MAN WHO DIED INGESTING FISH TANK CLEANER REMEMBERED AS INTELLIGENT, LEVELHEADED ENGINEER. Yes, the headline is in the typical trolling Washington Free Beacon style. But once you get past it:
“What bothers me about this is that Gary was a very intelligent man, a retired [mechanical] engineer who designed systems for John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa, and I really can’t see the scenario where Gary would say, ‘Yes, please, I would love to drink some of that Koi fish tank cleaner,’” one of his close friends told the Washington Free Beacon. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”
Lenius passed away on March 22 after he and his wife, Wanda Lenius, drank sodas that she had mixed with a fish tank cleaner not intended for human consumption, Wanda Lenius told the Free Beacon.
Trump critics and the news media have held up his death as a warning against following the president’s amateur medical advice, with some claiming that Trump is “lethal,” has “blood on his hands,” and should be tried at the Hague for “crimes against humanity.”
Those who know Gary Lenius, however, say they are troubled by how he has been portrayed in the media and can’t imagine him agreeing to drink an aquarium treatment. “I would like people to know that Gary was not the fool that some of the media stories and comments are depicting him to be,” said the same friend. “I really don’t think Gary knew what he was taking.”
Lenius spent over three decades as a senior engineer at John Deere in Waterloo, Iowa. He met Wanda in 2000. In 2012, he purchased a home in a gated mountain community in Mesa, Ariz. After he retired, the couple moved southwest full time.
Read the whole thing; Democratic Party operatives with bylines aren’t happy that the WFB did actual journalism: Brave Reuters journo is super-pissed that the Washington Free Beacon did the MSM’s job for them — and did it better.
As Twitchy told you earlier, the Washington Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman was out with a new scoop casting even more doubt on the MSM’s initial narrative about an Arizona couple who ingested fish tank cleaner because Donald Trump told them to without actually telling them to.
— F. Bill McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) April 24, 2020
Well, if there’s one thing a media firefighter hates, it’s some uppity conservative outlet out-journalisming them.
And Reuters’ Amanda Becker is pissed:
<<Reminds self to never so much as retweet a Beacon story because the related troll army is so obnoxious it's not worth it>>
(Plus given their racist headlines & BS it's better to not give them any traffic)
— Amanda Becker (@AmandaBecker) April 24, 2020
Here’s her now-deleted retweet: