MSNBC ban from Rittenhouse trial spotlights media's often reckless coverage of case

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The banning of MSNBC from the Kenosha County Courthouse shows the dangers of “leaning forward” in a trial where a defendant faces life imprisonment and a city is on the edge of renewed rioting. 

Judge Bruce Schroeder took the extraordinary step in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial after a person working for the network was found following the jury bus from the courthouse. 

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The scene captured the often reckless coverage in this and other cases. (For full disclosure, I previously served as a NBC/MSNBC legal analysts. I have also worked for CBS, BBC, and currently Fox News Channel as an analyst).

Judge Schroeder stated in court:

“Last evening a person who identified himself as James J. Morrison and who claimed that he was a producer with NBC News… and under the supervision of someone… in New York for MSNBC. The police when they stopped him because he was following in the distance of about a block and went through a red light, pulled him over and inquired of him what was going on and he gave that information. He stated he had been instructed by [a

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