The Canadians many of us have met are remarkably courteous and gracious. Too bad that Fox News and Republicans are so ugly to them in response. As the U.S. mixes it up with Canada, interfering in their trucker stay-in, even the country’s police remain polite if pointed in their responses.
It all started when Fox News’ Sara Carter said that our neighbor nation’s police on horseback trampled a woman leading to her death, according to The Daily Beast. But the Canadian police called her out on the lie.
Over a million Twitter watchers read to Carter’s claim, blaming Canada’s government of mishandling the problem. She tweeted:
‘Reports are the woman trampled by a Canadian horse patrol just died at the hospital … #Trudeau #FreedomConvoyCanada.’
Then, Fox Nation’s talking heads Diamond and Silk and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) jumped on the really-fake news story.
Before the Super Bowl, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he wanted to import the trucker protests to the United States to “clog up” major US cities, CNN reported:
‘[I]t’d be great [if American truckers came here to] clog things up.’
Then, all of a sudden, Carter did an about-face:
‘The Reports I was given earlier yesterday from sources on the ground that someone may have died at a hospital during the trampling was wrong.👇someone was taken to a hospital with a heart condition -not due to trampling.I want to clarify this again and apologize for any confusion.’
She took down the offending tweet, but it was too late. The damage was already done. Even so, Fox’s Sean Hannity picked up on the gossip train and claimed:
‘[S]omeone was taken to a hospital with a heart condition – not due to trampling. I want to clarify this again and apologize for any confusion.’
The Canadian police had been trying to dislodge the trucker protest in Ottawa without much luck. But the police tweeted a beautiful response:
Reuters reported that the “horse-trampled” claim has since received substantial push back by the Ottawa Police, who tweeted:
‘We hear your concern for people on the ground after the horses dispersed a crowd. Anyone who fell got up and walked away. We’re unaware of any injuries. A bicycle was thrown at the horse further down the line and caused the horse to trip. The horse was uninjured.’
After Carter retracted her fake news tweet, Senator Cruz decided to retract his tweet. Of course, he did not take. any blame for the error, rather blaming it on “the journalist who first reported it.” He wrote:
‘I deleted my retweet about a Canadian protestor being trampled to death because the journalist who first reported it now says it was in error.’
Carter has been only one of the multiple Fake-News Fox Network hosts who has lied big, then had to retract their claim. Often, they do not even bother.
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