Was it really so egregious? Was it really such a crime against humanity for a working-class guy from New York to doctor a video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi so that it looked like she was drunk or medicated when answering interview questions? Was this the downfall of democracy in action, or was it, perhaps, just a funny video that was quickly debunked by every media outlet under the sun?
Apparently, the powers-that-be on the left thought it was very serious indeed. They were outraged and aghast at the video, which showed Pelosi slurring her words and talking in such a way that made her seem at least 50% more incoherent than she does ordinarily. And they were even more outraged when Facebook refused to remove the video. That evil Mark Zuckerberg, always sticking up for the MAGA agenda! This really is the bubble that these lunatics live in.
And so the Daily Beast took matters into their own hands. They supposedly tracked down the creator of the video and exposed his details to the world under the guise of “journalism.” Thus, we learned that it was a black forklift driver from the Bronx named Shawn Brooks who was allegedly responsible for this heinous act of aggression against one of our nation’s most treasured Democrats.
It should be noted, by the way, that Brooks denies being the video’s creator.
Worse than the Daily Beast going out of its way to endanger a private citizen’s safety and livelihood was this disturbing fact: That Facebook actually helped the reporter doxx Brooks.
“It’s conceivable that someone else actually edited the clip. But a Facebook official, confirming a Daily Beast investigation, said the video was first posted on Politics WatchDog directly from Brooks’ personal Facebook account,” reported the Beast.
So Facebook played along with this absurd “investigation” so that this trash website could throw Brooks’s name out there to the wolves. That’s great. That’s terrific. That really instills a lot of confidence in Facebook’s commitment to user security and privacy.
In a tweet, the Daily Beast’s Sam Stern acted as though he had no idea what all the controversy was about.
“Can’t believe some people don’t think it’s news to discover the actual identity of the guy behind the doctored Pelosi video,” Stern wrote. “It’s not just that he runs partisan news site+ posted the video to make money. It’s that this story shows disinformation isn’t the purview of Russia alone.”
Yes, who knows how many voters would rush to the Republican Party because they saw this video of Pelosi on their Facebook feed? God, how many do you think? More or less than three? That’s worth outing the dude.
What this comes down to is liberals who still can’t believe that Americans chose Donald Trump of their own free will. There just has to be some other explanation. Now, they’re already setting the stage to make excuses for his 2020 re-election.