Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Election 2020: Unchauvinistic Coverage

With the conviction of Officer Derek Chauvin on all three counts, the media coverage, including the politicians reactions have ballooned to the point that it no longer makes sense to consider it election related. It was a bit of a stretch to consider it anyway, largely justified by Maxine Waters (D-Hell) unrepentant calls for insurrection.

Meanwhile, commentators continue to tear apart the media hype surrounding the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Bonchie at Red State, Tucker Carlson Responds to the Brian Sicknick Revelations With Fiery Interview

John Sexton at Hot Hair, Glenn Greenwald on what the truth about Officer Sicknick's death says about the media. Quite a lot, and none of it good. John Sexton at Hot Hair,  Byron York's Daily Memo: Finally, the facts about Officer Sicknick's death. Althouse parses the NYT so you don't have to, "All that transpired played a role in his condition," said the medical examiner, in the case of Officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died after the January 6th breaching of the Capitol.
"The determination is likely to complicate the Justice Department’s efforts to prosecute anyone in the death of Officer Sicknick, 42; two men have been charged with assaulting him by spraying an unknown chemical on him outside the Capitol. But an autopsy found no evidence that Officer Sicknick had an allergic reaction to chemicals or any internal or external injuries.... Two men were charged last month with assaulting Officer Sicknick, but prosecutors have avoided linking the attack to his death...."

That's written confusingly. If "prosecutors have avoided linking the attack to his death," then what are the "efforts to prosecute anyone in the death of Officer Sicknick"? The assault is an assault regardless of whether it caused a death that happened to occur soon afterward. But there's also that discrepancy between what the medical examiner said — "All that transpired played a role in his condition" — and the assertion that the finding of death by "natural causes" excludes the idea that death "was hastened by an injury."

Not discussed in the New York Times article is the way the media ran with the notion that the Capitol protesters had killed a cop. That's the legend they created, and I bet that legend will live.

I&I Ed Board is less generous,  The New York Times Has Just Been Caught In Two Monstrous Lies

On Tuesday, the public learned that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes. Just a few days before that, the public learned that the “Russian Bounty” story was fake. In other words, in the span of a week, the “newspaper of record” has been exposed for grossly misleading the public about two major stories — both designed to discredit President Donald Trump.

And the mainstream press still has the audacity to label conservative news sites as unreliable?

Julie Kelly at Am Great documents the shift From ‘Insurrectionists’ to ‘Interruptionists’ "More than 100 days after the January 6 melee at the Capitol, promises of high-powered sedition charges have yet to materialize." But, via the Wombats In The Mailbox: 04.20.21, Don Surber documents how Merrick Garland begins war on conservatives. No enemies on the left. 

Also from the Wombats In The Mailbox: 04.20.21, at Am Great, Cleta Mitchell says Democrats Are Cheaters "Anyone claiming that the Georgia law is “voter suppression” simply hasn’t read it. " And, Victory Girls: Jim Crow 2021 Shanked By Burgess Owens. Tyler O'Neil at PJ Media, Burgess Owens Eviscerates Democrats' 'Jim Crow' Narrative on Election Integrity 
“As someone who has actually experienced Jim Crow laws, I would like to set the record straight on the myths regarding the recently-passed Georgia state law, and why any comparison between this law and Jim Crow is absolutely outrageous,” Owens declared.

PM has the video, WATCH: Burgess Owens tells Senate that comparisons between voter ID laws and Jim Crow are 'absolutely outrageous'

Five Thirty Eight whines that Republicans Say They Care About Election Fraud. Here’s How They Could Actually Prevent It. Some good ideas about updating how we vote, but they show no interest in making sure people not eligible to vote don't. 

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