Dear Reporters: The Capitol Riot Was Not 9/11

Pro-Trump protesters storm into the Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
And the story is not about the media.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here is a faction of the news media that seems stuck on January 6. They need to get some perspective. And political hucksters who claim that the Capitol riot was worse than the September 11 attacks deserve all the derision they get.

One symptom of the January 6 fixation is a recent Vice article entitled, “‘So, So Angry’: Reporters Who Survived the Capitol Riot Are Still Struggling.” A sampling:

The emotional scars are still there. Six months after their office was attacked, the Capitol Hill press corps is grappling with how to cover the insurrection’s fallout, as well as its impact on

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