“Vandag nege maande gelede – op Jan.. 6, 2021 – 'n woedende skare het die V.S. Kapitool. Ek het vandag in die kompleks rondgeloop en dit was baie rustig. Soos jy weet, die veiligheidsheining is weg – ten minste vir nou,” Blitzer wrote in the tweet, including a stern selfie with the Capitol in the background.
Critics were quick to mock Blitzer, with some jokingly referring to him as “dapper” and calling his tweet “important work.” Another critic claimed that reporters seemed to celebrate each month since Jan. 6 “like it’s a high school relationship.”
“Six months ago today – I ate a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. It was delicious. I also had a bowl today and it was still just as delicious, but a little stale. Soos jy weet, I may buy another box or two. That is all – for now,” een geskryf het, mocking Blitzer’s solemn tone.
Others claimed that “literally no one cared” oor die “herdenking” except for those in the government and those attempting to spread propaganda, while another joked about Blitzer’s need to include a picture of himself in the tweet.
“Januarie 6 is like an idol for these people and something they saw as a good thing (for their profession and worldview to make broad stereotypes about tens of millions on the right). Met ander woorde, journos like Wolf need more hobbies and things that make them genuinely happy,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck wrote, while others mockingly compared Blitzer’s remembrance of Jan. 6 to the storming of the beaches of Normandy.
Once suggested Blitzer should try visiting Portland, Oregon, where a number of riots targeting a federal building took place earlier this year. Others jokingly said they were glad Blitzer was safe while walking around the Capitol.