I don’t envy the poor media handmaidens of the Democratic Party having to try to convince their viewers that the violence last January 6th was the worst thing to happen in the history of ever. The Democrats are trying to turn this into the biggest melodrama since Hollywood was turning out Technicolor tearjerkers like “Magnificent Obsession,” but it’s coming across more as “Ridiculous Obsession.” As the Federalist notes, it’s clear that it's not about “protecting democracy,” it’s about branding their political opponents as domestic terrorists so they can silence them.
But how can the media make this fake “insurrection” seem as historically horrific as the Dems are making it out to be? Especially since, as Todd Starnes pointed out, a full year later, not a single person has been charged with insurrection, sedition or treason.
Well, one way is just to flat-out lie about it, like Joy Reid of MSNBC, who repeated the debunked claim that officer Brian Sicknick died of injuries inflicted by protesters. He actually died the next day of a stroke.
(Note to Twitter: I believe you call this “misinformation,” and ban people for spreading it. So why is Joy Reid still on Twitter?)
You’ll also likely see a lot of references to at least five people dying that day, without telling you that they’re including people who died of natural causes and who weren’t even in the Capitol. The only person who died a violent death in the Capitol was Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed protester shot in cold blood by a Capitol Police officer.
That’s worthy of further investigation, along with the bad decisions of people in charge of security that day, but since those people include DC’s Democrat mayor and Nancy Pelosi, we’re still getting nothing but stonewalling from that sector.
So what are the Democrats doing to goose their ratings? They’re trying to force a personality from a news channel people actually watch, Sean Hannity, to testify to their committee.
Hannity was nowhere near the Capitol, had nothing to do with the violence, and condemned it on his show. But they want to grill him about his private texts with Trump and other sources close to him, to try to bolster their nonsense claim that Trump was planning a violent insurrection. This is dangerously close to stomping on the First Amendment protection of freedom of the press, but somehow, I doubt that protecting Constitutional rights of conservatives is a major concern for the people involved in this committee.