Thursday, March 23, 2017

If the Fall Doesn't Kill You, the Bathtub Will

Amidst the clamor over fake news and alternative facts, here's a government statement (in bold) that's 100% fake, no matter what your political opinions.
A lawyer representing the family of dead Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky was in a serious condition after a fall from a four-story building ahead of a key court appearance, Mr. Magnitsky’s former employer said Wednesday.

The lawyer, Nikolai Gorokhov, 53, was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday to argue that new evidence was grounds to reopen the case into the death of Mr. Magnitsky, who was found dead in prison in 2009 with broken fingers and bruises all over his body. [Blogger's Note: "Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Mr. Magnitsky died of heart failure."]

Russian state media said Mr. Gorokhov fell late Tuesday out of the building window together with the bathtub he was helping workers carry to his apartment.
Defenestration of Prague (Lego Interpretation)
I luckily read the following after I had swallowed my coffee:
The Interfax news agency said the incident was caused by unsafe handling of the tub and that law enforcement agencies weren’t investigating foul play.
He survived:
Mr. Gorokhov was in intensive care in a serious condition, but that he was responsive and speaking to doctors.
The doctors would be advised to stay away from windows.

BTW, next year will be the 400th anniversary of the Defenestration of Prague.

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