New York Times Quietly Retracts another bogus story
On January 8th the New York Times published a story, based on unnamed sources, supposedly law enforcement, claiming that supporters of President Trump killed Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s with a fire extinguisher:
"Then on Wednesday, pro-Trump rioters attacked that citadel of democracy , overpowered Mr. Sicknick, 42, and struck him in the head with a fire extinguisher, according to two law enforcement officials. With a bloody gash in his head, Mr. Sicknick was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. He died on Thursday evening."
That story helped elevate a riot into a narrative about an "insurrection." Other news organizations didn't bother to check out the story, but simply repeated it. It even was referred to by congressional democrats in their memorandum for the second impeachment of President Trump. The DC medical examiner has been strangely silent on the matter. Can we trust any local DC official?
CNN reported the following of Feb 3rd:
"According to one law enforcement official, medical examiners did not find signs that the officer sustained any blunt force trauma, so investigators believe that early reports that he was fatally struck by a fire extinguisher are not true."
Here is the Times retraction:
Cute. Claims, first used to create and inflame a narrative, are quietly taken down after the impeachment trial.
From the "newspaper" that prints opinion & distortion daily.