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The New York Times is making absurd assertions about the occurrence at the Capitol on January 6 — assertions worthy of Soviet propaganda in Pravda under Stalin and his Soviet Union successors. The article, co-authored by Lisa Lerer and Nick (Fanciful) Fandos, was the second lead, August 1 front page: “G.O.P. Strives to Turn a Riot Upside Down.” I had to stop in mid-article on reading this phrase: “the most violent attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812.” What about the shooting in the House on March 1, 1954, by Puerto Rican “nationalists,” wounding five congressmen — an incident that perhaps the Times now wishes to cover up? What about the bombing of the Capitol, carried out by a former Harvard professor, no less? There was no arson committed at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The same cannot be said of the fires, and looting, and pillaging in urban areas throughout the country — acts of violence for which the leftist response was “defund the police.” The propagandizing duo from The New York Times wrote that Jan. 6 resulted in “gruesome scenes of violence that left five people dead.” Wrong.

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