So your Tea Party Facebook friends are doing a lap and high fiving each other right now over this “news item”:
The National Report: Sheldon Wayne Thomas is a New York firefighter stationed in Brooklyn’s 68th precinct. He accompanied officers Tuesday because of his experience as a climber, helping them traverse the cables to reach the flagpoles 277 feet above the ground.
“What NYPD Commissioner William Bratton failed to mention during the recent press conference–and what I believe the American people deserve to know–is that evidence found at the scene point to Islamic involvement.”
It’s not true, it’s satire as the National Report is a humor site. Of course simple logic would alert you to the fact that:
A) The 68th Precinct does not cover the area of the Brooklyn Bridge, it’s the 84th Precinct.
B) Firefighters are part of Engine or Ladder Companies in NYC, not precincts.