Coverage of January 6 riots reaches overkill

Jacob Anthony Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, of Arizona, poses with his face painted in the colors of the U.S. flag as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump gather in Washington, D.C., January 6, 2021. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters)

February 6, 2022: 13 months to the day since January 6. Team coverage.  New footage.

March 6, 2022: Jake Tapper hosts a three-hour special: 14 Months Since January 6. New footage.

April 6, 2022: The Real Story of January 6, a nine-hour documentary about a six-hour event, debuts on MSNBC. New footage.

May 6, 2022: The New York Times republishes its “Every Day Is January 6” column, because it really is. Even when it’s May 6.

June 6, 2022: America, prepare to mourn. A dark milestone has been reached. It has been 18 months since January 6. Flood-the-zone CNN coverage. New footage.

July 6, 2022: Oops. Wolf Blitzer: “CNN has learned that June 6, 2022, was actually only the 17-month point. Now back to our round-the-clock coverage.” Plus new footage that’s different from last month’s new footage. This footage is only of a cleaning lady putting things to rights the next morning, but still.

August 6, 2022: Special bulletin to interrupt summer vacation: “It has now been a full 19 months since January 6. Anderson Cooper is here with the story. Anderson, I understand you have new footage of a different cleaning lady?”

September 6, 2022: Rachel Maddow triumphantly takes up all of MSNBC prime time with a three-hour special explaining a convoluted theory that Vladimir Putin secretly colluded with Donald Trump on January 6. She cites unidentified sources, and they are definitely not Democrats.

October 6, 2022: CNN and MSNBC go over January 6 one more time as they both get defeated in the ratings by a rerun of a 1976 episode of Match Game on an obscure cable network called “Buzzr.”

 

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