Mark Steyn on Hypocrisy and ‘Sanctimonious Drivel’ of Media Coverage of U.S. Capitol Chaos

Mark Steyn on Hypocrisy and ‘Sanctimonious Drivel’ of Media Coverage of U.S. Capitol Chaos


Conservative author and commentator Mark Steyn addressed on his website Thursday what he sees as the overwhelming hypocrisy and “sanctimonious drivel” of the continued media coverage of the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

In his trademark acutely witty manner, Steyn observed the high moralistic tone of many in the political class and their allies in the media judging the events of the violence at “the people’s house,” particularly those who stood “on the Capitol’s dignity”:

The media may be sentimental about the Capitol, but in my unscientific survey of my North Country neighbors the people aren’t. Congress has an approval rating that falls somewhere between Isis and child pornographers. Pundits and politicians can wax mawkish about “the people’s house” but you’d be hard-pressed to find one in a thousand citizens who’s ever used those words in a non-contemptuous sense – and most of the other 999 would

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