Politicians are allowed to say all sorts of damnable things without accompanying mathematical proof. For example, when Joe Biden in his recent Pittsburg speech accused President Trump of “stoking riots,” nobody responded with the headline “Biden, without evidence, accuses Trump of stoking riots,” Cockburn points out in Spectator.US.
President Trump, Without Evidence
NPR, fresh off of interviewing In Defense of Looting author Vicky Osterweil, had something stern to say about Trump mildly defending the 17-year old shooter in Kenosha. NPR, tweeted: ‘President Trump declined to condemn the actions of the suspected 17-year-old shooter of three protesters against police brutality in Kenosha — claiming, without evidence, that it appeared the gunman was acting in self-defense.’
Sen. Rand Paul, Without Evidence
NPR’s fabrication is sadly unexceptional by now, continues Cockburn.
Last week, the Associated Press published this astonishing sentence: ‘Sen. Rand Paul, who was surrounded by screaming protesters when he and his wife left President Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech at the White House, claimed without evidence on Friday that he had been “attacked by an angry mob” of the type that would be unleashed in Joe Biden’s America.’
Wait a minute! This entire incident was also on tape. You can see a police officer get attacked in it. Perhaps Paul was exaggerating in his description of events, but it wasn’t “without evidence.” What, is the AP demanding that he produce notarized testimony? Does he need a peer-reviewed study? Is science sufficiently prestigious?
The President is the exception, treated as though he is a prosecutor in a capital case every time he opens his mouth. ‘Without evidence’ has become a totem, used not to convey any useful information, but as filler to signal that the President is Bad and that he Tells Lies. If holding leaders accountable for baseless claims is an objective, then CNN and NPR ought to be holding Rep. Ayanna Pressley to account for her tweet on the Rittenhouse story, which read: ‘A 17 year old white supremacist domestic terrorist drove across state lines, armed with an AR-15. He shot and killed two people who had assembled to affirm the value, dignity, and worth of Black lives. Fix your damn headlines.’
Kyle Rittenhouse, Without Evidence
The entire Rittenhouse/Kenosha episode was also caught on tape.
Without evidence? Kyle Rittenhouse’s night in Kenosha is one of the single best-documented shootings of all time. Even in the most literal sense, NPR’s tweet isn’t true; President Trump directly cited the videos, telling reporters that ‘you saw the same tape as I saw.’ What other evidence could he have possibly produced? Was he supposed to replay the tape right there?
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