'People Died. It's Tragic. But the How and Why Really Matter. A Lot.': Matt Walsh Takes Apart 'Deadly Riot' Narrative

'People Died. It's Tragic. But the How and Why Really Matter. A Lot.': Matt Walsh Takes Apart 'Deadly Riot' Narrative
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As we reported earlier, Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday took apart the notion that five people died as a direct result of the Capitol riot. Also on Wednesday, blogger and political pundit Matt Walsh did the same in a Twitter thread that, once again, reminds us that the media often tells us only what they want us to believe and leaves out “the rest of the story” — particularly when the rest of the story lays bare the narrative of the left.

And what we’ve pretty much been told is “Trump insurrectionists” were directly responsible for the deaths of five people; or seven, depending on which narrative you read.

As for the “seven” narrative, Walsh pointed out that two of those deaths were, tragically, Capitol police officers who committed suicide after the riot. While “we have never been given any evidence or any reason to believe that their suicides had anything to do with the riots,” Walsh tweeted, “[t]his is simply an assumption that many have made.”

Of the five remaining deaths, Walsh wrote, “one was a man with a pre-existing condition who suffered a heart attack” during the riot and the other “suffered a stroke at some point that day and died in a hospital.”

One of the deaths occurred outside the Capitol after a woman “collapsed while in a rush of people.” Walsh noted that while we were told the woman was “trampled to death,” the medical examiner has “never confirmed that as the cause of death.”

The fourth death was Ashli Babbitt, the “unarmed woman shot and killed by a Capitol police officer inside the Capitol,” as she was attempting to climb through a window.

Finally, the fifth death was Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick, who we were initially told, died at the hands of “terrorist Trump supporters” who “beat Officer Sicknick to death with a fire extinguisher.” But as Walsh pointed out,” we have been given absolutely no official information about his death at all.

“So of the five deaths linked to the riot,” Walsh tweeted, “only one — Babbit [sic] — can be conclusively considered a death caused by violence during the riot. As important, “the violence in this case was done by a cop.”

There is no “only one death” in any situation. “Only one death” is a tragedy to the loved ones of that person. But as Walsh asked, “Does this matter?” Does it matter that the “deadly riot” narrative can be factually boiled down to one death — based on the information we’ve been given?

“Yes, because truth matters,” Walsh said. And “also because the ‘deadly riot’ characterization is how they’re justifying the military occupation of D.C.”

As Walsh concluded, “People died, It’s tragic. But the how and why really matter. A lot.”

One of the many reasons it “really matters a lot” is because the narrative of the Trump Derangement Syndrome liberal media has been out of control with histrionic characterizations and misrepresentations of the riot — which again, was inexcusable.

Perfect example: As I reported Wednesday, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Tuesday compared the Capitol riot to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which roughly 800,000 men, women, and children were murdered, many of whom were hacked to death.

And in related news, as I reported earlier on Thursday, MSNBC’s Trump-hater extraordinaire Nicolle Wallace flat out declared — with zero substantiated reasons to do so — that Donald Trump “summoned a mob to kill his vice president.”

The bottom line.

While autocrats like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai continue to justify, rationalize, and excuse the suppression or censorship of conservative content, the left runs roughshod over truth on a daily basis.

My fear is, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

H/T ~ Twitchy

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