How right-wing media explained the pro-Trump siege of the Capitol (Axios)

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    How right-wing media explained the pro-Trump siege of the Capitol – By Sara Fischer (Axios) / January 7 2021

    You can’t understand America, 2021, without watching how right-wing media explained a mob storming the U.S. Capitol for the first time since the early 19th century.

    The big picture: The right’s favored media — conservative TV, websites and social networks — offered an alternate reality in which everyone but pro-Trump rioters were to blame for the mayhem at the Capitol.

    Here’s the version of events a good chunk of America got:

    • Instead of condemning the pro-Trump mobs that stormed Washington, right-wing media outlets mostly blamed left-wing activists, the media, Vice President Pence — and even police officers — for the riots that some suggested were the start of a “civil war” in America.
    • Hosts on Fox News, One America News Network and Newsmax went so far as to baselessly suggest that the unlawful protestors at the Capitol may have been members of Antifa.

    CONTINUE > https://www.axios.com/right-wing-media-trump-mob-antifa-7bee1885-79a4-4024-ab39-615610042d9e.html

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