Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

Media didn’t get what they wanted so they said it happened anyway

The Wall Street Journal makes it look like the capitol was ablaze.

I watched the so-called “riot” and “coup attempt” yesterday live as it was happening. I suspect thousands, if not millions, of people around the country and the world were watching as well. I was watching the electoral vote count and the debate on the opposition to Arizona’s electors on the PBS Newshour program with Judy Woodruff. They had extensive coverage of what was unfolding inside the capitol building and had a reporter inside the building as well. The scene I was watching was opposite to what they were reporting and the subsequent coverage by all the major news organizations in the aftermath are even more dishonest.

This is why we are where we are. If you watched it you know you didn’t see an insurrection, a coup attempt, or a riot. If you didn’t watch it and you’re only getting small clips now from the news you’re getting a different picture than the facts of the incident. Unlike the violent and city destructive protests over the summer of 2020 this protest was actually mostly peaceful. There was a small group of the protesters that broke into the capitol building. They did cause some damage and there were some injuries, including one death of a woman who was shot by security inside near the Speaker’s offices. But, there were no fires set. No destruction of statues, art, or structures inside or outside the building.

How can an honest media describe this as a coup attempt and a riot when the protesters “storming” the capitol strolled through the rotunda and actually stayed within the roped off path? The majority of them looked in awe of the building they were walking though. Take a look at the NBC report below. It’s over 4 minutes of peaceful protest and people strolling within the ropes but described as disturbing, rare, and troubling.

I listen to the No Agenda Podcast where they cover the media and deconstruct the reporting. They had clip after clip of the media mischaracterizing the events as they were unfolding. I encourage you to listen to at least the first hour of their podcast. It will illuminate the massive propaganda machine that is the American news media. Here are some examples.

The worst thing any of us can do right now is take the information being fed to us and just believe it. Question everything you see, hear, and read. You are not being told the truth.