One insurrectionist carried a Confederate flag. Another was wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” shirt. They had metal bats. They beat police w/ their own batons + US flags. The vast majority were white. They stormed the Capitol for their supreme leader. Everything TC says here is a lie.
It’s honestly astonishing how far the “Blue Lives Matter” network is now going to defend a fatal insurrection in which a police officer was killed. There have been a lot of incredible moments of hypocrisy on Fox over the years but all of this really takes the cake.
Also, blue lives don’t exist. No one is born a cop. It’s a choice. You can take the uniform off at the end of the day. And folks like TC have obfuscated on this for years while condemning BLM as anti-American only to turn around and whitewash the actions of literal cop-killers
Fox also aired non-stop, faux-patriotic coverage on Benghazi in an effort to smear Clinton/Obama. 4 Americans died. Objectively tragic, but they made it into another Pearl Harbor. 5 died on Jan. 6 and Tucker is basically like: 🤷‍♂️

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8 Jan
It was hard to stomach seeing lawmakers from both parties continue to tout the US as a "shining city on a hill" after the Capitol siege. More like a burning city on a hill the world is appalled by. Would be refreshing to hear a politician say: "This *is* America, unfortunately."
Just can't stress enough how much no US citizen in their right mind wants to hear about "American exceptionalism" at the moment.
The US is a paradoxical place, where a pastor in Georgia can become the first Black Democrat elected to the Senate from a former Confederate state one day, and white supremacists with Confederate flags storm the US Capitol the next.
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5 Jan 20
I’ve been reporting closely on tensions with Iran from the moment Trump withdrew from the JCPOA, talking with the negotiators for the deal, members of Congress, experts etc. What’s astonishing is how many of them feared/predicted things would spiral into this exact situation.
The present situation with Iran is not random, it’s part of an easily traceable series of escalatory events. The JCPOA was meant to prevent this type of crisis. Trump ignored the warning signs, and withdrew despite outcry from top US allies and regional/nuclear experts.
We don’t know what’s coming next re: Iran, and that’s part of what makes this situation so unsettling. Everything is seemingly on the table. Even some of the 2015 nuclear deal’s critics would tell you that at least with that you knew what you were getting. Diplomacy works.
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