Double Standard: Mainstream Media Peddles Evidence-Free Accusations of Coordination in Capitol Attack

Liberal media is giving Democrats a pass when peddling baseless conspiracy theories about Republican representatives aiding rioters in the lead-up to the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Few are calling the media out on their double standard.


As Congress and the nation continues to make sense of how the January 6th attack on Capitol Hill unfolded, accusations are flying that rioters had “inside help” from Republican members of Congress.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




  • When reporting on Capitol Police’s investigation into Sherrill’s accusations, OANN characterized the move as Democrats attempting to shift the blame.
  • Republican Congressman Pat Fallon was interviewed by Newsmax regarding the development. Fallon called out the double standard saying “when a liberal makes a comment or a statement or an assertion, then they have to carry weight and have to be taken seriously and looked into — when there’s no evidence whatsoever.”
  • Fox News reports that Sherrill’s accusations are based on seeing people wearing red MAGA hats walking around the Capitol complex while also reporting the outlet received no response when asking the Capitol Police and the Sergeant-at-Arms offices for evidence.


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