While the jury was in deliberation during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial NBC/MSNBC got themselves into hot water. A freelance journalist working fo an MSNBC producer was caught following the van transporting jurors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case.
Judge Bruce Schroeder – who was overseeing the trial – said it was deeply disturbing and banned the network from the courthouse for the rest of the trial.
Judge: “A person who identified as James Jim Morrison and claimed that he was a producer with NBC News, MSNBC under the supervision of someone named Irene Byon” was pulled over for following the bus of Kyle Rittenhouse jurors last night.
Initially, NBC claimed that everything was merely a coincidence.
“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,” said in a written statement.
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“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.” pic.twitter.com/nm9eKS09zr
It wasn’t long that evidence emerged NBC was lying and that it wasn’t just a coincidence.
Police reported that the free lance journalist told officers he was under the supervision of MSNBC producer Irene Byon.
As soon as that report went public Byon deleted her Linkedin and all social media accounts.
Byon deleted the accounts despite the fact that the judge said the entire matter is still under investigation. That means Byon deleted material that could be used as evidence in future court proceedings.
Irene Byon, implicated in instructing a reported to follow the Jury Bus has nuked her Linkedin