One Month Later CNN Finally Admits What Revolver Reported All Along: No Bear Spray Stream in NYT Sicknick Video
April 29, 2021 (6mo ago)

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The Brian Sicknick saga — why and how the fallen U.S. Capitol Police officer died in the aftermath of 1/6 — has gone through many twists and turns. It has been nothing short of a masterclass in how our Regime Media will tell lie after lie to launder fake narratives and avoid informing the public about basic, important truths.

The latest thread to unravel is the entire “bear spray” narrative. This past Tuesday, 27 days after Revolver News first identified using digital forensics that the New York Times had committed fraud about a “bear spray” attack, our Regime Media has finally admitted what our investigative team definitively proved from the start: no bear spray was actually deployed in the fake “bombshell” New York Times videos from March 24:

Washington (CNN) — The Justice Department on Tuesday abandoned the idea that pro-Trump rioters had used bear spray against US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick during the January 6 riot, a major change after implying for weeks that bear spray, not pepper spray, had been deployed.

Prosecutors addressed the seemingly small but significant difference at a detention hearing for the two men charged in connection with the chemical attack. All sides now acknowledge that the defendants, Julian Khater and George Tanios, brought bear repellant to the Capitol and that Khater asked for it just moments before the attack but ended up using pepper spray instead.

The clarification came a week after Washington’s chief medical examiner ruled that Sicknick had suffered strokes and died of natural causes a day after the attack. The finding undercut theories that an allergic reaction to the chemical spray may have led to his death.

Taken together, these developments clarify key facts about the day before Sicknick’s death, which has emerged as one of the most well-known incidents from the insurrection.

The narrative was already muddled by prosecutors repeatedly citing the bear spray, unsanctioned speculation from the former US attorney who led the probe, exaggerated statements from law enforcement and inaccurate early press reports about a fire extinguisher hitting Sicknick.

Khater and Tanios have pleaded not guilty and maintain that they’re not a danger to the public. They’re seeking to be released from jail and will be before a federal judge again next week. [CNN]

Let’s recap how how we got here.

First, the Regime Media unanimously reported that Sicknick was bashed in the head with a fire extinguisher. Revolver News and other outlets immediately detailed the impossibilities of that narrative being remotely true.

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Subsequently, the Regime Media was forced to retract that narrative and try to recalibrate their lies.

Then, they moved on to a new theory: Sicknick died of inhaling bear spray from the canister of two Trump supporters, George Tanios and Julian Khater. Tanios and Khater were later charged with assaulting Sicknick by the Biden Justice Department. On March 24, a so-called “bombshell” set of videos by the New York Times purported to show the exact moment that Khater allegedly sprayed Sicknick to death.

But Revolver News immediately called bullshit, once again, on the New York Times’s reporting and videos.

FLASHBACK: January 6 Narrative Collapse: Assault Charges Spell Problems for DOJ, FBI in Officer Sicknick Case

First, at the time, the DC medical examiner’s report was already over 8 weeks late in establishing a cause of death, strongly suggesting foul play on the part of prosecutors who surely were aware through FBI investigators how unlikely the report was to suggest Sicknick died of bear spray poisoning. But they filed trumped up charges against Khater and Tanios anyway.

On April 19, Revolver News was completely vindicated when the DC Medical Examiners report showed zero evidence of chemical ingestion by Officer Sicknick, and no association between a chemical spray and the cause of death — two strokes by ‘natural causes’.

But on March 31, Revolver News had gone even further. We had shown, in excruciating forensic detail, that the so-called “bear spray” wasn’t even there.

FLASHBACK: So-Called “Assault Video” Creates Big Problems for Prosecutors in Sicknick Capitol Riot Death Case

The New York Times had literally just drawn a white box around an empty strip of air and said there was bear spray inside it. And CNN and the rest of Regime Media had simply, squawkingly, unthinkingly, amplified the New York Times lie.

As demonstrated by Revolver News, here was the so-called “spray stream” of bear spray that the New York Times purported to be fired by Khater:

The New York Times lied and said:

A thin stream of liquid is visible shooting from a canister in Mr. Khater’s hand. It is unclear in the video what Mr. Khater is firing, and prosecutors have alleged that Mr. Tanios brought two smaller canisters of pepper spray to the Capitol in addition to two cans of Frontiersman bear spray. [NYT]

But Revolver News did its own forensic investigation of the photos. Revolver was only the media outlet to identify the excruciatingly obvious: there was no “thin stream of liquid” visible. In fact, there was no stream at all.

As we described nearly a full month ago:

What appears from a distance to be a white-ish mist from the canister actually appears upon closer inspection to be simply a continuation of the white-tipped January treeline in the background…

When we set the still frame to max resolution in Photoshop, it becomes apparent that the supposed “bear spray stream” is utterly invisible. [Revolver]

We continued:

A tonal heat map of the image in Photoshop confirms that there is no “thin stream of liquid” visible at all. The boxed area is entirely indistinguishable from background noise…

There appears to be nothing there. [Revolver]

We further demonstrated what it would have looked like had Julian Khater’s bear spray canister actually been deployed:

The spray’s plume is unmistakable and huge in Frontiersman’s promotional videos…

Heat map gradients in Photoshop reveal the obvious contours of the precise shape of the bear spray canister’s plume when it is actually being deployed. [Revolver]

CNN’s admission this week of the change from “bear spray” to “pepper spray” is of far greater significance than the Regime Media or prosecutors want to admit. The New York Times videos only showed Khater purporting to fire a SABRE Frontiersman canister of bear spray, not pepper spray. While prosecutors allege Khater also carried two small pepper spray cans, those pepper spray cans were not depicted in the March 24 videos. Only the below SABRE Frontiersman “bear spray” canister was:

The DOJ and FBI have now simply moved their goalposts into an even more unaccountable realm. There is no visual or chemical record of the alleged events in question at all.

Let this be a lesson. As Revolver has previously stated,

In today’s day and age, the fact that a credentialed journalist reports something should create a presumptive opinion in your mind that it’s not true. If you see CBS, CNN, NBC, ABC, NYT, WaPo, or any of the others tell you it’s raining outside, it’s safe to assume it’s 70 and sunny until you stick your head out the window yourself, or see it confirmed by some online social media account that doesn’t carry a blue checkmark. [Revolver]

Our Regime Media actually drew a rectangle around a literal empty strip of air and tried to tell you there was poisonous gas inside. All you had to do was load that image into Adobe Photoshop and apply a simply heat map gradient filter to see there was nothing there.

In 1837, author Hans Christian Andersen wrote a classic parable entitled “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” At least the star of that story showed his subjects the courtesy of dressing up his lies. The corrupt ruling class of the Globalist American Empire doesn’t even deign to pretend to hide its ugly nakedness.

Revolver News is not done exposing the lies and false narratives surrounding 1/6 — quite the contrary, we are just getting started. With vindication after vindication, our biggest investigative work is yet to come. Readers should expect something major next week that will reshape the way they think about 1/6 entirely.

Stay tuned, it’s going to get wild.

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Guest
5 months ago

This big lie is the justification for the feds kicking in the doors in the middle of the night and arresting God only knows how many American patriots.

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Guest
5 months ago

The only person murdered that day was a Trump supporter, and CNN couldn't care less, in fact they're secretly glad. Fits their narrative that all white people who aren't liberals are inherently bad and deserve to be gunned down.

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up racist

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Guest
5 months ago

He never learns.

Guest
5 months ago

Stop pretending to be Jilli, NaziChop. All it would take was for her to call OpenWeb on the phone and explain that someone was usurping her identity online and you would be history on these lousy boards.

Guest
5 months ago

And sued, too. 😆

Guest
5 months ago

Growing up, my dad was a strong Republican, but the way the GOP has gone — this isn’t my father’s Republican Party anymore.

Elected Republicans have descended into facism. #DropTheGOP

Jilli
5 months ago

NaziChop voted for Xiden. And lies about his identity on the web. Don't want to join any party that would accept him as a member, the Democrat party.

Jilli
5 months ago

We all know NaziChop has never had sex and that he is hung up on me, a grandma. He's so pathetic it's laughable. And we all know his ultimate destination is not going to be heaven. He's too arrogant and evil.

Guest
5 months ago

And he has admitted his "god" is LordSatan. He'll deserve every lick of torturous flames coming his way.

Guest
5 months ago

That's part of why he's so vicious and spends all his time online. He's sexually frustrated.

Guest
5 months ago

Sounds tempting. Jilli should do it. NaziChop would be history for good. 😉

Guest
5 months ago

It seems he's obsessed with her.

Guest
4 months ago

And jealous of her money.

Guest
4 months ago

He lies all the time. He doesn't even know what reality is anymore. If he ever did.

Guest
5 months ago

Pegged it 100%.

Guest
5 months ago

Libs like NaziChop are always wise in their own deceits and conceits. They always fail because their religion is hate.

Guest
4 months ago

And I feel so sorry for her, the shocked look on her face said everything. I served my country and my countryman murdered me in cold blood instead. 😔

Guest
5 months ago

Message to White People and right wing people in general: The opposition wants you dead.You will not vote your way out of this. No messiah is coming to save you or your family. You've had decades of warning, and now the end is clear. This is not just an American problem, it applies to all the White Western nations. They are going to kill you and the people you love. Civic Nationalism is dead, don't be a fool. Look at what South Africa, Rhodesia, France, America, Britain and the rest have become. Be honest with yourself. Your leaders in government and business sold you out a long time ago, and you are on your own. Be as wise, cunning and vicious as you can be, and need to be.

Guest
5 months ago

This is racist. Democrats are the real racists. You must be a Democrat (or a domestic terrorist) and not a real Republican

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop. We'll tell the REAL Jilli to return and expose your evil lies all over again. Or maybe that's what you really want because you're a masochist. 😆😂😁

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Guest
5 months ago

Message to evil lying NaziChop. No one believes anything you write, under all your fake IDs. You can't even be a decent person on the topic of someone's death. You should be locked away in a mental institution, if you aren't already.

Guest
5 months ago

Same old song for our modern propagandist. Make an accusation. Pretend it is a fact to boost a narrative. Chastise or even arrest all who say but wait that isn't what really happened. Quietly post a retraction on the back pages or some backwater website. Or quietly withdraw charges after the target is broke and broken. Very clever and deceitful. This has happened for eons. It is just obvious for now…who knows what the tech lords have planned for the future. Oh, yeah they have installed an effective internet control/propaganda system in China. Look to China to see what is coming and it is coming fast. The Demo/doj/tech/media control system worked well in 2020. It will be better in 2022. Anti truth and information corruption will be supercharged in 2024.

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up racist

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Guest
5 months ago

As a Republican, I’m disgusted by Revolver News. WE IN THE GOP ARE AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY AND TERRORISM. We support the FBI and are Democracy, and hope they arrest EVERY single Jan. 6?insurgent and shut down every “American First” traitor. 🇺🇸🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🇮🇱

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop. We all know the REAL Jilli would never talk that way.

Don Brown
5 months ago

The FBI isn't conducting a legitimate investigation of January 6. It is controlled by Democrats and Wray is their puppet. The FBI had Hunter Biden's hard drive since 2019 and has produced no assessment, yet they raided Rudy's residence on trumped up charges. The FBI has been weaponized against Trump supporters. Revolver is standing up for Republican patriots.

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Don Brown
5 months ago

The left is desperate to silence conservative patriots. We will prevail in spite of censorship and intimidation. Democrat crimes will be exposed.

Jilli
5 months ago

Start with NaziChop who voted for Xiden. 🙂

Guest
5 months ago

I'm sort of glad they didn't take Rudy's copy of hunter's hard drive. Hopefully it's in a safe place.

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop. You couldn't care less if Rudy died because he has so many Jewish friends.

Guest
5 months ago

What do you expect from a mafia child molester like Rudy? The pedophile jew Epstein and Rudy were well acquainted.

Guest
5 months ago

Deborah is NaziChop.

Guest
4 months ago

Figures. We all knew his sexuality was in doubt from the beginning.

Guest
5 months ago

Hahaha. Look how fast NaziChop changed his tune on Guiliani as soon as it was mentioned he has lots of Jewish friends. So transparent. 😆😁🤣

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Guest
5 months ago

Was Sicknick the unfortunate one chosen as the sacrificial officer, necessary for the narrative to work? The lack of information leads to speculation. Authorities scoff at conspiracy theories, and then fuel them with words and actions, or lack thereof.

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Guest
5 months ago

This site seems to draw free thinking, erudite folks (sarcasm) My point is the Capitol Police, in this case, fuel wild speculation because of the lack of transparency and out right lies. The Capitol Police are the private security of Congress and exempt from pesky laws. Kind of like Blackwater back in the day.

Guest
5 months ago

Shut up NaziChop.

Guest
5 months ago

This site attracts no one but NaziChop and all his fake screen names, plus Jilli And Friends who expose his multitude of lies.

Guest
5 months ago

This board attracts no one besides NaziChop and his fake IDs, and the real Jilli's friends who expose his constant lies. It's essentially dead. And it deserves to be.

Jilli
5 months ago

Amen. Right now it says 2 People Typing, and that's generally the way it's been for months. 🙂 No one even sees this board 99% of the time because it takes so long to load under mountains of gross ads that hurt people's eyes to look at, so they clear out before this crummy board has a chance to load. 🙂

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