American olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte, was cleared of all charges in a Brazilian court this week, proving that once again, the fake news media was to blame for spreading falsehoods to the public.
During the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were held up at gun point and robbed. The next thing that happened, was that the media reported that Lochte and his teammates had made up the story.
The Brazilian government said that the swimmers were the ones who got drunk and vandalized a bathroom.
The Daily Caller reports:
In America, pointing a gun at somebody and taking their money is considered a robbery. In Brazil, it apparently is considered a legit way to do business. It’s the small cultural differences that tend to matter the most.
Police claimed Lochte and his teammates broke the gas station’s bathroom and vandalized the building. These claims were quickly disproved, and the credibility of the Brazilian police was brought under a microscope.
The saga is finally over after a Brazilian court decided in a 2-1 ruling that Lochte’s claims about what happened never broke Brazilian law, according to USA Today.
Lochte’s lawyer Jeff Ostrow told USA Today, “We are pleased that the court has finally dismissed the criminal prosecution against Mr. Lochte, while at the same time, appropriately recognizing that he committed no crime. It has been a long year, but in the end, justice prevailed.”
This saga is one of the most incredible sports and cultural stories in recent memory, not because of the actual alleged crime, but because the media wanted Lochte to be a villain so badly they ignored any and all evidence that supported him.
Who could ever forget the outstanding piece from Huffington Post titled, “Al Roker Goes In On Ryan Lochte, Becomes Internet Hero,” which praised Roker for shutting down Billy Bush for simply questioning the police’s narrative.
Lochte and his three teammates were robbed at gunpoint, and instead of the American media crying out for justice they instead threw the swimmers under the bus.
Lochte was criticized by the liberal media for his “white privilege” as they accused him of being the aggressor.