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    The Media Lied About Capitol Officer's Death & They Just Got Caught

    The Media Lied Repeatedly About Officer Brian Sicknick's Death. And They Just Got Caught.
    https://greenwald.substack.com/p/the...-about-officer
    Glenn Greenwald (19 April 2021)

    Just as with the Russia Bounty debacle, they will never acknowledge what they did. Their audience wants to be lied to for partisan gain and emotional pleasure.

    It was crucial for liberal sectors of the media to invent and disseminate a harrowing lie about how Officer Brian Sicknick died. That is because he is the only one they could claim was killed by pro-Trump protesters at the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

    So The New York Times on January 8 published an emotionally gut-wrenching but complete fiction that never had any evidence — that Officer Sicknick's skull was savagely bashed in with a fire extinguisher by a pro-Trump mob until he died — and, just like the now-discredited Russian bounty story also unveiled by that same paper, cable outlets and other media platforms repeated this lie over and over in the most emotionally manipulative way possible. Just watch a part of what they did and how:

    Death of Officer Brian Sicknick
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MseLunyiSGk


    As I detailed over and over when examining this story, there were so many reasons to doubt this storyline from the start. Nobody on the record claimed it happened. The autopsy found no blunt trauma to the head. Sicknick's own family kept urging the press to stop spreading this story because he called them the night of January 6 and told them he was fine — obviously inconsistent with the media's claim that he died by having his skull bashed in — and his own mother kept saying that she believed he died of a stroke.

    But the gruesome story of Sicknick's “murder” was too valuable to allow any questioning. It was weaponized over and over to depict the pro-Trump mob not as just violent but barbaric and murderous, because if Sicknick weren't murdered by them, then nobody was (without Sicknick, the only ones killed were four pro-Trump supporters: two who died of a heart attack, one from an amphetamine overdose, and the other, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot point blank in the neck by Capitol Police despite being unarmed). So crucial was this fairy tale about Sicknick that it made its way into the official record of President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, and they had Joe Biden himself recite from the script, even as clear facts mounted proving it was untrue.



    Because of its centrality to the media narrative and agenda, anyone who tried to point out the serious factual deficiencies in this story — in other words, people trying to be journalists — were smeared by Democratic Party loyalists who pretend to be journalists as "Sicknick Truthers,” white nationalist sympathizers, and supporters of insurrection.

    For the crime of trying to determine the factual truth of what happened, my character was constantly impugned by these propagandistic worms, as was anyone else's who tried to tell the truth about Sicknick's tragic death. Because one of the first people to highlight the journalistic truth here was former Trump official Darren Beattie of Revolver News and one of the few people on television willing to host doubts about the official story was Tucker Carlson, any doubts about the false Sicknick story — no matter how well-grounded in truth, facts, reason and evidence — were cast as fascism and white supremacy, and those raising questions smeared as "truthers”: the usual dreary liberal insults for trying to coerce people into submitting to their lies:




    Because the truth usually prevails, at least ultimately, their lies, yet again, all came crashing down on their heads on Monday. The District of Columbia’s chief medical examiner earlier this morning issued his official ruling in the Sicknick case, and it was so definitive that The Washington Post — one of the media outlets that had pushed the multiple falsehoods — did not even bother to try to mask or mitigate the stark conclusion it revealed:



    The first line tells much of the story: “Capitol Police officer Brian D. Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes a day after he confronted rioters at the Jan. 6 insurrection, the District’s chief medical examiner has ruled.” Using understatement, the paper added: “The ruling, released Monday, likely will make it difficult for prosecutors to pursue homicide charges in the officer’s death.”

    This definitive finding from the medical examiner not only rids us of the Fire Extinguisher lie but also the second theory to which these media outlets resorted once they had to face the reality that they spent weeks spreading an outright lie (needless to say, they provided no real accountability or even acknowledgement for the fact that they did spread that Fire Extinguisher tale, instead just seamlessly moving to their next evidence-free claim). They changed their story to claim that pro-Trump protesters still murdered Sicknick, not with a fire extinguisher but with bear spray, which video shows at least one protester using in his vicinity.



    The problem with that theory is that bear spray is not usually fatal, and the medical examiner's findings ruled out the possibility that this is what caused his death:

    In an interview with The Washington Post, Francisco J. Diaz, the medical examiner, said the autopsy found no evidence the 42-year-old officer suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants, which Diaz said would have caused Sicknick’s throat to quickly seize. Diaz also said there was no evidence of internal or external injuries….

    Diaz said Sicknick suffered two strokes at the base of the brain stem caused by a clot in an artery that supplies blood to that area of the body. Diaz said he could not comment on whether Sicknick had a preexisting medical condition, citing privacy laws.

    So there goes that second fairy tale. The Post did note the medical examiner's observation regarding Sicknick's participation in defending the Capitol that day that “all that transpired played a role in his condition.” That of course is true: just as it is true for the two pro-Trump supporters who had heart attacks that day and the other pro-Trump supporter who died from too much amphetamine in her system, having a stressful encounter as a police officer likely played a role in why someone would have two strokes the following day. But police officers are trained for stressful encounters, and that obviously is a far cry from being able to claim that any pro-Trump supporter murdered Sicknick.

    I'll have much more on this story as it unfolds. A significant amount of media accountability is warranted. But you're seeing why there is so much resentment and so many attacks on platforms like this one that permit journalists to report and analyze facts and dissect media narratives without being constrained by liberal orthodoxies and pieties and while remaining immune from liberal pressure tactics: it's one of the few ways that real dissent to their lies and propaganda can be aired.



    Truth matters. Noble lies are never justified no matter the cause, especially in journalism. But these employees of corporate media outlets have been taught the exact opposite model: that their primary obligation is to please and flatter the partisan agenda and political sensibilities of their audience even if it means lying or recklessly spreading unproven theories to do it. That is their profit model. And they have trained their audiences to want and expect this and that is why they never feel compelled to engage in any self-critique or accountability when they get caught doing this: their audiences want to be lied to — they are grateful for it — and would prefer that they not admit they did it so that their partisan interests will not be undermined.

    What is most depressing about this entire spectacle is that, this time, they exploited the tragic death of a young man to achieve their tawdry goals. They never cared in the slightest about Officer Brian Sicknick. They had just spent months glorifying a protest movement whose core view is that police officers are inherently racist and abusive. He had just become their toy, to be played with and exploited in order to depict the January 6 protest as a murderous orgy carried out by savages so primitive and inhuman that they were willing to fatally bash in the skull of a helpless person or spray them with deadly gases until they choked to death on their own lung fluids. None of it was true, but that did not matter — and it still does not to them — because truth, as always, has nothing to do with their actual function. If anything, truth is an impediment to it.

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    Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) on the death of Brian Sicknick and its treatment by the corporate media:




    Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who engaged rioters, suffered two strokes and died of natural causes, officials say


    "Francisco J. Diaz, the medical examiner, said the autopsy found no evidence the 42-year-old officer suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants, which Diaz said would have caused Sicknick’s throat to quickly seize."

    "Diaz also said there was no evidence of internal or external injuries....Diaz said he could not comment on whether Sicknick had a preexisting medical condition, citing privacy laws."

    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statu...39011787079681


    The corporate media lies to you constantly because they only care about pleasing the political ideology and flattering the preconceptions of their audience. Subtsack & similar platforms allow truth to be aired, which is why they hate it.


    There's no such thing as a "noble lie," especially in journalism. This particular fabrication made its way into the impeachment trial against Trump and out of Joe Biden's mouth. It was clear from the start it was highly dubious, but few journalists cared: it served its purpose.

    I'll give an hour amnesty to all the group-think drones in corporate media who smeared everyone expressing doubts about the Sicknick Fire Extinguisher story as a "Sicknick Truther." Come forward voluntarily and honorably confront your latest in-group propaganda.



    All the evidence was there from the start that the media lie (which emanated from NYT and then became unquestioned Truth: like the Russia Bounty story) was dubious. But anyone who flagged these was accused of being a pro-insurrectionist fascist, so "journalists" clung to the lie.

    Dem Party loyalists pretending to be journalists is what's killing journalism. This is what they do to anyone who questions their lies. You have to not only have contempt for these people but be lucky enough so that their pitiful tactics don't affect you:

    https://twitter.com/joshtpm/status/1362170588681433089


    This is how Democrats posing as journalists have trained people to react if you refuse to echo their lies and instead insist on evidence: you're a racist, a fascist, a white nationalist, etc.

    https://twitter.com/Homiedino/status...38186155544577


    These people never gave the slightest $#@! about Brian Sickick. He was a toy to them: they needed to create a lie about how he died because he was the only one they could claim was killed by pro-Trump protesters. So they invented a harrowing story that was complete bull$#@!.

    Find the journalists who prove they're willing and able to tell you the truth no matter the outcomes -- whoever that might be -- and support them. And realize the model of corporate media, their explicit model, is to lie: to please the political desires of their viewers/readers.

    Look at what these media people are. They do it over and over. They only listen to the same set of liberal media outlets and follow one another on Twitter and they have no idea that it's even possible to question what's put in their brain:

    https://twitter.com/ryanlcooper/stat...43545817911298


    This is what they do everyday. Please internalize what dishonest propagandists they are. They have zero capacity for critical thought and absolutely no integrity. The only care about serving DNC interests. Just look for yourself:







    Buzzfeed is still toying with the tragic death of Officer Sicknick by continuing to push blatantly false propaganda:

    THE POST: "The autopsy found no evidence the 42-year-old officer suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants." And yet:

    https://twitter.com/mattmittenthal/s...61617379020805


    My article on all this will be up shortly. What the media did here is staggering and revolting, even judging them by their lowly standards.

    How do you look at yourself in the mirror knowing you did this, and keep doing it?



    Just as with the Russia Bounty debacle, they will never acknowledge what they did. Their audience wants to be lied to -- are grateful for it -- for partisan gain and emotional pleasure, and that is why they prefer these media outlets *not* provide accountability or self-critique.

    From the start, it was crucial for liberal sectors of the media to invent and disseminate a harrowing lie about how Officer Brian Sicknick died. That is because he is the only one they could claim was killed by pro-Trump protesters at the January 6 riot at the Capitol.

    As I detailed over and over when reporting this, there were so many reasons to doubt this storyline from the start. A few others tried doing the same.

    But anyone who questioned it was subjected to the standard smears: Truther, white nationalist, sympathizer for terrorists, etc.



    But the truth usually prevails, at least ultimately, and today, their lies, yet again, all came crashing down on their heads. No blunt trauma. No signs of deaths from chemicals. Official ruling: died from *natural causes*.



    Truth matters. Noble lies are never justified no matter the cause, especially in journalism. What is most depressing about this entire spectacle is that, this time, they exploited the tragic death of a young man to achieve their tawdry goals.


    This really isn't true. There wasn't "silence". Early reports said the autopsy found no blunt trauma. The family said he called that night & said he was fine. But if there was no info, why did MSNBC & CNN keep spreading the "Fire Extinguisher" lie???

    https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/stat...39834235998212


    Look at how often the media in unison spreads completely false stories like this in the most emotional and manipulative way possible.

    This was the other story that just fell apart 48 hours ago. Maybe at some point it's time to start asking why it keeps happening?


    Look at how these deeply unwell propagandists (this is the one who voluntarily ratted out her own source to FBI, which laughed at her, but journalists *cheered* her doing it) will continue to lie to conceal what they did. Everyone knows NYT peddled the "Fire Extinguisher"story:





    As the NYT/MSNBC/CNN axis spread the "Fire Extinguisher" lie with great melodrama, there were journalists raising doubts about the story (I was far from alone).

    But of course those dissents never got heard in NYT/CNN/MSNBC. They don't permit dissent. All closed systems lie.

    There's a bigger problem here. There are good young journalists in all these places. But they know if you raise doubts about the lies these outlets are spewing, you'll be called a "Truther," a "white nationalist," "fascist," etc. Their careers will be ruined, so they stay silent.

    The most amazing thing of all is these same outlets that keep drowning the country in lies and disinformation are the ones demanding ordinary citizens be censored from the internet because *they're* spreading disinformation.

    The most Fake News, by far, is spread by these outlets.

    If you follow random smart people on Twitter, you'll be much better informed than if you watch MSNBC or CNN. Here's @AliceFromQueens in early February listing all the lies. How did she see them, but not these multi-millionaire liberal cable hosts?

    https://twitter.com/AliceFromQueens/...74437853003776


    I'll be on Fox at around 8:30 pm ET tonight -- 10 minutes from now -- to talk about the latest melodramatic media story to completely fall apart as a fraud: the "murder" of Officer Brian Sicknick by a pro-Trump mob. My article on it here:

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    We all owe Glenn Greenwald rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Ooospsie?
    Move along, nothing to see here, move along ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
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    Covered. But this all begs the question. Who did get hit with the fire extinguisher? I saw the video. Somebody got hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    Covered. But this all begs the question. Who did get hit with the fire extinguisher? I saw the video. Somebody got hit.
    Ashli Babbitts fire WAS extinguished and I'd like to know the name of the perpetrator as well.

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    After a lie is embedded as factual truth, the truth becomes an outrageous conspiracy theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    Covered. But this all begs the question. Who did get hit with the fire extinguisher? I saw the video. Somebody got hit.
    Somebody who didn't get hurt by the thrown fire extinguisher.

    We should always be skeptical of the media.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmdrake View Post
    A Trump supporter beat a police officer to death with a fire extinguisher. While I don't think that's worse than some of the stuff Antifa did, it's certainly no better.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Ok, now I had to look it up. Found video at the link. “Beat to death” is not what happened. Some dumb ass threw a fire extinguisher, which seemed to bounce off a cops helmet, and may have clipped an unhelmetted cop in the head after that. But which of those is the cop that died later? Neither of them showed any signs of injury at the time.

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/11/video-...-extinguisher/

    Anyway, we are going off topic.

    Edit:

    Can’t even find any evidence that the dead officer was hit by a fire extinguisher or hit at all.



    No doubt whatever happened was stressful. He could have been hit at some point. Some people have unknown conditions and all they need is a trigger, even a rise in blood pressure can pop something or break away a clot.
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    Truth matters. Noble lies are never justified no matter the cause, especially in journalism. But these employees of corporate media outlets have been taught the exact opposite model: that their primary obligation is to please and flatter the partisan agenda and political sensibilities of their audience even if it means lying or recklessly spreading unproven theories to do it. That is their profit model. And they have trained their audiences to want and expect this and that is why they never feel compelled to engage in any self-critique or accountability when they get caught doing this: their audiences want to be lied to — they are grateful for it — and would prefer that they not admit they did it so that their partisan interests will not be undermined.
    Quoted for effect. All we ever get anymore are "noble lies". Which, of course, aren't noble at all.
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    It has been proven time and again.

    They cannot be reasoned with.

    They are not rational.

    And they hate you with every fiber of their being.

    This ends in only 1 of 2 ways.

    Separation,

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Ooospsie?
    There will be no apologies, no corrections, no mea culpas. Most likely in the MSM backrooms there is laughter, high fives and celebrations of a successful disinfo campaign and the removal of Trump from office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    There will be no apologies, no corrections, no mea culpas.
    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statu...61207609372672


    https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/statu...64241622048770



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    Even CNN's best spin is self-condemnation. Is there such a thing as an actual journalist who thinks it's a journalist's job to "share" what they "suspect"? The fact that they put that forward as if it were a valid excuse proclaims unequivocally that there are no journalists at CNN.
    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    Define Terrorist please.

    According to, well, pretty much both political parties, the other party is now guilty of Terrorism.
    Listening to the mainstream media is like standing under a power line when the birds are migrating.

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    Media Lies Exposed: Officer Sicknick And The False 'Insurrection' Narrative
    Yesterday's final report by Washington, DC's chief medical examiner that Capitol Hill Police Officer Brian Sicknick did not die from being beaten with a fire extinguisher - a claim echoed throughout the mainstream media - but rather died from "natural causes" the day after the January 6th melee at the Capitol has destroyed the MSM narrative that an armed and deadly insurrection had taken place. Will the media apologize for lying repeatedly for months? Will they be held to account for their lies? What is truth?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9zQGhBnT_E

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    What, the MSM lied when they said his death was caused by Trump supporters? I'm shocked by this revelation.
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    from rumble


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    NYT Shamelessly EXPLOITS Officer Sicknick's Death - Viva Frei Vlawg
    NYT is not only pure rubbish, but also sinful rubbish. Their exploitation of Officer Sicknick's death is truly the stuff of cartoonish villain behaviour.
    https://rumble.com/vfymgp-nyt-shamel...rei-vlawg.html

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    Another example of the media having no shame whatsoever.
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