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Trump Insurrection Selfies: Sedition Self-Incrimination

January 11, 2021

Trump Insurrection Selfies: Sedition Self-Incrimination

The seditious MAGA insurgents who broke into the U.S. Capitol at the bidding of Donald Trump and killed a police officer are being sought by law enforcement. Photos of the red-hatted terrorists have been posted by the FBI and DC Metropolitan Police, and the public is being asked to identify them. The FBI has even posted wanted photos at bus shelters in the DC metro area.

While a few brave press photographers provided some serious documentation of the domestic terrorists, many more pix were taken and posted by the Trump supporters themselves, bragging on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, DLive, and other social media platforms about their illegal occupation of the Capitol in answer to the president’s call.

The FBI and DC police aren’t the only ones preserving and scrutinizing the Capitol mob social selfies. Activists around the world, digital sleuths, have archived the MAGA-brag trophy pix before they could be taken down, and have been scrutinizing them since last Wednesday. One of the bigger finds so far was retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock, Jr., identified by John Scott-Railton at The Citizen Lab and outed by The New Yorker

Insurrectionists have scattered, but arrests on Federal and District charges are mounting. Before Instagramming the boys back home, those White Supremicist Christian warriors should have recalled Proverbs 16:18, “‘Hold my beer’ goeth before a fall,” and suchlike.

More:

“Thanks For the Evidence, You Seditious Dweebs,” Whitney Kimball and Tom McKay, Gizmodo

“The Pro-Trump Mob Was Doing It For The ’Gram,” Elamin Abdelmahmoud, BuzzFeed News

“The Instagram Insurrection,” Brian Kahn, Gizmodo

“More Capitol rioters in viral posts arrested, senator urges social media providers to keep data,” Rich McKay, Reuters

“The Capitol rioters put themselves all over social media. Now they’re getting arrested.” Sara Morrison, Vox

“Local Police Departments Investigate Whether Their Officers Took Part in Capitol Riot,” Andrea Noble, Route Fifty

“Off-duty police, firefighters under investigation in connection with U.S. Capitol riot,” Maria Caspan, Reuters

“At least 25 domestic terrorism cases opened as result of assault on Capitol: lawmaker,” Andrea Shalal and David Shepardson, Reuters

Updates:

“Anne Arundel police officer suspended while department investigates possible involvement in Capitol insurrection,” Lilly Price, Capital Gazette

“US Capitol Building Riot: Justice Dept. Pursues at Least 150 Suspects,” Katie Benner and Adam Goldman, New York Times

“Who were they? Records reveal Trump fans who stormed Capitol,” Michael Biesecker,
Michael Kunzelman, Gillian Flaccus, and Jim Mustian, Associated Press

“Archivists Are Mining Parler Metadata to Pinpoint Crimes at the Capitol,” Jason Koebler and Joseph Cox, Motherboard

“MAGA Civil War shirts, a Camp Auschwitz hoodie, and other extremist merchandise was on full display at the Capitol riot,” Hilary George-Parkin, Vox

“‘Trump said I could’: One possible legal defense for accused rioters,” Teri Kanefield and Mark Reichel, Washington Post

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The YouTube Collection

April 1, 2018

You can own it all with The YouTube Collection. Introduced April 1, 2012.

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Infomercials Are the New Press Conferences

November 22, 2016

Infomercials Are the New Press Conferences

SUBJECTS OF THE UNITED STATES: Donald J. Trump speaks to you directly — without the no good, dishoneststinkin’LYING MEDIA and their pesky questions — in a daily screencast in ENGLISH. At the mobile phone alert, stop all other activities and attend to your device. This is COMPULSORY. Remember: Guantánamo is not closing.
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Pizza Rat

September 28, 2015

Pizza Rat
Last week New York comedian Matt Little was at the First Avenue subway station waiting for the Canarsie Line when a fellow traveller walked down the stairs carrying a slice of pizza. Nothing unusual about that, except the diner was a rat. Mr. Little recorded a video on his phone, and it’s been watched 6 million times on YouTube:

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Yo Mamma!

May 11, 2013

Mothers Day advice from Mr. T.

Footnotes here, here, and here.

Related:

“10 New Things Science Says About Moms,” Randy Rieland, Smithsonian Magazine blog

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The Internet is Made Out of Cats

September 5, 2012

The Internet is Made Out of Cats

“A cat wearing a short tie plays music on a cat-shaped keyboard (“Pancake Meowsic Video,” 185,459 views). A woman performs sun salutations with a cat on her back (“Cat Loves Yoga,” 1,539 views). A man slaps two cats on an ironing board to the beat of “Atmosphere” (“Cat Slap Joy Division,” 357,605 views; watch this one). (Now, I mean.) Kittens try to keep up with an accelerating treadmill (“Treadmill Kittens,” 3.4 million views). A fat cat walks on an underwater treadmill (“Fat Cat Walking on Underwater Treadmill,” 133,434 views). Two cats cuff at a treadmill in perplexed inquisition (“Cats Try to Understand Treadmill,” 1.9 million views). Search YouTube for “cat treadmill” and see how many results there are. Or, actually, don’t.”

— “In Search of the Living, Purring, Singing Heart of the Online Cat-Industrial Complex,” Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Wired

Cat videos are central to our cultural ethos. They were invented in 1894 by the father of the American entertainment industry, Thomas Edison:

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Welcome to the Olympics

July 24, 2012

Welcome to the Olympics

London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomes you to the 2012 Olympic Games in this video by CassetteBoy:

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The YouTube Collection

April 1, 2012

Available April 1, 2012.

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Herman Cain’s Smoking Gun

October 26, 2011

Herman Cain's Smoking Gun

Herman Cain’s hired gun, Chief of Staff Mark Block, a former employee of the Koch brothers’ AFP fined in 1997 for violating state campaign laws, smokes. That’s what he does in a strange campaign video that has gone viral.

Some see this as confirmation that the Cain campaign is just blowing smoke, but Mr. Cain has a long friendship with Big Tobacco. In his years as a high-powered Washington lobbyist, a career curiously ignored by his supporters, he made the National Restaurant Association a national powerhouse with money from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco and big alcohol companies. The price: Mr. Cain fought smoking bans in bars and laws lowering alcohol blood levels for drunk driving.

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Earthquake Aftershock

August 24, 2011

For your post-earthquake dining and dancing pleasure, Eilen Jewell performs a classic 1960 song by Johnny Kidd.

Related:

“Sheet Music of the Week: All Shook Up Edition,” Pat Padua, In The Muse blog, Library of Congress

“At least 5 aftershocks registered after East Coast quake,” AP via USA Today

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