TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2022
The question we haven't seen asked: Briefly, we were elated.
At New York Magazine, Prater and Danner were apparently offering updates under this promising headline:
Pelosi Attacker Allegedly Planned to Kidnap and Torture Speaker: Updates
As we scrolled down their list of topics, we quickly came upon a promising sub-headline:
"Where was security?" the journalists were asking. Briefly, we were elated. Sadly, though, all they had was this:
Where Was Security?
The home was apparently not under guard at the time of the attack. Paul Pelosi does not receive protection from the U.S. Capitol Police when unaccompanied by the Speaker, according to the Washington Post, and Nancy Pelosi and her security detail were in D.C. at the time. Capitol Police said agents from its California field office “quickly arrived on scene” following the attack.
Concerns about security for members of Congress have significantly increased over the years...
Sad! In this "update," the journalists simply repeated the things everyone else has said:
The home was not under guard at the time. Also, Paul Pelosi doesn't receive a security detail when Nancy Pelosi's not there.
Everyone had already established those points! Here's the fairly obvious question which, to this very day, we've seen no journalist ask:
Is the Pelosi house equipped with a security system? Why did Paul Pelosi have to sneak a call to 911 to alert the outside world?
According to official reports, David DePape smashed a glass door at roughly 2:25 A.M. to gain entry into the house. Shouldn't that have activated the house's security system? Is the very large, very expensive house so equipped?
To us, that seems like the world's most obvious question. Four days later, providing an "update," Prater and Danner still didn't wonder or ask!
Did Paul Pelosi neglect to activate the house's security system that night? Uninquiring journalistic minds don't seem inclined to wonder or to ask!