The Daily Show salutes insurrection’s real heroes and victims

Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) /

The Daily Show ripped conservatives who had their priorities in the wrong place regarding the Capitol attack

It didn’t take long for the story of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol to be twisted by certain media personalities and politicians. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah put together two videos showcasing how the narrative changed before and after the insurrection.

We know that President Donald Trump accepts no responsibility for his supporters’ actions. Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley feel the same, going so far as to continue challenging the election results even after the Capitol riot was quelled.

But unfortunately for President Trump, the Senators, and others in the conservative movement, there is plenty of evidence and receipts that says otherwise. The protestors that turned violent were acting off of months of conspiracy theories and false information spread on Fox News and other outlets.

The Daily Show decided to put together this video honoring the “heroes” of the insurrection. The sarcastic salute makes it obvious who the late night show blames for the violence in Washington, D.C.

It’s hard to defend the rhetoric coming from Fox News hosts like Lou Dobbs and Jeanine Pirro. It’s even harder to defend the words of President Trump, Representative Jim Jordan, Sen. Cruz, and others. But that’s exactly what the GOP is doing, arguing that it’s time to turn the page and unite the country. The Daily Show‘s video reminds us that conservatives were pushing a much different message prior to Jan. 6.

The Daily Show trolls conservatives complaining about lost Twitter followers

The Daily Show then turned its attention to what happened after the coup attempt at the Capitol. President Trump’s Twitter ban set off a massive social media cleanse designed to wipe out false and misleading information that could incite violence.

This move by Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of Big Tech was the most egregious assault on justice. Or at least that’s what you would think listening to conservative pundits and politicians who took to television to complain about losing followers. The Daily Show put together an “In Memoriam” reel to honor the victims:

At no point do these “victims” acknowledge that many of the followers they lost were either bots or deemed too dangerous to be given a platform. They don’t realize that they are on television and thus have an audience. And at no point do they admit that Twitter followers are not the most important thing in the world.

But hypocrisy and double standards rarely prevent someone on Fox News from saying whatever they want to say. Nobody calls it out and packages it together better than The Daily Show.

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