The Media Repeats Lies: One Person Died Because of the Capitol Riots

 

I am slow to anger. It is one of the things that coworkers have told me that they particularly like about me as a nurse. They can throw me into scenarios with their most intolerant, rude, abusive patients and they know that I will not let it get to me. More often than not, I can talk other people down or at least smooth things over in such a way that things return to a low simmer rather than boiling over.

However, there are some things that make me nearly irrationally angry. I say nearly because there is no way that this anger is irrational.

Our media lies regularly about the Capitol Riot.

As recent as three days ago, USA Today‘s Bart Jansen attempted to discuss the “diverging views” on the Capitol riots while reporting:

The committee chair, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said the federal government wasn’t prepared for the attack that left five people dead and 140 police officers injured and delayed the counting of Electoral College votes that confirmed President Joe Biden’s victory.

Interesting, Mr. Jansen.  Wasn’t it USA Today that had an article almost a month ago that described the deaths of four of the five people? (Officer Sicknick’s cause of death was still unreleased.) Wasn’t it USA Today that explained that three of the four died of natural causes? The one who didn’t die of natural causes died of an amphetamine overdose.

A little later, CBS News joined in, adding Officer Sicknick’s cause of death: stroke, by natural causes, but while “defending the capitol.” They chimed in:

Despite being sprayed with a chemical substance, Sicknick’s manner of death was determined to be “natural,” the medical examiner’s office said. In the interview with the Post, Diaz said the autopsy found no evidence of internal or external injuries, or of an allergic reaction to the chemical substance — but did say “all that transpired played a role in his condition.”

Not content to let the US media outlets continue to get it wrong on their own, the UK’s Independent has also decided to continue to repeat the lies:

The violent attack left five dead including one police officer.

I honestly cannot continue listing the multitude and varied sources that parrot the lies that five people died in the riots (implying that they all died related to the riots). It only takes a slight awareness of the actual death toll of those killed, one, in order to find it grating and infuriating. Three people died of natural causes on the day of the riot; two by heart attack, one by stroke (hours after the event itself). One person overdosed on amphetamines.

While the media prefers to talk about the number five, the real number is one: Ashli Babbitt.

There was one person killed in the riot a and she was shot by a police officer.

But I guess that doesn’t make for news?

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  1. Kozak Member
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    TheRightNurse: There was one person killed in the riot a and she was shot by a police officer.

    Who remains faceless and nameless and has already been cleared of all wrongdoing by some Double Super Secret Star Chamber Investigation.

    Say Her Name

     

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  2. Bishop Wash Member
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    TheRightNurse: There was one person killed in the riot and she was shot by a police officer.

    And we still don’t know his name. You’d think the Left would want to give him a medal for defending the Capitol from the unarmed mob.

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  3. Percival Thatcher
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    TheRightNurse: There was one person killed in the riot a and she was shot by a police officer.

    Who remains faceless and nameless and has already been cleared of all wrongdoing by some Double Super Secret Star Chamber Investigation.

    Say Her Name

     

    Curious how incurious journalists can be about certain things.

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  4. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    TheRightNurse: she was shot by a police officer.

    But we don’t even know the shooter was a police officer.  He could have been a staffer.   I am only assuming gender based on the sleeves we have seen. 

    If you are angry now, you are going to be incensed when the sham commission generates their sham report.   Somewhere, Paul Ryan is smiling…

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  5. Unsk Member
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    I have seen several reports, one from Clarice Feldman at the American Thinker,  that the Justice Department and those prosecuting those allegedly involved in the most dangerous “Armed Insurrection” this nation has ever seen will not release to the public and the defense attorneys no less of those indicted the entire video  footage known to them taken from various cameras  at the Capitol Riot of 1-6-21. Because the public now has no right to know and those defending those dangerous insurrections don’t deserve to see the pertinent evidence. Just call it Social Justice. 

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  6. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    I have one quibble about the OP, in the reference to the Capitol “riots,” plural. I think that there was only one brief riot, contained after a couple of hours.

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  7. Miffed White Male Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I have one quibble about the OP, in the reference to the Capitol “riots,” plural. I think that there was only one brief riot, contained after a couple of hours.

    At least they didn’t call it an insurrection.

     

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  8. Hoyacon Member
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    The media would be happy if more people had died.  Think about that.

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  9. Hoyacon Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    TheRightNurse: There was one person killed in the riot a and she was shot by a police officer.

    Who remains faceless and nameless and has already been cleared of all wrongdoing by some Double Super Secret Star Chamber Investigation.

    Say Her Name

    Curious how incurious journalists can be about certain things.

    I’ve little doubt the usual major suspects in the MSM know the officer’s name.  What bothers me is that I wonder why the Byron York’s, Tucker Carlson’s and Mollie Hemingway’s of the world–people on the right with sources–don’t know it.  Or do they?  There are very few secrets in D.C. as we all know.

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  10. ToryWarWriter Thatcher
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    Actually normally when a cop shoots a rioter, its front page news across the country and the media talks about all the mostly peaceful protests that happen as a result.

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  11. Brian Clendinen Member
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    Funny this is how slave owners have always responded when their slaves got out of hand. Their is nothing more terrifing to a slave owner than a slave insurrection.

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  12. Quickz Member
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    I feel your frustration with this, and have a rather long post I’m about half-way done with regarding this. I think this is not only being done purposefully, but it is intended to continue through to the elections next year. I fear there is no response planned and with the new “commission” being created, Cheney’s new time on her hands, and the general lackluster performance the GOP is known for – well things don’t look so good. I hope you will check out my suggestion, add to it, and perhaps we can’t stop the lies, at least have a strong presentation of the truth over the next year and a half.

    Thanks for writing this, I seethe with you.

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  13. philo Member
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    TheRightNurse: The committee chair, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., said the federal government wasn’t prepared for the attack that left five people dead…

    The news readers on my local AM radio station continued to parrot this line at EVERY 30 MINUTE PROPAGANDA BREAK well into March even though it was clearly BS long before that. Even when the local personalities often spent the time before and after discussing facts about the event that showed it could not be true. I kept waiting for one of them to come back from the news break and say something about the crap just “reported” as news. I never heard such a thing. 

    But the fact is, this is all part of propaganda 101. Even if not fully listening to the details, casual listeners hear the news break “jingle” followed by “five people dead” on frequent occasions over days and weeks on end and it sinks in. Its Pavlovian. 

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  14. drlorentz Member
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    TheRightNurse: Our media lies regularly about the Capitol Riot.

    FIFY.

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  15. TheRightNurse Member
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    philo (View Comment):
    But the fact is, this is all part of propaganda 101. Even if not fully listening to the details, casual listeners hear the news break “jingle” followed by “five people dead” on frequent occasions over days and weeks on end and it sinks in. Its Pavlovian. 

    Another part that infuriates me is that the doctor himself reminds us that there were other contributing factors to a stroke….implying that being in a riot would be one of them that would immediately cause it.

    I can tell you, right now, that I know few doctors who would clearly state that the cause of a stroke was something temporally known.  That is to say that most doctors will not state that the cause of a stroke was a specific thrombotic event rather than a collection of various risk factors that multiplied risk combined with circumstances.  Short of having a known injury with a clot that would have moved into his basilar arteries, it’s pretty hard to say what specifically caused a stroke a when.

    Sicknick likely had various factors: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, genetic propensity for stroke, possibly even type 2 diabetes.  But we do not talk about any of that.  It is all just the riot.  If the riot was the deciding factor, it would be because of an injury sustained at that time (that would have to be fairly major) and then he’d have to have sustained high blood pressure and dehydration along… but he didn’t have a stroke during the riot.  It was 8 hours later.

    Regardless, it’s a pretty big stretch.  And they’re going for it.  Every minute of every day.  Repeating the lie.

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  16. TheRightNurse Member
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    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    I have one quibble about the OP, in the reference to the Capitol “riots,” plural. I think that there was only one brief riot, contained after a couple of hours.

    Fair enough.

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  17. TheRightNurse Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    The media would be happy if more people had died. Think about that.

    Clearly, because they keep acting like they did.

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  18. Doug Watt Moderator
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    Do not hold your breath waiting for an honest investigation of the January 6th riot. There was no plan.

    As of 2020, the USCP has an annual budget of more than $460million and employs more than 2000 sworn and civilian personnel, making it one of the most well-funded and well-staffed police departments relative to the two square miles it guards.

    In my opinion not only the leadership of this agency, as well as the line officers do not have the same law enforcement experience, and training that street cops get working in cities across the United States.

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  19. TheRightNurse Member
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    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Do not hold your breath waiting for an honest investigation of the January 6th riot. There was no plan.

    As of 2020, the USCP has an annual budget of more than $460million and employs more than 2000 sworn and civilian personnel, making it one of the most well-funded and well-staffed police departments relative to the two square miles it guards.

    In my opinion not only the leadership of this agency, as well as the line officers do not have the same law enforcement experience, and training that street cops get working in cities across the United States.

    They don’t.  However, one would think that they would have different, federal, experience.  There’s a Metropolitan DC police.  Why is it that the Capitol Police (insert “you had one job” meme here) can’t manage to police the freakin’ Capitol?  They don’t have anything to do with the rest of DC.

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  20. kedavis Member
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    TheRightNurse (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    Do not hold your breath waiting for an honest investigation of the January 6th riot. There was no plan.

    As of 2020, the USCP has an annual budget of more than $460million and employs more than 2000 sworn and civilian personnel, making it one of the most well-funded and well-staffed police departments relative to the two square miles it guards.

    In my opinion not only the leadership of this agency, as well as the line officers do not have the same law enforcement experience, and training that street cops get working in cities across the United States.

    They don’t. However, one would think that they would have different, federal, experience. There’s a Metropolitan DC police. Why is it that the Capitol Police (insert “you had one job” meme here) can’t manage to police the freakin’ Capitol? They don’t have anything to do with the rest of DC.

    Here’s one for you:

     

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  21. Kozak Member
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    ToryWarWriter (View Comment):

    Actually normally when a cop shoots a rioter, its front page news across the country and the media talks about all the mostly peaceful protests that happen as a result.

    Not when Trumps supporting white people get shot.

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  22. EHerring Coolidge
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    Unsk (View Comment):

    I have seen several reports, one from Clarice Feldman at the American Thinker, that the Justice Department and those prosecuting those allegedly involved in the most dangerous “Armed Insurrection” this nation has ever seen will not release to the public and the defense attorneys no less of those indicted the entire video footage known to them taken from various cameras at the Capitol Riot of 1-6-21. Because the public now has no right to know and those defending those dangerous insurrections don’t deserve to see the pertinent evidence. Just call it Social Justice.

    Once they have ridden this mule for all of its worth, they will negotiate some lesser charge or drop them to avoid the truth coming out.

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  23. Vince Guerra Member
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    Haven’t we pretty much written off the major media as irrelevant at this point? They’ll lie about just about everything in order to frame a narrative, from major investigations all the way down to human interest stories. They even lie about the weather. 

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  24. Quickz Member
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    Quickz (View Comment):

     

    Here is my post – I look forward to your thoughts.

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  25. Stad Coolidge
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    TheRightNurse: Our media lies regularly about the Capitol Riot everything.

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist . . .

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  26. Mountie Coolidge
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    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    TheRightNurse: There was one person killed in the riot and she was shot by a police officer.

    And we still don’t know his name. You’d think the Left would want to give him a medal for defending the Capitol from the unarmed mob.

    There has been some investigative work done on this. If true it paints a dim picture of the individual that killed Babbitt. I’ll drop the link here and you can follow it yourself. If true, it would seem that the officer has long been itching for a fight, that said, Babbitt was in the wrong. She shouldn’t have paid with her life, but she is in the wrong.

     

    http://republicbroadcasting.org/news/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-special-agent-david-bailey-who-murdered-ashli-babbitt-is-a-brazilian-immigrant-and-black-lives-matter-militant-he-repeatedly-threatened-to-kill-trump-su/

     

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  27. EHerring Coolidge
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    Mountie (View Comment):

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    TheRightNurse: There was one person killed in the riot and she was shot by a police officer.

    And we still don’t know his name. You’d think the Left would want to give him a medal for defending the Capitol from the unarmed mob.

    There has been some investigative work done on this. If true it paints a dim picture of the individual that killed Babbitt. I’ll drop the link here and you can follow it yourself. If true, it would seem that the officer has long been itching for a fight, that said, Babbitt was in the wrong. She shouldn’t have paid with her life, but she is in the wrong.

     

    http://republicbroadcasting.org/news/redpilled-media-exclusive-us-capitol-special-agent-david-bailey-who-murdered-ashli-babbitt-is-a-brazilian-immigrant-and-black-lives-matter-militant-he-repeatedly-threatened-to-kill-trump-su/

     

    There is a lot of good info in the article but one must also separate Bailey’s words from the writer’s interpretations. I would not accept that he was incompetent when Scalise was shot or Babbitt was merely shot because she was a white Trump supporter. I can also see why officers would need to be protected from the left. However, the Congress has not provided sufficient answers and has exaggerated what happened for political gain so it is easy to believe that a bad actor is being protected by Pelosi’s gang. 

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