Several days ago the New York Times jerked off Ray Epps on their own front page. There is no other way to put it: the New York Times portrayed Ray Epps as the victim of hostile right-wing forces trying to submerge him in their conspiracy theory that he was instrumental in getting the J6 attack to happen. Truly.
NEW YORK TIMES: A Trump Backer’s Downfall as the Target of a Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theory: Ray Epps became the unwitting face of an attempt by pro-Trump forces to promote the baseless idea that the F.B.I. was behind the attack on the Capitol.
Here is the unwitting Ray Epps being “swept along in a crowd”:
Note: An earlier version of this essay identified a man sauntering in the foreground of the first few seconds as being Ray Epps. Further analysis strongly suggests this is not the case. The publisher believes Ray Epps is the man on the balustrade for the last 10 seconds facing backwards to the crowd and yelling, “Yeah! Yeah!”