The evidence will reveal the truth, the media will not (at least not before the midterms). This supposed MAGA perp “lived with a notorious local nudist in a Berkeley home, complete with a Black Lives Matter sign in the window and an LGBT rainbow flag, emblazoned with a marijuana symbol, hanging from a tree.”
According to initial reports, Paul Pelosi, the husband of Nancy Pelosi, was the victim of a hammer attack by a man to broke through a back door to attack him, and said he wanted to know where Nancy was. Sounded really simple, at first, an attempted political attack. And maybe it will end up being so, but history tells us to wait for the evidence to come in, and not to rely on politicized media spin.
The Pelosi attack set off a media feeding frenzy immediately terming it a “right wing” or MAGA attack, part of the supposed political violence spurred by demonization of Nancy Pelosi.
It “might” be that simple, but I doubt it. We’ve seen this movie before, where supposedly simple facts turn out not to be so simple, and “right wing” motives turn out to be otherwise.
Most recently we’ve seen the Jusse Smollet hoax, and a slew of other politicized hoaxes. In some cases hoaxes mean the violence never happened (Smollet), in others there was violence but the motive was not as portrayed in the media, such as mentally incompetent delusional Jared Loughner’s shooting of Gabby Giffords (which had nothing to do with Sarah Palin’s electoral map, contrary to media claims).
Michael Brown was shot and killed, but not while his hands were up while pleading “don’t shoot” (Brown was shot because he punched a policeman and tried to take his service weapon). Trayvon Martin was not shot because he was wearing a hoodie (NBC News doctored the 911 call to make it appear Martin was targeted because of his race. Martin was shot while beating George Zimmerman Mixed Martial Arts style in what the jury found to be legal self defense). Those cases altered the trajectory of this nation’s politics based on media malpractice and malfeasance all tainted by politics.
In every one of these cases the dominant mainstream liberal media misreported facts and processed everything through a political lens. In 2013 I wrote how At Boston Marathon as in Newtown, initial media reports almost entirely wrong. Do not believe anything the mainstream media says if it is part of a political spin, until the evidence comes.
In the earlier days of Legal Insurretion we covered a lot of these cases, what I called Failed Eliminationist Narratives:
It started with Bill Sparkman, the part-time Census worker who went missing and then was found dead, setting off an avalanche of mainstream media and left-blogosphere accusations that he was the victim of anti-government “right-wing” hate. It turned out that Sparkman killed himself, but there were few if any apologies coming.
The Sparkman accusations were based on nothing more than a desire to demonize the newly formed and rapidly growing Tea Party movement as terrorists and un-American. It was as if they were hoping for an act of Tea Party violence.
Yet there was a theory behind the madness, the Eliminationist Narrative created by Dave Neiwart of Crooks and Liars about an “eliminationist” radical right seeking to dehumanize and eliminate political opposition. It was a play on the over-used narrative of Richard Hofstadter’s “paranoid style” in American politics.
The Eliminationist Narrative was aided and abetted by an abuse of the term “right-wing” to include groups who are the opposite of conservatism and the Tea Party movement.
In the case of Sparkman, the accusations were just Another Failed Eliminationist Narrative. And the Eliminationist Narrative would fail time and time again:
- James Holmes
- Jared Loughner
- The Cabby Stabber
- The “killer” of Bill Sparkman
- Amy Bishop
- The Fort Hood Shooter
- The IRS Plane Crasher
- The Pentagon Shooter
We can now add the Boston Marathon Bombing to the pile. The wild speculation that there was a Tea Party or “right-wing” connection proved false.
The media lies relentlessly and shamelessly, and manipulates the news when it is not too busy covering up news harmful to Democrats, particularly when it comes to political violence. Look how fast the actual assassination attempt against Justice Brett Kavanaugh after weeks of Democrat demonization was memory holed.
I don’t know how the Paul Pelosi attack will play out, but we saw how his drunk driving arrest was hushed up and covered up, and we still don’t know much about it. (Do we know yet where he was that night while Nancy was away and who was with him?)
Already, all is not what it seems with regard to media reporting on the Paul Pelosi attack. The “MAGA” attacker turns out to be more Jared Loughner than anything, as Michael Shellenberger documents, Pelosi Attack Suspect Was A Psychotic Homeless Addict Estranged From His Pedophile Lover & Their Children (emphasis added):
… DePape’s politics have little rhyme or reason. In past years DePape shared a post about Stephen Colbert’s 2006 roast of President George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents dinner; linked to videos of Disney films altered to make it look like the characters were swearing; and claimed, “Jesus is the anti-Christ” — not exactly a litany of right-wing tropes.
And, as I discovered yesterday, DePape lived with a notorious local nudist in a Berkeley home, complete with a Black Lives Matter sign in the window and an LGBT rainbow flag, emblazoned with a marijuana symbol, hanging from a tree. A closer look reveals the characteristics of a homeless encampment, or what Europeans call “an open drug scene.” In the driveway, there is a broken-down camper van. On the street is a yellow school bus, which neighbors said DePape occasionally stayed in. Both are filled with garbage typical of such structures in homeless encampments. People come and go from the house and the vehicles, neighbors say, in part to partake in the use of a potent psychedelic drug, ibogaine.
Neighbors described DePape as a homeless addict with a politics that was, until recently, left-wing, but of secondary importance to his psychotic and paranoid behavior. “What I know about the family is that they’re very radical activists,” said one of DePape’s neighbors, a woman who only gave her first name, Trish. “They seem very left. They are all about the Black Lives Matter movement. Gay pride. But they’re very detached from reality. They have called the cops on several of the neighbors, including us, claiming that we are plotting against them. It’s really weird to see that they are willing to be so aggressive toward somebody else who is also a lefty.”
The circumstances of the attack also have become less clear. First, as attorney Harmeet Dhillon noted early on, it seemed strange that someone off the street could just enter the Pelosi home:
“My firm served a lawsuit against Paul Pelosi one time in SF after attempting to serve at other residences—Napa, Georgetown. They weren’t home, but staff were, & multiple law enforcement officers were on the perimeter. Break-in is odd given this level of security.”
Now some of the leaked facts seem at odds with the initial reporting. Politico reported there was another person present (emphasis added):
David DePape forced his way into the home through a back entrance, Scott said. Officers arrived at the house, knocked on the front door and were let inside by an unknown person. They discovered DePape and Pelosi struggling for a hammer, and after they instructed them to drop the weapon, Scott said, DePape took the hammer and “violently attacked” Pelosi.
As Greg Price noted earlier today, the whole thing is strange:
For people not paying attention, the story now is that a nudist in his underwear with a hammer snuck into the Pelosi residence, a wellness check sent the police there, they knocked on the door, a THIRD person let them in, at which point the man began assaulting Paul Pelosi.
“Comfortably Smug” also noted both the bizarre scenario coming out and the illogical media narrative of political (as opposed to psychotic) motivation:
Just to get the media story straight, a nudist hippie that was part of a pro BLM commune walked in only underwear from Berkeley to the ultrarich neighborhood in San Francisco, entered Paul Pelosi’s mansion while predator invisible cloaked to avoid security cameras…
…wrestled with Paul Pelosi while a mysterious 3rd man watched, Paul went to the bathroom, called 911, returned to wrestle the hippie nudist, the unnamed 3rd man let police in, and then the hippie hit Paul with a hammer, because he saw a Kevin McCarthy news conference a year ago
It might be that this ends up a simple case of a political attack. Or something else. The evidence will reveal the truth, the media will not (at least not before the midterms).DONATE
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