After Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was viciously attacked at his own home by socialist revolutionary Rene Boucher, the mainstream media coverage was not as it would have been if a right winger had accosted a liberal politician. Bizarre rationalizations on the assailant’s behalf were floated, and he was only charged with a misdemeanor and allowed to walk free as Paul struggled to breathe.
Boucher was a confirmed Bernie Sanders fanatic whose Facebook page contained an endless stream of posts promoting leftist narratives. He is becoming something akin to a folk hero of the deranged left, and an MSNBC reporter recently dropped the veil and admitted her jubilance over the cowardly ambush assault.
“This might be one of my favorite stories,” anchor Kasie Hunt said on a live MSNBC broadcast before floating Boucher’s version of events, painting the attack as a scuffle resulting from a landscaping dispute.
This follows a great deal of media coverage in favor of the attacker. News outlets have done their best to do public relations for Boucher while partisan liberal publishers have cheered on the terrorist act, making it clear that political violence is now openly their modus operandi in the age of Trump. In a rare candid moment, the MSNBC anchor accidentally showed the organization’s complicity in pushing this agenda.
Kelley Paul, Rand’s wife, even had to issue an op/ed publicly to dispel myths regarding the attack that have spawned from biased media coverage.
“This was not a “scuffle,” a “fight” or an “altercation,” as many in the media falsely describe it. It was a deliberate, blindside attack,” she said. “The impact left Rand with six broken ribs, three displaced, pleural effusion and now pneumonia. This has been a terrible experience; made worse by the media’s gleeful attempts to blame Rand for it, ridiculing him for everything from mowing his own lawn to composting.”
Paul will be spending his Thanksgiving holiday suffering from extreme pain due to the terrorist attack inflicted upon him. Additional federal charges are expected to be filed against Boucher in the days to come.