The Washington Post is putting forth twisted logic that rings extremely hollow, claiming that releasing the footage of Paul Pelosi’s vicious attack by a hammer-wielding nut job would only stoke more conspiracy theories.
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Conservatives and a growing number of voices on the left want to know exactly what happened during the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband. The story keeps shifting which makes everyone really suspicious about what occurred that night.
Washington Post writer Philip Bump is claiming that releasing the security video of the attack “is mostly a way to extend the conspiracy theory.”
It is not evident exactly what he meant by “conspiracy theory,” but one way to set things straight is to transparently release all the security footage and the reports pertaining to the attack. Facts have a way of dispelling anything that resembles even the wildest conjecture.
“What makes conspiracy theories so powerful, though, is information. They aren’t simply invented out of thin air. They’re cobbled together piecemeal from people looking for patterns that don’t exist. When movies show deranged people drawing colored string between points on a corkboard, they aren’t threading together empty spots. They’re connecting random things that have no actual connection, picking out faces in clouds,” Bump disparagingly wrote.
“On Tuesday evening, The Washington Post reported that the Capitol Police had a live feed of the Pelosi couple’s San Francisco house during the attack but that no one was monitoring the feed. In short order, a new demand emerged: Release that video! Release the video of the responding police officers! What are you hiding?! Because this is how the conspiracy theory continues to ooze forward. There’s always some information out there being suspiciously hidden that will prove the conspiracy theory correct. If that information is suppressed, it reinforces the conspiracy theory. If it is released, it becomes evidence that contributes to the conspiracy theory — colored yarn is pinned to it — or attention just turns to some other just-out-of-sight information,” he disjointedy added using exceedingly flawed logic.
Bump ranted about former President Trump, Jan. 6, and Republicans in general. He evidently believes a lack of transparency is for our own good as too much information is harmful.
Does this theory apply to releasing all video, such as body cam footage in cases alleging police brutality, or just in cases where the video would contradict the official narrative?
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) November 2, 2022
“More transparency and more information are good when considered responsibly. The challenge is that one can no more control how that information is applied than the people who, say, write magazine articles scrutinized for patterns of numbers by the corkboard set can control getting looped into a delusion,” Bump continued.
“The requests for video footage of the Pelosi attack, like the request for footage from the Capitol riot, is not primarily about the footage. It is primarily about using the request for the footage as a way to imply that something is being hidden,” he concluded, justifying the withholding of video evidence both during the Jan. 6 riot and Paul Pelosi’s attack.
Bump’s argument makes the left look even more guilty. What seems apparent using this line of reasoning is they indeed have something to hide and no one is buying his convoluted assertions:
So the evidence is that damning, huh?
— Tony Kinnett (@TheTonus) November 2, 2022
It’s a video it would prove or disprove the theories
— ⚖️ (@kevindandy1) November 3, 2022
Hiding the video is a way to hide the truth from the American People and sell them political lies.
— SpringAyn (@SpringAyn) November 2, 2022
If the video supported the official narrative it would have been “leaked” within hours.
— Batwing🦇🦇🎃🎃 (@Hexakitty666) November 2, 2022
When journalists actively campaign *against* transparency, you know they are worried about risk that the narrative they set within 12 hours of the incident will blow up.
— Shaner (@shaner5000) November 2, 2022
“Democracy Dies in Darkness”
— Cliff (@msmanntx) November 2, 2022
I enjoy journalists who prefer not knowing what actually happened. For too long journalists have insisted on details, and primary sources, when really we should just uncritically take at face value whatever politicians say happened. Gulf of Tonkin, WMDs, NSA mass surveillance…
— LastKingofScotland (@KingofLast) November 2, 2022
‘Journalist’ arguing for less transparency
— ille sine nomine (@Humilia_Homini) November 2, 2022
Seems just like yesterday they demanded all cops have body cameras and now looking at the video from them is detrimental.
— ScottG. 🇺🇸 (@2scottsherG) November 2, 2022
“Show me the evidence” isn’t a conspiracy theory.
— John Hyde (@JohnFlippinHyde) November 2, 2022
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