Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Why I Don't Trust The Media

 I learned a long time ago not to trust anything I hear in the media.  It stems from a carer of experience when I was standing at the scene of a crime, and a reporter arrived.  Reading the report in the paper later, I was astounded that the reporter and I were standing on the same city block.  They were there, and we both saw it, and they got it all wrong.

On January 6th, we all witnessed the horrific scene of the US Capitol being overrun by rioters.  We're ntill not sure what motivated them, but we know the basic reporting was wrong.  And, the erroneous reporting was wrong for political reasons.  They told us that a police officer had been murdered, Officer Brian Sicknick dies as a result of his injuries after having been beaten with a fire extinguisher.

Now, as it turns out, we learn that he died from a stroke.  His death is no less regrettable, and as a retired police officer, I mourn his loss  Too many good officers die too young, and Officer Sicknick is a good example of a fine man who died too young.

But, this new information was kept hushed up for over a month. They knew what killed hi on January 8th, but the spectacle of him laying in state in the Capitol, and the political drama of Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer decrying his death was a magnificent political opportunity to use as a cudgel against President Trump.

They lied.  They used the regrettable death of a good man as political leverage.  He was not beaten with a fire extinguisher, he wan't covered in blood, the was not a casualty of the riot.  

Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, the New York Times, the Washington Post, all used the death of a good man to political advantage.  They lied to us.  That act alone makes them unfit for political power.


Steve said...

The next question (or the question that pops into MY head)....how much money did the family receive to keep this all quiet?

Pawpaw said...

Steve - I'm not going to accuse the family of anything, but generally an officer who dies line-of-duty gets about $250K from various sources.

Steve Sky said...

Another point that I read and thought quite good. There has never been a wide-angle photo or panning photo of the "riot" crowd. All photos are very close-in, narrow focus, and the person making that comment noted that he worked for the a NFL stadium. That is the same method they used to make the stadium look filled for a game, when in fact, it was mostly empty.

Another false narrative being portrayed by the MSM & Left?

BobF said...

What I find most upsetting is that not only is this incident one of lies for political power, not only is "just" another in a history of such, but also that there is no reasonable expectation of ending this trail of political power over the people.