Oh Brother… Media Reported Leftist Hero Scott Olsen Was “Unresponsive” After He Was Injured… Except When He Was Texting Friends
Candlelight vigil for 24-year-old Scott Olsen (Getty KTLA)
The liberal media went into overdrive after a former Marine was injured at the Occupy Oakland riots last week. Veteran Scott Olsen was hit in the head during the rioting late at night and was bleeding. It was a great visual for the left — a “war hero” was injured “by the cops.” Olsen was dragged from the scene and taken to the hospital. The media said he was unresponsive.
ABC Local reported:
Scott Olsen’s condition has been upgraded to fair and a hospital spokesperson says the former Marine, who was injured during the “Occupy Oakland” protest Tuesday night, is breathing on his own. Hundreds of people gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland in honor of Olsen Thursday evening.
Clare Chadwick is not a friend of Olsen’s, but Thursday she delivered his military hat to the hospital. She saw it blown off on Tuesday night when police began lobbying tear gas, rubber bullets and smoke bombs to break up the ‘Occupy Oakland’ protest. Olsen, 24, suffered a skull fracture.
Chadwick can be seen in photos cradling Olsen’s head. She says police threw a flash grenade even as she was screaming for medical attention.
Oakland police say their officers were not responsible for throwing the projectiles, though they are unsure about officers from other departments who were there that night.
Olsen’s uncle points out the former Marine survived two tours of duty in Iraq, only to be severely injured by law enforcement in Oakland.
“He’s somebody who went over there and fought for our freedom and comes back and is viciously attacked for exercising his First Amendment rights,” said George Nygaard.
Tuesday night, Olsen was unresponsive and had to be intubated when he arrived at the hospital, but now he’s breathing on his own and is communicating in writing. In fact, doctors are hopeful he’ll make a full recovery, despite a fractured skull and major swelling on the left side of his brain.
But like most of the phony reports coming from the liberal media, there’s some important information the media left out of their report.
The “unresponsive” Marine was texting friends after the incident.
And, as reported last week, Olsen was not your average Marine. He is the man behind “I hate the Marine Corps” website.