NBC Promotes Faulty ‘Anti-Government’ Tale About Kidnapping Suspects
What? One of the liberal media outlets lied? How can it be!
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NBC is promoting a story about a 35-year-old man. Joshua Hakken, who is alleged to have kidnapped his young sons from their grandmother’s house and fled with them and his wife Sharyn, possibly by boat. What has elevated this story from the local crime beat to national prominence is the allegation that Hakken and his wife are “anti-government”–an allegation that has been partially debunked by Reason.com’s Mike Riggs.
In a previous release, the sheriff’s department said that “both suspects are anti-government and have attempted a previous abduction at gun point in Louisiana.”
Joshua Hakken was arrested in St. Tammany Parish, La. on June 17, 2012 after attending an “anti-government rally,” the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s department said in a press release. He was charged with the unlawful sale of narcotics in the presence of minors and possession of marijuana and spent one day in jail before making bond, said Officer Ben Sciambra of the Slidell city jail.