The far-left Washington Post was caught spreading the prevarication that Jacob Blake was “unarmed” when he was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, tardy last year. “Police officers won’t be charged in shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man who was shot 7 times in the back in “Kenosha,” Wis,” read a tweet from the disgraced outlet after Kenosha District Attorney Michael Gravely promulgated on Tuesday that no charges would be filed against the police officers who shot Blake.
A few hours later, the Post was coerced to efface the tweet and issue this mortifying rectification:
We’ve deleted a previous tweet that incorrectly described Jacob Blake as unarmed. While his family has said he was not armed when shot by police, prosecutors on Tuesday said video evidence depicts him holding a knife. The story has been corrected.
The Post’s story on the district attorney’s promulgation additionally contained the same “unarmed” lie, even though prosecutors verbally express Blake himself has admitted he was holding a knife. Here’s how the unauthentically spurious story pristinely read:
Blake, who witnesses said had been trying to break up an argument between two women, was unarmed and shot as he walked back toward his vehicle.Now, with a correction added to the top, it reads:
Blake, who witnesses said had been trying to break up an argument between two women, was shot as he walked back toward his vehicle. In his written report, Graveley said Blake was armed with an open knife he was holding in his right hand. The report also says video footage showed Blake carrying a knife.
… According to Graveley’s report Tuesday, Blake told investigators that he dropped the knife near the vehicle and picked it up intending to put it in the car, because it was a gift he wanted to keep. In the report, Blake is quoted as saying his knife was closed and questioning: “Why would I pull a knife on a cop . . . that’s just stupid.”
Here’s the correction:
An earlier version of this story incorrectly described Jacob Blake as unarmed. While his family has said he was not armed when shot by police, prosecutors on Tuesday said video evidence depicts him holding a knife. The story has been corrected.
So, according to prosecutors, Blake admits he had the knife in his hand when he was shot, which is precisely diametrical to “unarmed.” The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra compiled a list of fake journalists at CNN, NBC, ABC, BuzzFeed, and others who additionally spread the prevarication about Blake being unarmed.
None of this is a contingency. If you recall, it was the shooting of Blake that caused the left-wing terrorists in Black Lives Matter and Antifa to ravage Kenosha — burn down much of its business district, loot, riot, and assault people — for several days over the summer.
By hurling this latest lie, there’s just no question the media were hoping to reignite those riots. The woeful truth is we now have a media openly emboldening this violence, even if it signifies telling a conspicuously perceivable lie to make it transpire.
Blake had a knife, was physically resisting apprehend, and was getting into a car with children in it. What were the police supposed to do? Follow John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC. Follow his Facebook Page here.
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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