Wolf Blitzer’s selfie commemorating Jan. 6 has gone viral on the right as a symbol of the mainstream media’s clueless self-importance.
Blitzer tweeted the photo of himself looking serious near the Capitol Wednesday in honor of the nine-month anniversary of the building being stormed by an “angry mob.”
Nine months ago today – on Jan. 6, 2021 – an angry mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. I walked around the complex today and it was very calm. As you know, the perimeter security fence is gone – at least for now. pic.twitter.com/RnZux8JNpX
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) October 6, 2021
- “Might be a personal problem when you celebrate the anniversary every month of January 6 more than your wedding,” quipped social media consultant Caleb Hull.
Others wondered when Blitzer planned to memorialize recent incidents of left-wing political violence, with Rita Panahi, a columnist at Australia’s Herald Sun, recalling CNN’s coverage of 2020’s hugely destructive racial justice riots.
Just here for the ratio. pic.twitter.com/jXU7rRXpqh
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) October 6, 2021
Blitzer, the veteran anchor of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” has more than once made viewers cringe with his interpretation of current events, including on election night 2016 and during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.