[Ed. – The violent assault on the U.S. Capitol has been a cause for reflection, but not for most of the U.S. media, which proved once again oblivious to the double standards by which they have long operated.]
The violent, deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday has prompted numerous media players to apparently flip the script on violent protests, brushing aside standards that they established last summer when much of the country was gripped by Black Lives Matter-led violence and rioting in major American cities.
Wednesday’s riot, in which an unarmed woman was shot by a U.S. Capitol Police officer, was spun off from a massive “Stop the Steal” rally organized by supporters of President Donald Trump in protest of congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s 2020 election win. A large group of attendees from that march eventually stormed the steps of the U.S. Capitol, pushing back a police barricade.
A smaller but still sizable portion of that group made its way inside, breaking windows and driving lawmakers into evacuation while effectively seizing control of portions of the Capitol for a period of time.