Douglas Andrews / October 31, 2022

Fake News Falsely Pins Pelosi Attack on the Right

There are many unanswered questions surrounding the attack, but that hasn’t stopped the mainstream media from jumping to ridiculous conclusions.

Some tweets go bad quickly.

Here’s a case in point: “It’s very possible,” tweeted blogger Glenn Greenwald on Sunday morning, “that the instantly formed media narrative — Paul Pelosi’s attacker was a MAGA fanatic who broke in to murder Nancy — will be proven true. But right now there are so many glaring doubts and holes in that story that it just takes common sense to question this.”

Clearly, the first half of Greenwald’s tweet didn’t age well. At this point, there is zero chance that lifelong leftist David DePape, a homeless nudist drug-addled anti-Semitic BLM supporting Berkeleyite, is cut from the same cloth as the Capitol rioters who still dominate the Democrats’ dreams. As DePape’s former life-partner and the mother of his children says, “He is mentally ill. He has been mentally ill for a long time.”

Still, the spectacular leaps that are necessary to link Paul Pelosi’s attacker to the Right, or even to “toxic right-wing rhetoric,” haven’t deterred our shameless, gutter-dwelling mainstream media.

“Where is Nancy? Where is Nancy?”

That’s allegedly what David DePape yelled to Paul Pelosi after he allegedly broke into the Pelosis’ home. And that inflammatory question was immediately picked up in the headlines and subheads of mainstream media organs across the nation.

Gosh, we thought, isn’t that exactly what those J6 rioters were chanting when they stormed the Capitol? Indeed, as independent journalist and San Fransicko author Michael Shellenberger writes:

Leading politicians yesterday blamed the political Right for the brutal attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul. “This is despicable,” said President Biden. He noted that the alleged attacker, David DePape, 42, shouted the same line, “Where’s Nancy?” as the supporters of Donald Trump, who stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. “And what makes us think that one party can talk about stolen elections?” said Biden. “COVID being a hoax? It’s all a bunch of lies.”

California political leaders agreed. “This heinous assault is yet another example of the dangerous consequences of the divisive and hateful rhetoric that is putting lives at risk and undermining our very democracy and Democratic institutions,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom. “This attack,” said San Francisco’s state Senator, Scott Weiner, “is terrifying and the direct result of toxic right-wing rhetoric.”

Journalists, en masse, agreed with their assessment. DePape “appears to have made racist and often rambling posts online,” noted AP, in a report this morning that encapsulated the media narrative, “including some that questioned the results of the 2020 election, defended former President Donald Trump and echoed QAnon conspiracy theories.”

Oh, and zip ties. Don’t forget the zip ties. As the Associated Press headline reads: “Pelosi attacker carried zip ties, in Jan. 6 echo.”

Ah, that Jan. 6 echo. “The man accused of attacking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband carried zip ties with him when he broke into the couple’s San Francisco home, according to a person briefed on the investigation, in what is the latest parallel to the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021.

So: Because at least one of the J6 rioters had zip ties, and since zip ties were found at the scene of the Pelosi attack, David DePape must be MAGA. Ignore the lifetime of leftism, the homelessness, the drug addiction, the mental illness, that fact that he lived in Berkeley, which went 93% to 4% for Biden over Trump, and which recorded the lowest percentage of Trump votes for any city in America with a population above 100,000. Pay no attention to the rampant crime and murder in Pelosi’s district, or that of any number of other Democrat-run urban centers in America. Ignore all those things and any other "right-wing misinformation” decried by the Leftmedia; focus on the zip ties and make the connection between David DePape and Donald Trump.

Normally, we’d expect that words of a sitting president to help lower the temperature during a time like this. But these aren’t normal times, and Joe Biden isn’t a normal president. “It’s reported that the same chant used by this guy they have in custody was used on January 6th in the attacks on the U.S. Capitol,” said a desperate Biden on Friday, shortly after the mainstream media had broadcast the highly dubious “Where’s Nancy?” story around the world.

But as the second half of Greenwald’s tweet noted, there are plenty of unanswered questions here — and we can be certain that the really inconvenient ones won’t be answered before Election Day. Blogger Steve Krakauer puts forth a few of them:

  • Why wasn’t there signs of forced entry at Pelosi home?
  • Who was 3rd person who opened door for the police?
  • Why was Pelosi holding hammer, and attack only happened after police arrived
  • Where is bodycam / security footage?
  • Why isn’t the press asking these questions?

The fourth question, it seems to us, is the best one: What exactly did the cops see when they were let into the home, and where’s the security footage that shows DePape forcing his way in? Normally, the authorities release such footage quickly to help establish the facts and tamp down the rumor-mongering in a high-profile case. It’s called transparency, and Democrats usually favor it, except when they don’t.

Another question arises out of the back-and-forth between the cops responding to Pelosi’s 911 call, during which Pelosi said he “didn’t know who the male is but he advised that his name is David and he is a friend.” Something doesn’t add up.

Inquiring minds want to know why there was such an appalling lapse of security at the downtown San Francisco home of the Speaker of the House, the person who is second in line to the presidency.

Inquiring minds also want to know how the mainstream media can dare report that a homeless nudist drug-addled anti-Semitic BLM supporting Berkeleyite and lifelong leftist is actually a MAGA Republican.

We’ll wait.

Updated to include additional content about some of the irregularities of published reports.

POSTSCRIPT: When a drug-addicted, mentally ill illegal immigrant living in Gavin Newsom’s California commits crime after crime but is never deported, it calls into question the governor’s sanctuary state policy. But no one really notices until an important leftist is victimized, at which point Newsom lashes out at those who disagree with him politically. “I’ve seen the dehumanization of Nancy Pelosi,” Newsom told CBS News. “I don’t think anyone’s been dehumanized like she has consistently.”

Oh, we can think of at least one person. And Nancy Pelosi herself did much of the demonization. So spare us the sanctimony, Gavin.

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