Soon after the Waukesha incident, the Washington Post even wrote a story suggesting that an SUV caused the deadly crime to happen.
Why would someone at WaPo write this “Caused by a SUV” People Died…. pic.twitter.com/WHAd6IQjU7
— Neo Jane (@NeoJane8) November 25, 2021
The Washington Post published that headline despite the police report that suggested the killer zig-zagged in order to hit as many people as possible.
CNN, not to be left behind, joined in the narrative-weaving fun:
Waukesha will hold a moment of silence today, marking one week since a car drove through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others.https://t.co/QMNccpBI0y
— CNN (@CNN) November 28, 2021
“Waukesha will hold a moment of silence today, marking one week since a car drove through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others,” they wrote.
Twitter itself has taken the narrative and run with it, suggesting that the car is the killer, and not the driver.
W.T.F. Does @Twitter not learn when it comes to what we’ve been saying? Why Waukesha is trending in the first place? The car didn’t drive itself! @elonmusk, I hope you have something to say on this and that trends will do better if/when you’re in charge! pic.twitter.com/JYe9fQ70VW
— Rebecca Downs (@RebeccaRoseGold) May 16, 2022
The Twitter notification of the Waukesha event describes it as: “A 2021 attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in which a car drove through a Christmas parade is discussed in light of fatal shootings over the weekend.”