Insty directs us to his NYPO article, Will the Times apologize for lying about Officer Sicknick’s death? The short answer, of course, is no, they won't. Being the liberal press means never having to apologize for having been caught lying; just move on the next one.
On Jan. 8, The New York Times reported that Officer Sicknick had died after being struck in the head with a fire extinguisher by violent Trump supporters. This story was quickly repeated by numerous other media outlets. Millions believed it.
The story was false.
Sicknick died of two strokes, which occurred many hours after the invasion of the Capitol. The blue-check-media fallback was that bear spray used by the Capitol invaders had caused the officer’s strokes.
That also turned out to be false. After a curiously long delay, the DC medical examiner’s office released its report this week, and it concludes that Sicknick suffered no injuries, internal or external. He didn’t have a reaction to bear spray, the chief medical examiner reported.
So the single most important “fact” about the events of Jan. 6 was false. That leaves some questions.
First, who were the Gray Lady’s sources? The Times story quoted two anonymous “law-enforcement officials,” but anyone associated with the Capitol Police, or any investigation, should have known that Sicknick wasn’t struck in the head with a fire extinguisher. Having been misled by its sources, will the Times tell us who they were?
Will the Times apologize for its error? It could have independently confirmed its claims by checking with Sicknick’s family or with the hospital. Or the paper could simply have waited until it had definitive confirmation of the facts and refrained from reporting a falsehood in the meanwhile.
John Solomon at JTN reports Key Senate Republican demands Capitol Police explain initial misreporting of officer's death
A key Senate Republican on Thursday demanded the Capitol Police explain why it initially reported that Officer Brian Sicknick died from injuries sustained in the Jan. 6 riot when in fact his death was ruled to be naturally caused by strokes.
"The death of any police officer is a tragedy and the use of any officer’s death for political purposes or to create a false narrative is reprehensible and disrespectful to the officer’s family and the officer’s memory," Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., wrote in a letter to Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda D. Pittman.
Who is more likely to invent a false narrative and spend weeks selling it to the public: A group of people who won an election fair and square who are not afraid of scrutiny of their honest election victory OR a group of people who stole an election from the voters of a nation who are desperate to keep scrutiny away from what has been done and discredit those who call them out?
And in the real insurrection, ‘You Are Traitors’: BLM Protesters Storm Into State Capitol To Protest Law Protecting Motorists From Rioters. And at the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 04.22.21 (Afternoon Edition), The Geller Report: House Democrats Support Bloody Street Violence, Block McCarthy’s Resolution To Censure Maxine Waters. Fox, Democrats avoid ‘confrontation’ with Maxine Waters over controversial Chauvin trial comments "Judge Peter Cahill on Rep. Maxine Water's comments: "Disrespectful to the rule of law."" At Breitbart, Jim Jordan: Republicans Consistently Condemn Violence While Democrats Pay Bail for Rioters and Looters. At Town Hall, Betsy McCaughey warns us to Beware of Dems' Proposed Domestic Terrorism Law. Or almost anything else they propose. Rick Moran at PJ Media, The House's Failure to Censure Maxine Waters Proves Why the Filibuster Is Desperately Needed. I had more important things in mind (see below).
At 1945, Walter Olsen rhetorically wonders Just How Unconstitutional Is H.R. 1?. That sort of depends on the Supreme Court, doesn't it, which explains why Democrats want to pack it.
At Human Events (HuEv), Here Are 4 Main Takeaways from Senate Dems’ ‘Jim Crow 2021’Hearing. At Da Caller, North Carolina’s Black Lt. Gov. Says It’s ‘Insulting’ That Democrats Believe Black Voters Need To Be ‘Coddled’ and at Da Wire Rep. Steve Cohen Erupts During Hearing After NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson Accuses Dems Of Using Black People As Pawns.
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KTAR, Arizona Dems file suit to stop Senate audit of Maricopa County election. If you don't want us to think you cheated, don't make it look like you're trying to hide it. Sundance, Maricopa County Ballots Arrive For Audit At Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Audit Begins Tomorrow – Livestream Link. That's today, assuming the court doesn't stop it.
PM, US Postal Service running 'covert operations program' to monitor Americans' social media posts "While the bulletin justified this surveillance by suggesting that "Parler users have commented about their intent to use the rallies to engage in violence," it admits that "[no] intelligence is available to suggest the legitimacy of these threats."" Time totally eliminate the USPO.
Dan Chaitin at WaEx reports Sen. Tom Cotton singles out Schiff as 'potential source' for hyped Russian bounties reporting
"I can't say that those leaks last summer came from the intelligence community itself, but I think it's probably as likely that they came from Democrats in Congress who had seen those documents and misrepresented them through the media," he added. "Adam Schiff, I'm looking right at you right now as a potential source for that."
It does sound like something Schiff would do. He was a big pusher for the Russian collusion lie, too.