It is no exaggeration to say the events of January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC have already taken on almost mythical proportions. Thanks to an establishment media, then-President Donald Trump and his supporters have been portrayed as savage insurrectionists hell-bent on overthrowing the federal government and destroying the republic. Following the pro-Trump demonstration on Capitol Hill that day, a wave of hysteria swept across newsrooms and editors’ offices throughout the US. But, of course, it was all fake – or so any rational person might have hoped. What one journalist from The New York Times recently revealed, however, is that at least some of the ivory tower elitists may in fact have come to believe the fiction they helped to create.
Matthew Rosenberg has won a Pulitzer Prize during his tenure as national security correspondent for The New York Times. Few people on the political left would question what he had to say about that day in the nation’s capital, one would assume. After all, Rosenberg was there to witness the revolutionary rage of the outgoing president’s followers as they laid siege to the seat of government of the free world.
That’s where Project Veritas comes in. Known for epic undercover exposés that catch unsuspecting leftists expressing their true feelings or explaining the real agendas behind various plots, Project Veritas recently got Rosenberg, on video, venting his disdain for colleagues who seemingly had convinced themselves that the Jan. 6 protest really was as traumatic as Trump’s political enemies had determined to paint it.
NYT Reporters Roasted
During videotaped conversations with an undercover reporter from Project Veritas, Rosenberg recounted his interactions with NYT colleagues and his feelings about their overdramatic reaction to the events of Jan. 6: “I know I’m supposed to be traumatized, but like, all these colleagues who were in the [US Capitol] and they’re young and are like ‘Oh my God it was so scary!’ I’m like, ‘f-ck off,’” he recalled. “I’m like, come on, it’s not the kind of place I can tell someone to man up but I kind of want to be like, ‘dude come on, you were not in any danger.’” Cleary disgusted with the reaction from his fellow reporters, Rosenberg didn’t hold back: “These f–king little dweebs who keep going on about their trauma. Shut the f-ck up.”
Interestingly, Rosenberg also claims there were “a ton of FBI informants among the people who attacked the Capitol.” One can only assume, as Brodigan, writing for Louder with Crowder, points out, that the national security correspondent for The New York Times had some inside information that lends credibility to such a statement.
Assuming Rosenberg is being completely honest about the reactions of his fellow reporters, one question must be asked: Are these so-called journalists so entirely devoted to their political narrative that the trauma they experienced is psychosomatic, or are they really that fragile? In decades past – and even in present times – reporters filed stories from actual war zones as bullets, missiles, and artillery shells rained down and human beings were slaughtered around them. Had those men and women described their experiences as traumatic, no honest person would have questioned their sincerity. In comparison, the Jan. 6 affair was barely a scuffle.
The power of the media is truly a two-edged sword, being both an indispensable vehicle for public information and a dreadful – even sinister – conduit for deception, lies, and wholly unjustified fearmongering. The Jan. 6 protest resulted in no extensive destruction, looting, or vandalism, and only two fatalities can be directly attributed to violence. Both were individuals protesting the reported outcome of the 2020 presidential election who died at the hands of Capitol Police officers – one known and one suspected.
Mr. Rosenberg unwittingly revealed what most Trump supporters have known for some time: The agents of the Fourth Estate – a moniker that rings especially true today – are, for the most part, wholly dedicated to furthering the establishment narrative, even to the point of buying into their own hype.
~ Read more from Graham J. Noble.