Three and a half months after spreading the blood libel that a supporter of Donald Trump beat a cop to death with a fire extinguisher, the media is finally admitting that the entire thing was a hoax.
After they said he died from the beating, they then said he died from getting pepper-sprayed with “bear spray,” and they are admitting that this claim was also a lie.
Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick suffered two strokes and died of natural causes after battling rioters, a medical examiner has ruled.
Washington DC’s chief medical examiner says that there is no evidence that bear spray, or any other chemical irritant, caused an allergic reaction that resulted in Officer Sicknick’s death.
But Francisco J Diaz noted that Officer Sicknick was among the Capitol Police detachment attacked by pro-Trump rioters in violent scenes on 6 January and that “all that transpired played a role in his condition.”
Yes, “it played a role.”
That’s a bit like when the guy died in a motorcycle crash and was listed as a coronavirus death and the medical authorities said that being infected with the virus is what caused the crash.
You could have known from his name that Sick Nick was not especially healthy. I mean – come on!
Even as we now have an admission on what killed Sick Nick, we still do not know who killed Ashli Babbitt. She was murdered by some police officer, shot in cold blood for literally no reason.
Every time a black gets shot, the officer’s identity is immediately released and they are usually prosecuted for a crime. But Ashli Babbitt’s killer remains a secret.
The government is literally saying, “yeah, well, actually – we don’t have to tell you anything.”
The Sick Nick killing hoax was at least as big of a hoax as the New York Times hoaxing that “Russian bounty on American soldiers in Afghanistan” hoax, and it probably deserves the same amount of media coverage.
Of course, the coverage of the Russian bounty hoax being exposed could never be as big as the hoax itself. Now hoax exposure can ever be as big as the initial hoax. What that means is that even if the media knows it’s going to get caught lying, it is still profitable for them to lie.