouse released a video game Thursday in which players can aim and shoot turkeys, dubbed the “fake news media,” with proceedings assigned to a fund set up to sue media outlets for defamation.

Rittenhouse, 19, was acquitted last November after shooting two white men and wounding a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the protests and riots after the shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake, by a local white police officer.

The teen, who is going to Blinn College in Texas in the fall, tweeted that his new video game is “to fight back against the fake news!”

‘Hi. I’m Kyle Rittenhouse. You may know me as the man who was recently acquitted of all charges in the Kenosha self-defense case,” the teen says in a promotional video for his new digital game. “I’ve done nothing wrong from the start. But that didn’t stop the media from smearing my name.’

It’s time to fight back against the fake news machine. That’s why I’m launching… The Kyle Rittenhouse Fake News Turkey Shoot video game. The media is nothing but a bunch of turkeys with nothing better to do than push through their lying agenda and destroy the lives of innocent people.

“So go to RittenhouseGame.com and pre-order the game now and help me FUND the lawsuits to stop these fake news turkeys!” he added.

The money earned from the purchases of Kyle Rittenhouse's Turkey Shoot video game is used to fund the teen's ongoing efforts to sue news outlets for defamation

The money earned from the purchases of Kyle Rittenhouse’s Turkey Shoot video game is used to fund the teen’s ongoing efforts to sue news outlets for defamation

The acquitted Kenosha gunman, now 19, said in a promotional video for his new game that

The acquitted Kenosha gunman, now 19, said in a promotional video for his new game that “it’s time to fight back against the fake news machine.” He added: “I’ve done nothing wrong from the start. But that didn’t stop the media from smearing my name.’

Later in the promotional video, Rittenhouse holds a nerf pistol before firing into the air. A rap song is then played. The text: ‘Fake news turkey shooting. I’ve got a laser gun, I’m going to pew pew pew. Follow my suits. We are about to bankrupt the fake news.”

The game, which was created by gaming developer Mint Studios, is for sale on Rittenhouse’s website for $9.99.

An animated version of the teen is featured as the game’s lead character, shooting turkeys with labels like “Fake News” and “MSDNC” — a nickname for MSNBC used by conservative politicians and news organizations, created during Donald Trump’s tenure as president.

“We had to intervene to help Kyle after we saw what was done to him,” Mint Studios CEO Mint Chip said in a statement released to the Washington Examiner

Before the trial, you couldn’t even positively say his name on social media without getting banned. The truth has literally suspended you. We are fighting for the truth,” he added.

In August 2020, Rittenhouse killed Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 26, before injuring Gaige Grosskreutz in the arm. The teenager claimed he shot in self-defense after the men attacked him. A jury acquitted him of multiple charges last year, including murder.

The Illinois-born teen shot and killed two white men and injured a third during civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020. He was acquitted of all charges, including murder last year.

The Illinois-born teen shot and killed two white men and injured a third during civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020. He was acquitted of all charges, including murder last year.

Earlier this month, Rittenhouse said he would attend Texas A&M University before clarifying that he would attend Blinn College's

Earlier this month, Rittenhouse said he would attend Texas A&M University before clarifying that he would attend Blinn College’s “feeder school” before transferring to Texas, public university in the fall.

In January, a Wisconsin judge approved an attorney’s agreement to destroy the assault rifle Rittenhouse used during the 2020 street protests, when a white Kenosha police officer shot black man Jacob Blake during a domestic disturbance.

The shooting left Blake paralyzed from the waist down and sparked several nights of protests.

While buildings in Kenosha were on fire after several nights of protest, Rittenhouse and his friend, Dominick Black, joined a group of militiamen on the night of August 25, 2020 to protect a parking lot of used cars.

Rittenhouse, 17 at the time and living in Antioch, Illinois, was armed with an AR-15-style rifle that Black had bought for him earlier that year because he was too young to purchase a firearm under Wisconsin law.

According to a court motion, Black had agreed that the rifle would become the property of Rittenhouse on his 18th birthday, January 3, 2021.

Earlier this month, Rittenhouse insisted he will attend Texas A&M in the fall after the university said he was not enrolled. He later clarified that he would attend Blinn College in Texas and use it to then be admitted to the college.

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