The Pelosi attack; media narratives, much wider implications
Plus, North Dakota: non-citizens can vote if they say they're citizens
(This article is Part-1 in a series. For Part-2, click here.)
I’m writing this hours after the SF police arrested David DePape for attacking Nancy Pelosi’s husband with a hammer at the Pelosi home in San Francisco. DePape was looking for Nancy.
Early reporting on these cases is always revealing. You see which news narratives and threads are being put out for public consumption.
Some narratives will fade; others will gain force.
Depape was, years ago, a San Francisco pro-nudist. He marched in a parade protesting “anti-nudism.” (Is he an old hippie?)
He’s posted anti-Semitic comments. And “rants” about elites running the media. And comments critical of official COVID policy. These threads could be worked into: OBVIOUSLY HE’S ON THE POLITICAL RIGHT ATTACKING A DEMOCRAT.
And by implication: If you criticize elites or COVID policy, you must be a) deranged and b) an inciter of violence.