PBS White House reporter Yamiche Alcindor was recently added to NBC News’ “all-star reporting team,” but her brand of “journalism” remains the same.
Yesterday Kim Potter, the former police officer who intended to taser Daunte Wright during a traffic stop as he resisted but accidentally drew her gun and killed him, was found guilty on two manslaughter charges. Potter will be sentenced early next year. Meanwhile, Alcindor rehashed a previous narrative to comment after Potter’s verdicts were read:
Let’s never forget sadly that Daunte Wright was initially pulled over for an air freshener hanging on his rear view mirror, a simple traffic code violation.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) December 23, 2021
NBC News’ latest hire is off to a great start…
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) December 24, 2021
Fwiw, the air freshener story is basically left wing agitprop that gained popularity after well known fabulist Shaun King shared the story.
— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) December 23, 2021
Too many reporters these days think their job is to forward narratives and not report facts. When it comes to that, Alcindor is second to none.
This is false. He was not pulled over for an air freshener. That was debunked the day it was claimed and Yamiche is still repeating the lie. https://t.co/BEbQriPj7q
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) December 24, 2021
NBC News, who Alcindor now works for, reported earlier this year that the reason Wright was pulled over was expired tabs, and the hanging air freshener was later noticed before a confrontation ensued:
“He was pulled over for having an expired registration on the vehicle,” Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Monday. “When the officer went over, an item hanging from the rearview mirror was spotted.”
It was after that, Gannon said, that the officers discovered that a “gross misdemeanor warrant” for Wright’s arrest had been issued.
So yes, the air freshener was an issue but wasn’t the reason Wright was pulled over, which is something that would matter to an actual “journalist.” But there aren’t many of those around anymore.
Sadly, let's never forget that Twitter rewards this sort of bad information with retweets and likes. Wright was pulled over for expired tags. I have no beef with Potter's manslaughter conviction. She made a criminal error. However, Wright put himself in harm's way by resisting. https://t.co/aukSw83HVx
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) December 24, 2021
He had expired tags and a warrant out on him for a weapons charge but okay, let’s go with the air freshener story Yam. https://t.co/Zosci4chPH
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) December 24, 2021
This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to Daunte Wright.
— Harrison Fields (@HarrisonWFields) December 24, 2021
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) December 24, 2021
You might also remember Alcindor shoring up her journalist cred by asking President Biden how Democrats should address Republicans “lying about critical race theory,” wishing Biden would do more to amplify Rep. Maxine Waters’ “slavery” spin on horseback border patrol agents, and lobbying hard for this administration to extend the eviction moratorium.
How are you a journalist
— MicDre (@dremicdre) December 24, 2021
Ask PBS and NBC News — maybe they could provide an explanation.
All she does is lie and lie and lie and lie and she is the darling of the Washington media. https://t.co/xNJtko327K
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) December 24, 2021
Somehow the more lies you help push the higher your rank on the DC journalism chart. Go figure.