The problem with the Paul Pelosi case is the constant changing media reports, such as KTVU’s report that the attacker was wearing his underwear. KTVU then pulled the report back, but did not explain why, how they pulled it back or what he was wearing, if any. The police have not yet released video, but they did say that Capitol Police had captured what was happening at the house. It was not monitored by anyone because Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker (D-CA), was there.
Instead of media asking questions and clarifying things for people, the Washington Post claims that those who request the video are trying to spread conspiracy theories. That is a conspiracy. Not.
A stunning new NBC report adds confusion to the mix. NBC reported that Paul Pelosi, when he went to the front door to allow the police in, didn’t “declare a crisis” or attempt to leave, but instead walked several steps back towards David DePape and away from police. According to the report, “sources familiar” with the matter were cited.
According to the report, it was not clear what Pelosi’s mental health was or if he had been injured.
After that shocking report was dropped, which caused a stir about why Pelosi would not seek immediate help or run from the police, NBC pulled the report back, stating, “The piece shouldn’t have been aired because it didn’t meet NBC News reporting standards.”
Then, why did you even run it? Two reports like this are now pulled. We need to ask ourselves, “What’s the deal?” Are these just poor reporting? Are people pulling back things because they don’t like the way it’s being reported? It’s not hard to see why people ask questions. It’s not the people who are the problem, it is the way the story was told.
According to The NY Post, Pelosi met the police in the foyer where they were both standing according to court documents.
DePape answered “everything’s fine” when an officer asked him what was happening. A flashlight revealed that he was holding a flashlight and a hammer in one hand, and Pelosi’s right arm in the other. According to the NBC report, DePape wasn’t holding Pelosi’s arm at the time cops arrived.
According to court documents, an officer shouted at DePape to drop his hammer. The madman responded, “Um nope,” before he took the hammer from Pelosi, grabbed it, stepped back and struck the elderly man in the head.
According to the allegations, it was then that DePape was beaten by cops.
What is the matter? What if the police release the bodycam and other video to resolve the problems? You can’t, won’t, ask that.