Nancy Pelosi’s Son Arrested for 2nd Degree Murder-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s son was arrested for 2nd degree murder stemming from an altercation with an umpire at a youth baseball game.
A self-described fake news website is behind false reports that Nancy Pelosi’s son was arrested for second degree murder in May 2017.
A report appearing at Last Line of Defense under the headline, “Nancy Pelosi’s Son Arrested For Murder,” on May 27, 2017, begins:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s son, Johnathon, was booked into the Orange County jail on charges that he murdered his daughter’s boyfriend’s stepfather during a dispute over a rule in a little league baseball game. Johnathon, 42, believed that a tie went to the runner when Stefan Alberts, 31, told him that there is no tie, the umpire uses his judgment.
That’s when a full fisticuffs broke out and Alberts ended up on the ground beaten so badly with a 29″ Louisville Slugger Aluminum that paramedics had no chance to save his life. Johnathon said he was within his rights to defend himself after Alberts took a swing but witnesses on site told reporters that Johnathon walked calmly to the dugout, grabbed a bat, walked up behind Alberts and bashed him over the head like he was Glen.
The report was posted in various discussion forums and circulated on social media in the days after its publication. Then, a post to a reader discussion forum hosted by The Blaze, Glenn Beck’s conservative online news platform, was mistook by readers for a news item, fueling further confusion.
In reality, the source of reports about Nancy Pelosi’s son being charged with second degree murder disproves that the claim is a fake news item that has been taken out of context. Last Line of Defense’s disclaimer states that the site publishes “facts that don’t necessarily exist” and that its content should be considered satire:
America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that uses the imagination of liberals to expose the extreme bigotry and hate and subsequent blind gullibility that festers in right-wing nutjobs. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality.
In other words, if you believe this crap you’re a real dumbass.
Given all that, we’re calling reports that Nancy Pelosi’s son was arrested for second degree murder “fiction.”