Vet’s Death on Capitol Hill Ignored

News: US News
by Paul Murano  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 8, 2021   

Media's selective outrage

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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - An unarmed 14-year Air Force veteran was shot by Capitol police, and the media is keeping relatively silent about it.

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Ashli Babbitt

Ashli Babbitt, a woman who spent almost half her life defending the nation in the Air Force and National Guard, was shot Wednesday by a police officer while protesting inside the Capitol building. While the incident is being investigated, most of the media are giving it very little press.

Babbitt's husband does not understand why his unarmed wife was shot and killed by police and is speaking out.

"She was joining up with people, like-minded people, who also loved their president and their country, and she was voicing her opinion and she got killed for it," he told a local Fox affiliate.

Babbitt, a 35-year-old from Ocean Beach, San Diego — who served her country in Afghanistan and Iraq before having tours in Qatar and Kuwait — was a self-proclaimed libertarian and Trump supporter. Bystander video shows she was trying to climb through a broken window in the Capitol building when she was fatally shot in the neck.

Babbitt's brother in law, Justin Jackson, also shared his thoughts with Babbitt's hometown media shortly after the tragic news.

She was joining up with people, like-minded people, who also loved their president and their country, and she was voicing her opinion and she got killed for it.

"Ashli was both loyal as well as extremely passionate about what she believed in," Jackson told San Diego's KNSD-TV. "She loved this country and felt honored to have served in our armed forces."

Her Twitter bio reads that she loved "my dude, my dog, & above all, my country."

Radically Different Perspectives 

Despite the tragedy, most Americans still don't even know her name. This is because most of the media has not questioned the possibility of excessive force and police brutality in the shooting death of Babbitt. They did, however, question very loudly the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner and other police shootings that have elicited riots.


A profile of Babbitt reveals she operated a small business
 

The summer riots enjoyed very different media coverage than did Wednesday's trespassing of the Capitol building. Commentators on both the left and the right came to very different conclusions as if viewing these events through two very different lenses.

Most of the media has not questioned the possibility of excessive force and police brutality in the shooting death of Babbitt.

Rush Limbaugh saw the violent "anarchists" who protested this summer in various cities with the slogan Black Lives Matter as a "guise" to their looting and property destruction. Limbaugh described Wednesday's protesters as those who were simply "fed up" with lies and injustice of the political and media elites:

Yesterday [there were] hundreds of thousands of people — Americans who have gotten tired of being ignored and lied about and smeared as racists by these very Democrats in the media and the popular culture ... Americans who have gotten fed up with having [the] election stolen from them by the Democrats, including the White House. Now they think two more Senate seats have been stolen, and they thought they were going to be stolen even before the election.

Greg Gutfeld of Fox News, in his humorous way, wonders how the calls for unity and peace can materialize so quickly after the election.

So, after four years of pushing hoaxes, calling Trump a Russian asset, we must "accept" this outcome ASAP, even though the process is ongoing with margins thinner than Kate Moss. This, after four years of demonizing anyone not in the resistance ... calling us racist ... accosting people in restaurants ... showing up at our homes and vowing harm if Trump wins again.

On the left, MSNBC shamelessly placed on Facebook a biased picture descriptor of Babbitt: "Ashli Babbitt, a rioter shot and killed in the U.S. Capitol, was an ardent supporter of President Trump who followed and promoted radical conservative activists and leaders of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement, according to her social media profiles."

Debunking Leftist Propaganda

Michelle Obama took the opportunity to make it a racial issue. No mention was made of Babbitt or the fact that police shot an unarmed woman:

What if these rioters looked like the folks that go to Ebenezer Baptist Church every Sunday? What would have been different? I think we all know the answer. This summer's Black Lives Matter protests were an overwhelmingly peaceful movement ... and yet city after city, day by day, we saw peaceful protesters met with brute force.

A person whose Parler handle is Darren parlayed a graphic with a few simple facts that contradicted the former first lady's statement. His graphic compares some of the differences between the summer protests of the Left with the winter protest of the Right.

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Summer protests of the Left vs. the winter protest of the Right


What the blogger didn't mention was the desecration of churches, synagogues, holy statues and secular historical monuments — all in the name of equality last summer. Not a single statue, however, was reported destroyed in the secular halls of the Capitol building Wednesday.

Every serious media outlet called the Capitol break-in inexcusable and are calling for the prosecution of everyone who broke the law. Objective observers wonder, however, why the vast Luciferian media establishment did not call for the same level of justice for all those who broke the law during the summer BLM riots.

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