This is quite the thread if you click through:
Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who engaged rioters, suffered two strokes and died of natural causes, officials sayhttps://t.co/V9808REzqF
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 19, 2021
Glenn Greenwald’s article about the situation:
Truth matters. Noble lies are never justified no matter the cause, especially in journalism. But these employees of corporate media outlets have been taught the exact opposite model: that their primary obligation is to please and flatter the partisan agenda and political sensibilities of their audience even if it means lying or recklessly spreading unproven theories to do it. That is their profit model. And they have trained their audiences to want and expect this and that is why they never feel compelled to engage in any self-critique or accountability when they get caught doing this: their audiences want to be lied to — they are grateful for it — and would prefer that they not admit they did it so that their partisan interests will not be undermined.