Wisconsin Sen. Dan Kapanke says protesters at the Capitol damaged the windshield of his car
So let’s clear up this item.
Kapanke reported the windshield damage to Capitol police a week after noticing the damage — the next time he was in Madison. On the day he filed the report, police blamed gravel — not protesters — for the damage.
Capitol Police told Kapanke their conclusion on the damaged windshield on March 16, 2011. Yet on that same day, and in the ensuring days, he and his staff publicly listed the damaged windshield — blaming it on protesters — as a rationale for scaling back public events in his district. Kapanke allowed the myth of the smashed windshield to run wild and uncorrected for almost three weeks after he knew it was not true.
What we do know is that we smell something like smoke — like a smokescreen.
Pants on Fire.
If I had any ambition I’d keep track of all these deliberate and intensely misleading lies so I can put to bed this whole “both sides do it” bullshit.