What happened on Jan. 6 in Washington was a riot and is rightly being called such by media and politicians. Calling what took place an insurrection, however, is an escalation in terms that isn’t accurate or warranted. Are we going to charge all of the rioters with sedition or treason? I’m not sure we should.
We do have to be honest. Corporate media did not classify the severe rioting perpetuated by leftist extremists in 2020 as insurrections or even riots. They were called “violent protests” or, more often, simply “protests.” Indeed, Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris bailed out rioters.
The left-wing-dominated legacy media called the left-wing riots uprisings, protests, violent protests, civil unrest, racial unrest, and “America’s racial reckoning.” In sum, it called those riots just about everything but riots.
When right-wing rioters do things similar to what left-wing rioters do, we call the actions riots (as we should). Although it seems fair to argue that rioters vandalizing the U.S. Capitol