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The Worst Media Misses of 2021

From left: A U.S. Border Patrol officer confronts migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas in September; Security personnel outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, in February; Opponents of Critical Race Theory at a Loudoun County, Va., school board meeting in June. (Daniel Becerril, Thomas Peter, Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)

Welcome to a special year-end edition of “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week, as the sun sets on 2021, we recap the year’s biggest media misses.

Media Downplay Inconvenient Waukesha-Massacre Facts

The mainstream media turned a collective blind eye to the Waukesha car-collision massacre that killed six people and left dozens wounded in November, willfully ignoring the lengthy rap sheet of the suspected killer, Darrell Brooks.

Brooks’s alleged offenses include domestic abuse, battery, disorderly conduct, recklessly endangering safety, felony bail-jumping, and resisting or obstructing an officer. As he drove his car into a crowd attending a

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