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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
WND Still Trying To Turn Capitol Rioter Into A Martyr
Topic: WorldNetDaily

WorldNetDaily remains dedicated to sanitizing the Jan. 6 pro-Trump Capitol riot and portraying domestic terrorist Ashli Babbitt -- who was killed by police after breaking through a window along with a mob at the Capitol -- as a martyr who died unjustly even as she was in the midst of committing a crime. Bob Unruh used an Oct. 3 article to downplay not only Babbitt's actions but those of the entire mob of insurrectionists:

The Department of Justice has been hit with a lawsuit for failing to provide public access to its records about the "killing" of Ashli Babbitt.

She was the California woman, unarmed, a 14-year Air Force veteran, who was shot and killed by Capitol police last January when dozens of protesters got rowdy, broke windows and doors, and vandalized parts of the building.

Democrats over and over have claimed the events that day as worse than 9/11 and a true threat to the future of American government.

Babbitt was shot and killed as she climbed through a broken interior window.

Congress and federal and local authorities kept secret for months before finally revealing that her killer was U.S. Capitol Officer Michael Byrd, and then they quickly confirmed he would face no punishment for killing her.

Now government watchdog Judicial Watch has confirmed it filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for its records relating to her death.

Unruh went on to effectively endorse death threats against the law enforcement officer who shot her, Michael Byrd, by uncritically quoting Babbitt's widow lashing out at Byrd for notiong he's gotten death threats from far-right activsts of the kind that invaded the Capitol. He even served up some boilerplate seeking to justify all the violence:

It happened when Congress was scheduled to – and did – adopt the electoral results that turned over the White House to Joe Biden. Those results raised enough questions that there were lawsuits in dozens of states, and there continue to be audits, or plans for them, in several states.

What is not in question, however, is that local and state officials during the 2020 count violated the U.S. Constitution by arbitrarily ignoring or changing state laws regarding elections. The Constitution allows only state lawmakers to do that. One state investigation already has produced evidence that supports that concern.

Further, that there were outside influences on those counts is without doubt, as leftist Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook wealth turned over some $350 million to mostly leftist election officials to help them "run" their operations.

But as actual news organizaitons have noted, Zucerkberg's money was available to any election agency who wanted it, and many took advantage given how chronically underfunded they are and even more so during a pandemic.

Unruh pushed the bogus martyr narrative again in an Oct. 14 article uncritically repeating claims from the highly biased Judicial Watch that there was "no good reason" for anyone to shoot Babbitt -- never mind that she was part of a mob that had broken through a door and was trying to advance. Unruh again tried to justify mob violence:

Babbitt was among those who entered the building, sometimes through broken doors and windows, sometimes through doors held open by security officers, that day. They were protesting the plans for Congress to adopt the suspicious 2020 presidential election race results that gave the White House to Joe Biden.

Those results still remain the subject of various audits that focus on, among other allegations, the fact that state and local officials sometimes changed state law for ballots even though they were not authorized to do that. Further, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg handed out nearly $420 million to two activist groups that then turned the money over to local elections officials with instructions that they use it mostly for recruiting voters from Democrat neighborhoods, an investigation revealed.

Unruh won't even accurately call what happened on Jan. 6 a riot or even an insurrection; instead, he laughably underplayed things by describing it as a "ruckus."

Posted by Terry K. at 12:22 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 9:51 AM EST

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