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This is Why You Can’t Take Coverage of January 6th Seriously
Justice Samuel Alito and his family are in hiding.
Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh have had protestors outside their homes day and night. The other conservative justices are also being harassed.
On Twitter, progressives are calling for the assassination of Supreme Court Justices and Twitter is not turning off their accounts.
A progressive group started circulating online a map of where all the conservative justices live.
Can you imagine the press coverage if it was conservatives showing up at homes of progressive justices?
I’ve written critically of what happened on January 6th and condemned it. I repeatedly wrote critically of President Trump always seeking to fan flames instead of calming them, including when he walked across Lafayette Park to the church and held up a Bible.
It needs to be noted that many of the members of the media, pundit class, elected Democrats, and progressive activists who were furious then are either silent now or refusing to condemn this hostility to the Supreme Court Justices.
It is very hard to take seriously the condemnatory tone of coverage of January 6th when the same people condemning that will not condemn this.
It is against federal law to attempt to intimidate federal judges. Where is Attorney General Garland? Where is the President? They have the chance to turn down the temperature.
But time and time again, whether it is Alexandria Ocasio Cortez saying the United States is running concentration camps and inspiring a man to firebomb an ICE facility and die or Maxine Waters urging protestors to get violent, etc. the press mostly (not all of them thankfully) turn a blind eye or make excuses.
There is never a reason to protest outside a private residence. I’ve condemned both the right and the left for doing that. The silence of so many on the left at this moment is rather deafening.
For those of you furious about January 6th, if this is how you’re going to act now, you are setting precedents for the post-Christian right you will come to regret.