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.
Not only that, using a simple tool we’ve discovered called “Google” reveals that Fox News has been duped by this site in the past as has Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.