In particular, both Durbin and Loesch have accused County Counselor Patricia Reddington of filing charges in the case without even looking at Kenneth Gladney's medical reports:
Redington's office never even looked at Gladney's medical records before downgrading charges.
St. Louis County Prosecutors watered-down the charges in theKenneth Gladney case from a misdemeanor to an ordinance violation without so much as even calling St. John’s Hospital, where Gladney received treatment for his injuries, and checking Gladney’s hospital record or speaking with care providers on site.
Loesch and Durbin's claims are clearly intended to defame Redington, as they are accusing her of not doing her job for political reasons. And their allegations are clearly false, as is admitted by even fellow right wing bloggers. Here's Reboot Congress on a visit to Redington's office:
During our conversation with Redington, I asked when she had received Kenneth Gladney's medical records. I had read that his medical records had not been reviewed, yet I had heard on the radio that Redington's office had seen the records. She told me that she had received them with the police report. I was left with the impression that it is common practice for medical records to be submitted as evidence along with police reports.
In other words, Durbin and Loesch asserted both false and damaging claims as if they were facts, without even bothering to find out the truth. And even since it was revealed that the office did see the medical reports, neither has had the common decency to admit that they falsely accused the County Counselor. Of course, they live in a world where they simply invent conspiracy theories, slander everyone who disagrees with them, and then simply move on without a second thought when their wild-eyed theories are proven wrong. That's how the right-wing media works, both on a local and national level.