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Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:03 PM

'Not all Trump supporters': Conservative media tries to shift blame, cast doubt on identities

'Not all Trump supporters’: Conservative media tries to shift blame, cast doubt on identities of Capitol invaders (complete headline)

Pundits on the right condemned the violence but many maintained that “Trump supporters don’t do these things.”

Conservative radio host Mark Levin lambasted the Trump supporters who breached the U.S. Capitol building and shut down the electoral certification process on Wednesday afternoon as “fools” and “idiots” who should be prosecuted. But, he reassured his listeners, “None of you had anything to do with it. . . . You, we, are the law-abiding citizens of this country.”

Greg Kelly, the top-rated host on conservative upstart Newsmax, said “we condemn it unambiguously.” But, he told viewers during his prime-time show, “These people don’t look like Trump supporters. Trump supporters don’t do these things.”

Across conservative media platforms on Wednesday, the most popular figures in the pro-Trump media movement sought to draw a bright line between the Trump supporters who incited violence and Trump himself — even going so far as to cast doubt on the rioters’ true identities or sympathies.

“I’d like to know who the agitators were,” Fox News host Sean Hannity told viewers, referring to the people seen marching on the Capitol after Trump urged them to in a speech outside the White House. Hannity maintained that “those who truly support President Trump … do not support those that commit acts of violence.”

“I do not know Trump supporters that have ever demonstrated violence that I know of in a big situation,” “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade said during a Wednesday night appearance.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2021/01/07/conservative-media-capitol-breach-reaction-tucker-carlson-sean-hannity/

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Zorro Jan 2021 OP
dchill Jan 2021 #1
gratuitous Jan 2021 #2
Initech Jan 2021 #3
Claire Oh Nette Jan 2021 #4

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:13 PM

1. The perpetrators are the same people that listened to all...

...of you and your awful lies and false accusations every day for the last five years. And ate it up like it was good. Find the nearest mirror.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:15 PM

2. No True Trump Supporter would do such things

Not that anything bad or untoward happened, but all the bad things were done by some other people.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 12:26 PM

3. Yup my MAGA neighbors were saying similar shit last night.

Shit, I followed the news closely yesterday and I didn't see anything about Antifa being responsible. This is some made up conspiracy theory bullshit.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2021, 01:35 PM

4. "These people don't look like trump supporters"

The Trump flags? the Red Maga hats? the gaudy flag based clothing?

In minutes, my fb feed (yes, yes, I know. 8 parents in 5 states, and family and framily nationwide) there were twitter posts assuring me that it was antifa disguised as Trump supporters. Riiiiight.



I'd say they look *exactly* like the Trump supporters they were. Their names are out there. They've doxxed themselves. Look for sedition and conspiracy to commit treason charges.

Back the Blue, my ass. Fascist anarchist rubes.


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