There exists a famous quote often attributed to 1918 US Senator Hiram Warren Johnson, who once said, ‘The first casualty when war comes is truth.’ The same could be said for Waco, or Ruby Ridge – or with the federal government’s version of recent events in Burns, Oregon.
What really happened on Highway 395? We’re not sure yet, but in the meantime, it seems as if the mainstream media have already decided who is guilty and and who is not.
Regarding the Tuesday evening’s events at the Oregon Standoff, where federal agents shot and killed rancher Robert ‘Lavoy’ Finicum, a campaign of disinformation appears to be rapidly underway. The following is a prime exhibit of how the mainstream media can spin a story to favor the government version of events.
The Washington Post’s brash headline reads, ‘Report: LaVoy Finicum, armed with a handgun, reached for his waistband just before he was shot.’
In the absence of any actual evidence, or even analysis to support this deceptive headline, instead Washington Post writer Mike Miller attempts to weave together a classic example of yellow journalism.
Any speculation or public skepticism could be easily put to rest by the FBI releasing all video footage of the event in question.
This post was published at 21st Century Wire on JANUARY 28, 2016.