The Media’s False & Exaggerated Claims About The Capitol Riot

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The Media’s False & Exaggerated Claims About The Capitol Riot

Post by Riddick » 03-04-2021 01:05 AM

The Capitol riot sent the mainstream press into meltdown. Outlets declared it a terrorist attack and said fascists were trying to seize control of the nation. Commentators made frenzied calls for a ‘domestic war on terror’. In his inaugural address, Joe Biden promised to make security a priority of his administration.

But as journalist Glenn Greenwald highlights, key aspects of the media’s Capitol story have fallen apart. In a piece on Substack, he explodes various myths and tears apart the hysterical tales of ‘armed insurrection’. For all the talk there is virtually no evidence, he says, that arms were present. Claims that rioters intended to ‘capture and assassinate elected officials’ have also since been rejected by the US attorney general.

Then there’s the story, reported by numerous media outlets, that Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher by Trump supporters. ‘The problem with this story is that it is false in all respects’, writes Greenwald. ‘From the start, there was almost no evidence to substantiate it.’

The Capitol riot risks becoming the founding myth for a new era of surveillance and censorship. Read Greenwald’s full piece here.
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Re: The Media’s False & Exaggerated Claims About The Capitol Riot

Post by lisa colorado » 03-05-2021 11:09 AM

I know people who will believe anything CNN says about it, including believing things about me that are so nasty.

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What Would a Real Capitol Hill Riot Look Like?

Post by Riddick » 04-13-2021 11:06 PM

Edited & Excerpted From Dan Gelernter's American Greatness Article:

By some estimates, 1.5 million Americans showed up on January 6 to protest the theft of their right to vote. They were angry as hell, but overwhelmingly peaceful. Even with the FBI in maximum repression mode, there has been a grand total of 127 arrests. No one burned cars or besieged police stations. What, in contrast, would a million-and-a-half Antifa have done?

Suppose if, instead of saying “let’s walk to the Capitol peacefully,” Trump had said what everyone accuses him of saying. If Trump had one ounce of the autocratic, dictatorial tendencies the press accuse him of having, he need only have asked his supporters to defend him with force. It’s hard to say what would have followed, but it would not have been pretty.

Had he actually encouraged violence, the “Capitol Riot” would have been a bona fide riot. That he never made such a call is patently obvious, most of all to the liars and blackguards who make these accusations. They feel safe to say whatever they want because they secretly understand that Trump is a vastly better man than they.

Trump believes honestly (and in my view correctly) that he won reelection. He believes the most powerful office in the world was stolen from him. Yet he loves America far too much to bring it to violence on his account. His accusers know this, or else they wouldn’t dare utter a peep—because it would actually be dangerous for them.

The current administration takes a cynical view of January 6: It is their Reichstag fire. It is their Beslan school siege. They’re not actually worried about Trump supporters—Trump supporters make lousy rioters. They know that Trump supporters don’t even produce as much violence as Antifa manages on any given afternoon in Portland or Seattle.

All that remains is simulated outrage, and phony pathos. January 6 is nothing but an excuse to attack, intimidate, and even imprison political enemies. The people who continue to lie about January 6 can do so only because they believe they can continue to push with no real consequences. It’s easy to push good people as long as you do it a little at a time.

The only danger is accidentally pushing too far at once. They cry wolf over “domestic terrorism” without understanding that, in a real confrontation, theirs is the losing hand. So it might be instructive for them to take a quiet moment to imagine what January 6 would have looked like if it had actually happened.
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