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Greenwald Mocks Media Whining After January 6th

Their crybaby gibberish is hilarious reading.

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Left wing media types are traumatized by January 6th. The poor dears. So, naturally, they advertise their fears to get pity and points on the victim scale. Which, of course, is off the charts on the wuss meter.

FNC: “Vice News commemorated the six-month anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot with a report documenting the journalists who ‘survived’ that day and how they’re ‘still struggling,’ and some media critics found the piece overwrought to say the least.

Glenn Greenwald mocked CNN’s leftwing media guru Brian Stelter for tweeting how he wished he ‘thought to write this story.’ He also ridiculed the cover image of the report that featured Jake Angeli, best known as the ‘QAnon Shaman’ on how journalists ‘survived the insurrection.’

He also wondered if the journalists affected by the Jan. 6 riot bothered to compare their ‘trauma’ to what WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has experienced in recent years.”

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In the details of media whinging we have these fine items that should bring us unlimited schadenfreude. Punchbowl News co-founder said “returning to the Capitol after the riots was difficult” and he was “so, so angry” the next day. Well, certainly akin to the Bataan Death March.

Not to be outdone, Vice wrote, “Reporters have discussed their personal experiences in the days immediately following the Capitol insurrection. But few have publicly talked about the lasting effects in the months since—the toll that day took on them, the difficulty some have faced in returning to a site where they experienced trauma, and what it’s been like covering a Congress still deeply divided on the events of that day. Some reporters who were there won’t go back into the building. A number have sought therapy to deal with the trauma. One longtime Capitol Hill reporter opted for early retirement shortly after living through the riot. Many still aren’t sleeping well.” Oh no, not sleeping well!

PBS NewsHour correspondent Lisa Desjardins told Vice, “I’m still not sleeping like I used to, even to this day … I became kind of an insomniac.” Again with the sleeping.

Desjardins said the “harder part” is seeing how “emotional” lawmakers have been, saying it’s “like when you know your parents are bitterly, abusively fighting, and you go into a room and can sense their hostility, and can sense nobody’s figured out a way out.” Lawmakers are her parents? Paging Dr. Freud!

Bloomberg News reporter Erik Wasson compared the “traumatizing” riot to the end of “Jaws” when “Everything feels copacetic on the beach. But you wonder if there’s anything out there.” There is Erik, there is. So be afraid.

Wasson told Vice he showed symptoms of “post-traumatic stress disorder—depression, short-tempered irritability that led to fights with his wife over nothing. This went on for nearly a month.” No pal, you’re just a jerk. “I do remember just feeling unsafe in my house,” Wasson said. “It occurred to me, like, I wonder if some protesters could be tracking me or could show up at my house.” You mean like left wing protesters do to conservatives on a regular basis? That traumatize you, Erik? Why do I doubt it.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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