The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot

What took place at the Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly a politically motivated riot. As such, it should not be controversial to regard it as a dangerous episode. Any time force or violence is introduced into what ought to be the peaceful resolution of political conflicts, it should be lamented and condemned.

But none of that justifies lying about what happened that day, especially by the news media. Condemning that riot does not allow, let alone require, echoing false claims in order to render the event more menacing and serious than it actually was. There is no circumstance or motive that justifies the dissemination of false claims by journalists. The more consequential the event, the less justified, and more harmful, serial journalistic falsehoods are.

Yet this is exactly what has happened, and continues to happen, since that riot almost seven weeks ago. And anyone who tries to correct these falsehoods is instantly attacked with the cynical accusation that if you want only truthful reporting about what happened, then you’re trying to “minimize” what happened and are likely an apologist for if not a full-fledged supporter of the protesters themselves. … read the entire article by Glenn Greenwald

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2 thoughts on “The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot”

  1. “What took place at the Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly a politically motivated riot” instigated by then Pres. Trump, who put his own vice president in physical jeopardy in order to disrupt the electoral proceedings of Congress and keep himself in office after losing reelection.

    How much more “menacing and serious” could that be, not only for Pence and his family, but for all our representatives at the Capital that infamous day?

    Donald Trump’s “stop the steal” has been one of the most dangerous lies in U.S. political history.

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  2. “… Any time force or violence is introduced into what ought to be the peaceful resolution of political conflicts, it should be lamented and condemned.”

    They why have I not seen the actions of former Pres. Donald J. Trump lamented and/or condemned on Worthy News for his unjust instigation of the violence that took place at the Capitol on January 6?

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