New York Times reporter admits Jan. 6 protests were exaggerated

FILE - A sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building on May 6, 2021 in New York. The New York Times Co. is buying sports site The Athletic for $550 million, drilling down on subscriptions as the newspaper print ads business fades. The Athletic covers national and local sports — more than 200 teams, according to the Times

FILE - A sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building on May 6, 2021 in New York. The New York Times Co. is buying sports site The Athletic for $550 million, drilling down on subscriptions as the newspaper print ads business fades. The Athletic covers national and local sports — more than 200 teams, according to the Times' press release. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

FILE – A sign for The New York Times hangs above the entrance to its building on May 6, 2021 in New York. The New York Times Co. is buying sports site The Athletic for $550 million, drilling down on subscriptions as the newspaper print ads business fades. The Athletic covers national and local sports — more than 200 teams, according to the Times’ press release. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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UPDATED 9:41 AM PT – Thursday, March 10, 2022

A New York Times reporter was caught admitting the coverage of the January 6 protest was over exaggerated. During an undercover Project Veritas video released on Wednesday, New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg was captured criticizing the left’s reaction to the Capitol Hill protests and even mocking some of his colleagues who were “emotionally scarred.”

In the video, Rosenberg is seen privately ranting about the news establishment’s continuous coverage of the event while calling it “overblown in its reliance on fear and trauma.” He commented that he “was so over it at this point.” Rosenberg witnessed the protests first hand, admitting there were FBI informants among the people who attacked the capitol.

The undercover conversation covered how journalists pitched January 6 pieces for the New York Times, revealing they were obligated to keep up the polarizing narrative between left and right wing politics. The reporter confessed the capitol protests was not an organized event despite what he and left wing media outlets led the public to believe.

“The left’s reaction to it (January 6), in some places, was so over the top,” he stated. “It was like me and two other colleagues who were there, who were outside, and we were just having fun…we were not in any danger.”

As the conversation progressed, Rosenberg spoke on the divide between reporters at the left leaning paper, saying he’s not impressed with the writing quality of his some of colleagues. He also elaborated how ivy league schools and liberal ideas have seeped into the work of journalists, acknowledging the woke generation is getting worse.



Furthermore, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe later confronted Rosenberg about his remarks to which Rosenberg replied he “absolutely stands by his comments.”

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