Honor those who died protecting American democracy from the Jan 6th insurrectionists.
Who were they? How did they die? What led up to Trump's insurrection to overturn the results of the election? Who helped him? How does the Murdoch media empire (FOX NEws, Wall Street Journal, NY Post and more) help Trump spread disinformation and conspiracy theories? Get a quick overview with this relationship map. Click on any face for more details.
Trump-incited crush of disillusioned rioters
Propaganda about the Jan 6th insurrection is poisoning the American public. Just three years ago, most of the country watched with dismay and horror as a violent MAGA mob beat back authorities and stormed the country’s citadel of democracy. The Donald Trump-incited crush of disillusioned rioters, fueled by a stream of fantastical lies, believed that the 2020 election had been stolen by sinister forces working to undermine the democratic election.
Of course, not only was their belief flatly incorrect, but evidence later emerged indicating that it was Trump who, in fact, had tried to subvert democracy. Facts, however, have little bearing on the sentiment inside the Republican Party, which has been fed a steady diet of lies and half-truths by Fox News and the rest of the sprawling right-wing media machine. - CNN
They died protecting American democracy
Brian D. Sicknick, was only the fourth member of the force to be killed in the line of duty since its founding two centuries ago. After the bedlam of Wednesday’s siege and the recriminations that filled the airwaves the next day, a silence descended over the Capitol grounds as hundreds of law enforcement officers from scores of agencies lined the streets to pay tribute to their fallen comrade.
Hundreds of police officers and emergency response personnel lined the streets by the Capitol for a moment of silence to honor Mr. Sicknick. They stood in lines on Constitution Avenue and 3rd Street, saluting in silence as a police motorcade for Mr. Sicknick passed through the city, according to videos from local reporters at the scene. - NY Times
Insurrection organizers / supporters
Rupert Murdoch is letting his media empire spread January 6 and election conspiracy theories
But if you were to judge Murdoch by the content featured in his most prominent media organizations this week, you would be forgiven if you were to arrive at the conclusion that he subscribes to such conspiratorial views. Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal published former President Donald Trump’s lie-filled letter to the editor that falsely asserted the 2020 election was “rigged.”
Tucker Carlson, the Fox News host who is easily the most influential personality in Murdoch’s media empire and who espouses fringe views, teased a three-part special promoting 1/6 trutherism. Through its programming decisions, Fox News has elevated Carlson as the face of the right-wing channel, despite the host’s history of using his platform to push white nationalist talking points and anti-vaccine rhetoric. - CNN
TakeAway: Honor those who died in the line of duty to protect American democracy from insurrectionists
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