New York Times Retracts Statement that Capitol Rioters Killed Officer Sicknick with Fire Extinguisher

By now the story is well known, but it’s also apparently false.

Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died after sustaining a head injury during the capitol riots. The New York Times reported that someone close to the Capitol Police said rioters hit Sicknick in the head with a fire extinguisher, which caused a brain injury that led to his death later that day.  But now we know that’s not the case.

While the events that led to his death aren’t clear, medical examiners reported that Sicknick did not die from blunt force trauma, which means he did not perish from a blow to the head. 

If you’re wondering if the New York Times will completely walk back the story, you can rest easy that the paper still holds the rioters responsible, which they might well be. In a follow-up article on the violence, the Times reported:

“The Capitol Police said in a statement that Officer Sicknick died from injuries sustained ‘while physically engaging with protesters.'”

As to what those injuries were, well, we still don’t know.

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  1. owl

    I care less what NYT thinks or cares

  2. Michael Rush

    How about the truth being told instead of most of the media stirring up a “S$it Storm”. We need a no kidding bipartisan panel to provide a very authentic and timely “Fact Checker” role. Mike

    • William Godsey

      Agree, when I lived in Belgium. CNN was known as the Communist News Network

  3. Robert Richey

    Why would any halfway intelligent person believe anything the NYT or for that matter anything the MSN reports? I know all about the freedoms but something has got to be done regarding the truthfulness in the news. Most of the MSN has been taken over by communists or whatever you want to call them, they report made-up stories or lies, and if they later retract them their retractions are hidden and the damage has already been done.

  4. John Wortman

    I wonder what Officer Sicknick has to say about this. John

  5. Billy Wilson

    They are afraid of law suits. People need to continue if they have already sued

  6. Richard Fabinski

    Continue to drain the swamp. The democrats are going to ruin this country. They already have a good start. We have to elect people that will work for their country.

  7. David S Aanerud

    Jump to judgement. Inconvenient truth becomes known, more lies to defend the lie.
    The truth is the truth because the truth defends itself. Stays the same yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever.
    Once the lie makes the truth look like a lie, when the truth comes out, how do change the lie back to the truth?

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