Grim fairy tale
For your convenience, the indispensable Julie Kelly has assembled the facts demolishing the standard-issue, artifically-constructed J6 narrative into a one-stop, easy-to-reach, handy-dandy compilation.
Clearly, it’s panic time. The White House, Congress, and the Democratic Party propaganda arm that is the corporate media realize their carefully engineered narrative about January 6 is imploding in real time. Which is why they’re accusing Carlson of “whitewashing” and “rewriting” the events of January 6. Anything less than total fealty to regime-approved talking points about what happened before and after that day now is considered a “threat to democracy.
But facts are facts. And no amount of pearl-clutching by the hags on “The View” or threats made by U.S. senators can alter the reality of January 6. Between video recordings, witness testimony, court filings, and news reporting, the undeniable truth about January 6 cannot be willfully wished away even by the most skilled spinmeisters.
Here’s what we know:
Some people acted badly. A handful came ready for a fight while others admit they were caught up in a mob mentality that unfolded over the course of the afternoon.
The overwhelming majority of protesters did not act badly or violently. Not only do security footage and other video sources demonstrate that is indeed true, the Justice Department’s own data supports it. “Parading” in the Capitol, a class B misdemeanor, is by far the most common charge in the Justice Department’s sweeping investigation. According to an update published this week, 919 out of 1,000 defendants face trespassing charges. Of the 518 who accepted plea agreements, 385 pleaded guilty to misdemeanors and 133 pleaded guilty to a felony.
The most common felony is not “insurrection” but rather obstruction of an official proceeding. Fewer than 20 people face seditious conspiracy charges.
Roughly 100 defendants are accused of attacking police officers with a dangerous weapon. No one is charged with carrying or using a firearm inside the building.
Speaking of police, body-worn camera and independent video show outrageous misconduct by law enforcement. D.C. Metropolitan Police launched an aggressive and unnecessary offensive against the crowd assembled on the west lawn. Even though protesters were respecting police lines at the time, footage shows officers throwing stun grenades into and other devices containing rubber bullets into the crowd beginning shortly after 1:00 PM.
Sick-making as all that surely is, of course there's more still. So much so, in fact, that Julie closes out with a cautionary caveat:
Plenty of other falsehoods and misrepresentations animate the fable of January 6. But for those honestly seeking the truth, consider this a cheat sheet for future use.
Yes ma'am, will do. Hell, I'm thinking it could be well worth Our Side's while to print out a big stack of ‘em, go stand outside the front entrance to the nearest Wal Mart location, and hand a copy out to each and every WallyWorld shopper who’s willing to take one as they go inside. RCI also has a fact sheet of its own, comparing and contrasting the fake "J6 riot” bushwa with an actual, for-real one.
Democrat-dominated, televised congressional hearings on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot opened in prime time on June 9 with Americans still sharply divided over the afternoon-long episode’s significance. Hemorrhaging support and facing the loss of Congress in this year's midterms, Democrats hope the hearings will highlight what they see as the threat posed to democracy by Donald Trump and his party, as represented by that day.
There is no comparable scrutiny of the nationwide summer 2020 riots over George Floyd’s murder, protests endorsed by many on the left amid a virulent pandemic, nor any apparent interest in pursuing such a probe among Jan. 6 Select Committee members -- although polling has shown that a large majority of Americans support examining the circumstances of both events.
RealClearInvestigations has developed the comparison database below allowing readers to draw their own conclusions -- including the all-but-forgotten riot in Washington on Inauguration Day 2017, as protesters challenged Trump’s election and legitimacy.
The summer 2020 riots resulted in some 15 times more injured police officers, 19 times as many arrests, and estimated damages in dollar terms up to 740 times more costly than those of the Capitol riot.
Authorities have pursued the largely Trump-supporting Capitol rioters with substantially more vigor than suspected wrongdoers in the earlier two cases, and prosecutors and judges alike have weighed Capitol riot defendants’ political views in adjudicating their cases.
Dozens of accused Capitol rioters have been held in pretrial detention for months, where they have allegedly been mistreated.
In the summer 2020 riots, the vast majority of charges were dismissed, as they were in the Inauguration 2017 unrest.
Again, a metric fuck-ton more at the link.
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