Watch: 'The Daily Show' publishes supercut showing right-wing hypocrisy about BLM and January 6th
Conservative pundits on Fox News and other right-wing media outlets have long demonized Black Lives Matter and Antifa as sinister anarchist movements with no respect for law and order. Yet when it comes to the January 6th, 2021 insurrection at the United States Capitol, those influential voices have reliably downplayed the day's violence and insisted that the mob that stormed the seat of American democracy consisted of peaceful protesters who were trying to petition their elected officials.
Last Saturday, MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin shared a mashup.
Here are a few additional examples.
On Thursday, freshman Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) told Laura Ingraham that "it's a slap in their faces and such an insult to think that if you dare go address your grievances with your representatives or actually go and use your First Amendment rights, that you may end up thrown into D.C. Jail."
\u201cGreene: But it's a slap in their faces and such an insult to think that if you dare go address your grievances with your representatives or actually go and use your first amendment rights, that you may end up thrown into D.C. Jail\u201d— Acyn (@Acyn) 1655432622
On Wednesday, June 8th, Tucker Carlson proclaimed that the deadly attack was a "mostly peaceful protest." Hundreds of individuals who participated have been charged with crimes.
\u201cTucker Carlson Tonight Highlights - 6/8/22: What Actually Happened At The Mostly Peaceful Protest On January 6?\u201d— Alex Jones Miner (@Alex Jones Miner) 1654735728
On Sunday, June 5th, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, as well as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) referred to former President Donald Trump's mob as "honest people."
\u201cMaria Bartiromo: \u201cWhat are you going to do to that committee, the January 6 committee, should you become the majority? Because right now, as we speak, there are honest people sitting in jail because they were at the Capitol the on January 6, they are still in jail a year later.\u201d\u201d— Eric Kleefeld (@Eric Kleefeld) 1654439200
Trump has personally endorsed numerous dubious claims.
\u201cMaria Bartiromo is the Fox News version of Tokyo Rose of propaganda for Trumpism - enabling all of the lies & delusional ramblings of Trump & his sycophants.\n\nTrump just told 12 lies about January 6 on Fox News https://t.co/O08whbwGlD via @YouTube\u201d— TexasPurpleHaze\u262e \ud83c\udf0aProtect Democracy & Earth\ud83c\udf0a (@TexasPurpleHaze\u262e \ud83c\udf0aProtect Democracy & Earth\ud83c\udf0a) 1626112205
Trump's spokesperson, Liz Harrington, has also pushed the false narrative that Trump's attempted coup was normal behavior.
So have Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
\u201cRepublican Sen. Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) was suspended Friday from uploading videos to YouTube for one week, after the company said he violated its COVID-19 \u201cmedical misinformation policies.\u201d He also called The January 6 insurrection \u201ca peaceful protest.\u201d\u201d— joop veen (@joop veen) 1623500239
\u201cWATCH: Rep. Jim Jordan SLAMS House Democrats for manipulated video of Trump omitting his call for peaceful protest on January 6.\u201d— The Post Millennial (@The Post Millennial) 1612975861
Meanwhile, on Friday, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah revealed that it has had enough. It published a supercut of Carlson, Steve Doocy, Greg Gutfield, Sean Hannity, Ingraham, Senator John Kennedy (R-Louisiana), and others disparaging BLM and Antifa against footage of January 6th.
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