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With the anniversary of last year’s January 6 Capitol incursion this week, the agitprop media is doing its best to instill fear of a bogeyman caricature of conservatives. Yesterday’s edition of Face the Nation added a patina of academic respectability in an interview with Professor Robert Pape of the University of Chicago, who has studied “insurgencies in war zones” and applies that model to the January 6 events of last year, which were, as the media likes to say about far more violent riots, “mostly peaceful.” You would never know from the professor’s words that the only deaths were at the hands of police, not the “insurrectionists” and that most of those who entered the Capitol were beckoned in by police. The good professor seems to really, really want to find danger in mainstream conservatism and, egged on by host Margaret Brennan, made some points that struck me as odd. For instance: We find that only 21 million people believe two radical beliefs in America today. One, that Joe Biden is an illegitimate president, and, two, that the use of force to restore Donald Trump to the presidency is justified. And their media sources of those 21 million, they come from — 42 percent of the 21 million, their main media source is Fox News, Newsmax, and One America.

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