"What bullshit are we supposed to buy into now?"
One of the bits in this stew of crap:
...Andrew Lucht, a Portland resident who wrote a viral Facebook post
releasing names and photos of accused attackers, told me he was not a
witness to any attacks and did not know any of the victims. His post had
accused the Proud Boys of being involved in murders.
“I’m surprised the post took off the way it did,” Lucht told me. “I
heard all of this initially from a friend who was very upset.” That
friend is neither a witness or victim, he said. “I believe I heard
[about a] murder in one of their messages, but in hindsight, I could be
wrong.” Lucht took down his viral post after one of the accused men
threatened legal action for libel.
This kind of shit is going to get someone crippled or killed. And the asshats who cause it are going to feel justified because 'feelings and Resistance!'
Throw in politicians and media who don't give a damn about facts and truth:
The Portland Mercury published multiple stories and printed a claim
from a woman who alleged via email that she was the victim of a brutal
gay bashing in downtown Portland. (The article does not cite any records
and I could find no corroborating evidence that this happened as
When I asked reporter Blair Stenvick what steps she took to
independently verify that allegation, she said: “I’m not interested in
discussing this with you.” Portland Mercury’s news editor, Alex
Zielinski, also declined to comment on my inquiry. The paper’s reports
were widely shared and used to legitimize the panic.
Professional Journalism, indeed.
And this kind of crap, children, is why, for so many people,
Wasn't reported to the police, or
The police find zero evidence,
No witnesses(Actual witnesses, not a friend of the 'victim'),
Threats and abuse directed toward anyone who asks questions
Equals "Probably fake, and I'm not believing this shit without evidence. REAL evidence."