The latest example of Big Tech’s “fact-check” justified censorship being applied in one direction only, to the right, was seen during President Joe Biden’s press briefing after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland.
The president of the United States declared before the world that “criminals” broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 and managed to “kill a police officer.”
The assertion is untrue. A blatant lie. Yet, where was the outcry from the media and Big Tech that regularly followed any statement made by former President Donald Trump that bordered on questionable?
Biden was taking questions from hand-picked reporters, and ever-reliable Yamiche Alcindor, the PBS NewsHour White House correspondent, asked him to respond to Putin referencing Jan. 6 when talking about cracking down on opposition leaders.
“My response is kind of what I communicated, that I think that’s a ridiculous comparison,” Biden replied. “It’s one thing for literally criminals to break through cordon, go into the Capitol, kill a police officer and be held unaccountable, than it is for people objecting, marching on a Capitol and saying you are not allowing me to speak freely, you’re not allowing me to do A, B, C, or D. And so they’re very different criteria.”
U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was the officer Biden falsely claimed was killed by protesters that fateful day. This being a common distortion widely reported by the media in the aftermath of the Capitol being stormed, with even The New York Times getting in on the deception.
The Times cited two unnamed law enforcement officials to report on January 8 that Sicknick died after being bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher.
The Times story was included in the House Democrats’ trumped up case to impeach former President Donald Trump for allegedly inciting an insurrection.
“The insurrectionists killed a Capitol Police officer by striking him in the head with a fire extinguisher,” the Democrats’ impeachment proceedings memo read.
However, Officer Sicknick died from natural causes.
That’s according to Washington Chief Medical Examiner Francisco Diaz, who said Sicknick suffered two strokes the day after the storming of the Capitol, and that the manner of death was “natural,” according to NBC News.
Diaz said the autopsy revealed the 42-year-old officer suffered the strokes because of a blood clot at the base of the brain stem.
He further noted there was no evidence that Sicknick suffered any internal or external injuries, with the formal finding being that the death was caused by “acute brainstem and cerebellar infarcts due to acute basilar artery thrombosis.”
The medical examiner also said there was no evidence that Sicknick had a reaction to chemical irritants that were used that day by some protesters, as was suggested — two men were later arrested and accused of assaulting the cop with bear spray.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Biden says, it’s unacceptable for criminals to kill a police officer (that never happened) and not be held accountable.
Instead of, it’s unacceptable for Capitol Police to shoot an unarmed woman (that did happen) and not be held accountable.
Blue Lives Matter https://t.co/8It2tuTiXg
— Fact Finder (@America76499133) June 17, 2021
President Biden just repeated the Big Lie that January 6 rioters “killed a police officer”. Officer Sicknick died of a stroke the next day. He was not “killed” and it’s disgusting to keep using him as a pawn
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) June 16, 2021
He’s either extremely incompetent or a huge liar… probably both.
— AJ Griffin (@griffin_64) June 16, 2021
No police officers were killed. I cringed when I heard him say that. But I often cringe when he speaks
— Sal LaBarbera (@Sal_LaBarbera) June 16, 2021
The only killing was done by an unidentified Capitol Police Officer.
— Kent Summers (@azroofer1) June 16, 2021
That is a flat out lie, and nobody there questioned him on that. Unreal.
— IAmTheBickerMan (@TMule1961) June 16, 2021
I think what he meant to say was that a Capitol Police Officer shot and killed an unarmed female.
— ⚰️The Funeral Director⚱️ (@AskMeAnythingFD) June 16, 2021
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