What happened to the Paul Pelosi hammer story? We went from hearing about it non-stop, and blaming some hippy “MAGA” guy for the attack, to hearing nothing more about it. It was right after that NBC story was released that stated Pelosi himself, calmly answered the door when cops arrived, that the entire story went black. And since then, it’s become a real chore to get any information on this trial, or anything related to the attack. To the point now, where news organizations are now coming together to file lawsuits to get information.
Red State reported that the Paul Pelosi attack story disappeared from the news for a reason; the courts are blocking the details from getting out.
By December, the story had all but vanished, and this was despite the fact that there was a preliminary hearing on the 14th of last month, as the San Francisco DA brought up charges against David Depape, the man accused of attacking Pelosi. During that hearing, a raft of evidence was brought forward, including police body cam footage, tapes of the 911 call, interview details taken from the scene that night, and video from the security system monitored by the Capitol Police in D.C.
None of these particulars have been made available to the public, or the press. As a result, a number of news organizations have come together to file a court motion to have those items revealed. Philip Bump might be interested to learn his own paper is working to defy his insistence that this evidence remain hidden.
A coalition of news organizations, including The Associated Press, filed a court motion in San Francisco seeking access to evidence against the man charged in last year’s attack on former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband. The coalition also includes The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Press Democrat, CNN, Fox News, CBS, ABC, NBC and KQED, an NPR-member radio station.
That a dozen outlets are banding together to get this access is a sign of how unique it has been to have these particulars held back from the public. It is a clear sign of controlled messaging taking place from a higher position. Just take as one item that police officers being outfitted with body cameras was pushed in order to have greater transparency with the public. This is footage intended to be revealed, and yet we are seeing it completely blocked from being released.
I’d highly suggest you read the full story over at Red State. You can do that here.