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The Media Framed Rand Paul!

Written by Joe Scudder

The way Fake News framed Rand Paul as a participant in an “altercation” rather than the victim of brutal assault is as perverse as any other lie they have published!

The way the media has framed Rand Paul shows what kind of brutal and committed people pose as journalists. Can you imagine the response if Chuck Schumer was hospitalized by a MAGA-hat-wearing neighbor? If he attacked him while Schumer was mowing his lawn would reports say that Schumer was involved in “an altercation”?

More important: Would the media not bother to interview their neighbors?

Maybe these neighbors that the Washington Examiner spoke to aren’t telling the truth. But I’ve not seen any interest in investigating the incident on the part of the mainstream media.

The Washington Examiner reports, “Rand Paul’s neighbors rip media ‘landscaping dispute’ reports.

Another neighbor, Dan Renshaw, owner of a large car sales group, told us, “This episode is so wrong on so many levels, to be absolutely blindsided and attacked while mowing one’s lawn. I can’t imagine being in my yard pulling weeds or mowing and being totally attacked by anyone, much less my neighbor? It’s hard to believe he was out of jail the next morning on a $7,500 bail.”


Renshaw also dismissed the speculation that the fight was over landscaping. “Their lawn is always mowed. It’s such a lame excuse. That could have killed Rand if a rib had punctured a lung or worse yet the heart. Just no excuse for this type of behavior from adults. Especially educated adults.”

Paul on Wednesday tweeted that his condition included six broken ribs and excess fluid around his lungs.

Neighbor Alicia Stivers express shock at the violence of the attack. “I have never heard Sen. Paul speak an unkind word about anyone, let alone become physically violent. Which makes it all the more shocking that a next-door neighbor of many years who has not so much as exchanged an email or spoken word with Rand in several years, would race downhill and pummel Rand from behind,” said Stivers.

… “I am wondering how the media can describe what took place as an altercation. Is it an altercation when no words are exchanged and one person is attacked from behind with no warning? I must check my dictionary,” she added.

Read the entire Washington Examiner story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the “nom de plume” (or “nom de guerre”) of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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