It’s shocking that the media would doxx a citizen that they believe ‘doctored’ the infamous video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring. A Bronx man named Shawn Brooks denies creating the video but after some research, The Daily Beast declared him guilty and shared his information with the web.
They also attacked the man’s character and even noted that he was an African American Trump supporter as if that were relevant.
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) June 1, 2019
Daily Wire noted that the shocking article identifies the man by name, calling him a “day laborer, sports blogger, and Trump superfan from the Bronx,” who is also “on probation for domestic battery,” though it’s not clear at all how any of those descriptors relate to his alleged involvement in creating or disseminating the viral video.
What is clear is that The Daily Beast and author Kevin Poulson are very proud that they managed to identify the civilian politico who edited several clips of Pelosi stumbling over words and struggling to find vocabulary, and are treating the matter as if they’ve uncovered a major scoop, rather than ruined a man’s life over a single social media post they found distasteful.
Daily Beast Wrote:
“Brooks, a 34-year-old day laborer currently on probation after pleading guilty to domestic battery, claims that his “drunk” commentary on an unaltered Pelosi video had no connection to the now-infamous fake clip that premiered less than 15 minutes later. “I wasn’t the individual who created that Pelosi video,” he insisted in a telephone interview.
It’s conceivable that someone else actually edited the clip. But a Facebook official, confirming a Daily Beast investigation, said the video was first posted on Politics WatchDog directly from Brooks’ personal Facebook account.”
Below is supposedly the unaltered video of Pelosi but she still sounds slurred and skattered:
The News page acknowledged the possibility that Brooks was not the original creator of the video but used Facebook to declare him guilty. Brooks could have easily shared the video from anywhere on the web so Doxxing him seems extreme and damning.