NYT Floats Inside Job Conspiracy After Lee Zeldin Attacker’s Quick Release

NYT Floats Inside Job Conspiracy After Lee Zeldin Attacker’s Quick Release


The New York Times floated a conspiracy theory on Tuesday, suggesting that the man who allegedly attacked gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) was part of a carefully orchestrated plan to draw more attention to Zeldin’s tough-on-crime platform.

The article, written by Jonah E. Bromwich and Jay Root, noted that shortly after the attack — which was quickly thwarted by Zeldin and others nearby — the candidate predicted that his assailant would likely be back out on the street, thanks to New York’s bail laws.

“How Did a Man Accused of Attacking Lee Zeldin Go Free Without Bail?” the headline read, followed by a sub-headline that laid out the conspiracy theory: “The decision to release the suspect was seen by some Democrats as a ploy to fuel

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