An ex-journalist for the New York Times claimed that the newspaper deliberately published a story on how Kenosha Rioters destroyed local businesses up until the 2020 elections.  

Nellie Bowles has been named as the partner in Bari Weiss. This is another disillusioned columnist from the New York Times. Nellie claims that she was bullied by the newspaper for not aligning with the views of its editorial board. 

Writing for Weiss’s Substack channel, Common Sense, Bowles revealed on Friday that after the August 2020 riots, she went to Kenosha to speak to the owners of small local businesses that had been razed between August 23 and August 28, after Jacob Blake’s shooting. 

In her reporting, she found that the rioters targeted businesses in all areas of the town and often went after properties and buildings in the less privileged. The riots made it difficult for smaller businesses to get back some of their insurance funds. She emphasized this fact. 

She submitted the story but was told ‘the Times wouldn’t be able to run my Kenosha insurance debacle piece until after the 2020 election.’

‘There were a variety of reasons given—space, timing, tweaks here or there. The election eventually passed. Biden was at the White House. Und meine Kenosha-story railed,’ she wrote.

The election was held on November 9th, almost one week after it began and close to four months after the Kenosha protests.

August 24, 2020: Rioters set fire to buildings across Kenosha, destroying over 100 businesses and causing $50million in damage, between August 24 and August 28 after Jacob Blake was shot by a white cop

August 24, 2020: A riot of rioters set fire to Kenosha buildings, inflicting $50 million damage and more than 100 business destructions. This was after Jacob Blake, a white police officer, had shot Blake. 

The rioting in Kenosha started on August 23, two days before Rittenhouse fired his AR-15, and ended eventually when thousands of National Guard troops were brought in. The damage was done by rioters and looters who came under the guise of protesting the Jacob Blake shooting

Two days after Rittenhouse shot his AR-15 on August 23, the riots in Kenosha began. The violence ended when National Guard troops arrived to bring thousands of people into Kenosha. Rioters and looters, who claimed to be protesting the Jacob Blake shooting, caused much of the damage.

Bowles was told her story - which recounted how the riots had destroyed the lives of local business owners - wouldn't run until after the election. It ran six days after polls closed

Bowles heard her story, which described how the riots had decimated the lives of local businesses owners. It wouldn’t be running until after the election. The story ran for six days following the close of polls 

According to her, Rittenhouse was driven into the streets by Rittenhouse’s gun and anarchy in Kenosha.  

“Regardless of the purpose for the piece being held, it was important to not cover the pain and suffering that followed the riots. Reporters were not meant to miss the fact that Kyle Rittenhouse was forced into the street by his reporter husband.  

“The old man that tried to light a fire in a Kenosha shop. The top editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer in June 2020 amid staff outcry for publishing a piece with the headline, “Buildings Matter, Too.”

“If you lived among those areas on fire you weren’t supposed to use an extinguisher. The proper response — the only acceptable response — was to see the brick and mortar torn down, to watch the fires burn and to say: thank you,’ she wrote. 

Biden had previously called Rittenhouse a “white supremacist” before being elected. 

Biden tweeted this on September 29, calling Rittenhouse a white supremacist. Rittenhouse's team previously announced plans to sue Biden for libel

Biden posted this tweet on September 29 calling Rittenhouse an white supremacist. Rittenhouse and his team had already announced that they would sue Biden to libel.

He exonerated the then-President Donald Trump of not condemning his teen. 

Trump had previously offered federal troop support to Governor Wisconsin, but was rejected. He stated that Rittenhouse is lucky to still be alive, and that, if he didn’t shoot, he would have died in the hands of the protesters.  

Nellie Bowles quit the New York Times over its political bias and she now works with Bari Weiss, another disillusioned former Times columnist

Nellie Bowles quit The New York Times because of its biases. She now works alongside Bari Weiss who is another disillusioned ex-Times columnist

The New York Times didn’t immediately reply to Friday’s request for comment about the reasons it had this story, and Bowles is not certain when it was submitted. 

Weiss claimed earlier in the week that Rittenhouse had been convicted on a network of lies designed to suit its liberal agenda. 

According to her, Rittenhouse had driven across state boundaries, equipped with an AR-15 and intent on inflicting harm on Kenosha’s BLM protester. He had no connection.  

According to the trial, Rittenhouse didn’t drive over state borders with his gun on the day that the shooting occurred. He was actually in Kenosha as that was where he had his gym and his family home. 

He said that he had gone into the streets to give first aid to those in need and to defend buildings. 

On Monday, Joe Scarborough told his audience of 1.6million: 'He drove across state -- had his mother drive him across state lines—he appointed himself a militia member, he goes around and he ends up unloading, what, sixty rounds.'

On Monday, Joe Scarborough told his audience of 1.6million: ‘He drove across state — had his mother drive him across state lines—he appointed himself a militia member, he goes around and he ends up unloading, what, sixty rounds.’

Ayanna Pressley labeled Rittenhouse a 'white supremacist' on August 26, 2020. All that has been proven so far is that he was a Trump supporter, says Weiss

Ayanna pressley declared Rittenhouse to be a white supremacist on August 26, 2020. Weiss says that all that is known about Rittenhouse so far has been that he was a Trump fan.

This week Cori Bush made the astonishing claim that when she was matching in Ferguson, she and other protesters were 'shot at' by white supremacists who hid behind a hill. Ferguson Police Chief has since said he does not know what she is referring to

Cori Bush, the Ferguson Police Chief has since stated that she is unsure what she means by her claim. Since then, the Ferguson Police Chief stated that he doesn’t know what Cori Bush is referring too. 

The prosecution claimed that the jury was wrong and is continuing to deliberate the case. They are currently in the fourth day of their deliberations. 

Weiss stated that all media outlets, including Joe Scarborough of MSNBC, and Bakari Sellers from CNN, believed Rittenhouse to be a violent, racist vigilante. This suits their agenda.  

Bari Weiss (pictured) founded Common Sense after leaving the New York Times

Common Sense was founded by Bari Weiss, (photo: Bari Weiss) after she left the New York Times

Recognizing the fact that something happened on that particular night isn’t political. Recognizing reality is all it takes. 

It is saying that facts can be reaffirmed and lies cannot be disproved. This is to say that mob justice does not exist. 

“It is to be said that media consensus cannot be equated with due process. 

“And that is because the National Guard pretending to be otherwise in order for political expediency is the reason why Kenosha is currently watching, in preparation for violence once more in anticipation of a verdict which, for many, is already decided,” she said. 

Judge Bruce Schroeder said this week before he sent the jury out of the courtroom to start their deliberations that they ought to ignore everyone’s opinions on the case  including that of President Joe Biden.