The New York Times, the same ultra-politicized newspaper that can't tell the difference between its own news and opinion pages yet thinks we need a government-appointed "Reality Czar" to police our speech, has quietly backed away from one of its most explosive claims: that Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died after being struck in the head by a fire extinguisher hurled by a rioter.
As we'd already reported in this newsletter, Officer Sicknick had assured family members that he was okay after the violence ended, he died later that day, and no blunt force trauma was found on his body. Weeks went by without any official cause of death being given, until people began to speculate on whether he might have had a stroke or a reaction to chemicals used at the scene.
This lack of facts, however, didn't deter the New York Times from running with their story, nor Congressional Democrats from shamelessly politicizing Officer Sicknick's death after a year in which many of them showed little respect for the dangers faced by police officers. They even used it to give emotional weight to their empty impeachment case against the President, blaming him for Officer Sicknick's death, just as he's personally responsible for every coronavirus death, even the ones in New York nursing homes, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who forced the nursing homes to take in COVID-19 patients.
A lot of people are asking what all these Trump-hating obsessives will do if they don't have Trump to hate and curse and scream about all day. I just wonder who they'll blame for all their own mistakes and failures.
Incidentally, thanks to Ed Driscoll at Instapundit for pointing out this perfect response from the satirical site, the Babylon Bee: "Ignorant Senator Shares New York Times Article Thinking It's Real."