CNN hosts decline to report updated cause of death for Capitol Police officer Sicknick

For more than three months, corporate media outlets pushed the narrative that U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick had been murdered by pro-Trump rioters during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, having been bashed on the head with a fire extinguisher and succumbing to his grievous injuries the following day.

It was revealed on Monday, however, that Officer Sicknick died of a stroke — news that the media has been seemingly reluctant to share. In fact, CNN’s primetime anchors went an entire week without informing viewers of the crucial update to the story that they previously repeatedly pushed, Fox News reported.

CNN looks the other way

Fox noted that CNN’s primetime hosts — Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, and Don Lemon — all failed to report the new information regarding the cause of death for Officer Sicknick after it was revealed on Monday. It was briefly addressed Tuesday during some of CNN’s daytime programs, only to quickly be forgotten following the bombshell verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

A review of transcripts of all of the various CNN programs revealed that Sicknick’s true cause of death received no other mentions throughout the remainder of the week.

Fox News noted that CNN’s purportedly “objective news anchors” in the pre-primetime early evening time slots, Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper, also declined to share the news with viewers, despite having previously and repeatedly pushed the claim that Sicknick had been killed by a blow to the head from a fire extinguisher wielded by riotous supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Even in the few moments that the story had been addressed on Tuesday by CNN, the network still sought to imply guilt on the part of Trump’s supporters in an attempt to absolve itself from sharing dubious and unverified claims that have since been proven utterly false.

The autopsy doesn’t lie

On Monday, in an interview with The Washington Post, D.C. Chief Medical Examiner Francisco Diaz debunked the two prevailing narratives regarding Officer Sicknick’s death — first, the claim he died from apparent blunt force trauma via fire extinguisher, then a claim that Sicknick had died from an allergic reaction to being hit with bear spray, a narrative that had emerged in February when the fire extinguisher story began to have doubt cast upon it.

Diaz asserted that there was “no evidence” that Sicknick had “suffered an allergic reaction to chemical irritants,” nor was there any “evidence of internal or external injuries.”

Instead, Sicknick had “suffered two strokes at the base of the brain stem caused by a clot in an artery,” Diaz said. That would most likely be the result of pre-existing medical conditions, but Diaz, citing privacy laws, refused to comment any further on the matter.

Media should correct its “false account”

National Review‘s Michael Brenden Dougherty highlighted the saga as a glaring example of how “the media make their own reality” and perpetuate unproven — or even false — narratives based on hearsay, only to quickly move on to another equally dubious narrative once the initial claims begin to crumble, rarely, if ever, looking back on prior mistakes.

Likewise, the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York lamented how the “false account of Sicknick’s death became an integral part of the national conversation about the Capitol riot. Now, the damage from that false account cannot be un-done.”

York went on: “But the news organizations and commentators who fed the frenzy should report the medical examiner’s findings and their implications prominently and accurately — and tell viewers and readers that they had it wrong.”

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  1. Where’s the Dirt on Hunter- Buried, Where’s the Dirt on the Men who went to Epstein’s Island- Buried, Where are all those Promised Jobs-Buried, anything you want hidden, be a Democrat because it will be easy to do, look at everything they are NOT telling us.

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    1. I hope they all go down likèn a sinking ship, theirs and social media and the Dems lying cost Pres, Trump the presidency,

  4. Joe Biden has had three strokes with at least two brain surgery’s. The media sort of covered this well over a decade ago but does not mention it now. Joe was stupid as could be to start with, add in two brain operations where some brain matter was removed and we have the Biden administration destroying the nation.

  5. I HOPE ALL the so called “MAIN STREAM” and (un)”SOCIAL” media BURNS TO THE GROUND just like Portland, Minneapolis, and all the others !!! A few well dropped MOABs …….

  6. Again the BLM, Antifa, KKK, Democrat Policies and others are trying to blame the Police, President Trump, not dopey Biden and Harris for the problems in the country. There is prejudice in everyone. Seems Biden is the biggest of anyone. Everything he has done or said is a catastrophe. Don’t blame others for your disaster. And yet, we have CNN, MSNBC, Hollywood, and others just kissing his rear end. Like the Inauguaration was a complete hog wash of lies. It would be better to have a regular person in there. Hard working people. Not these people who sit around day and night and blame others for their decisions. What good thing has Biden, Pelosi, Kerry, Schumer, Ocasio Cortez, Newsome, Harris and on and on did in their lives? All they do is complain. Because they do not know what real working people do. God will punish those who treat others like this. Heaven or Hell? Pray in Jesus Name. Ask for forgiveness. This life is temporary, but the life to come is eternal. Ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit. Then you will understand. Not like the lost who think the believer is crazy.

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