More Media Shenanigans **UPDATED**
The Seattle Times printed an article yesterday about the supposed violence in the wake of passage of the health care bill. They report that a “A rock was thrown through the window of [Ohio Rep. Steve] Driehaus’ Cincinnati office Sunday[…]”
That certainly sounds like some angry person resorted to violence… too bad it’s completely made up. How do we know? Driehaus’ office is on the 30th floor of Cincinnati’s tallest building, the Carew Tower. Oh I suppose it’s possible someone picked the lock of his office, threw a rock through a window from the inside, then departed re-locking the door and leaving no trace. Or maybe it was a rocket-propelled rock. It sure would have been nice if the Seattle Times had a photo of the window and rock, but I guess they didn’t think that was necessary. Of course they did provide photos of other, unrelated, broken windows…
UPDATE – HOAX CONFIRMED
The Examiner contacted Congressman Driehaus’ Cincinnati office and was able to verify that a rock was not thrown through their window.
No rocks through Driehaus’ Cincinnati office window
Cincinnati, OH – Though the Seattle Times had reported on March 24th that a rock was thrown through Congressman Driehaus’ Cincinnati office window (the office is on the 30th floor of the Carew Tower skyscraper), Driehaus’ office staff are confirming that no such incident occurred.
[…] When asked about the Seattle article and the rock being thrown through Driehaus’ Cincinnati office window, [staffer Caleb Faux] replied, “I think that report is an error. You’d have to have an awfully good pitching arm to throw something that high.”
Read the rest HERE.