No, Via Getty is not the name of the US Capitol rioter who stole the lecturn

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2021/01/07/no-via-getty-is-not-the-name-of-the-us-capitol-rioter-who-stole-the-podium.html

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And his house is at 39°50′N 98°35′W.

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pushes up glasses with one finger

I believe it’s a “lectern.”

runs away

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I bet these people also wonder why so many people in the news are named “Reuters.”

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IT’S A LECTERN!

I’ll never win this battle.

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Insufficient facepalm gifs, starting with Lizza’s twitter account.

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A lot of the so-called “insurrectionists” were actually foreign agents. This one guy, Agence France-Presse, was all over the place.

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He looks very red

I think you’ll find that this is the guy in question.

I don’t know how to account for his fondness for lecterns but whatever, we don’t kink shame here.

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THANK YOU!

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FUCK YOU! (jk)

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So is it not Chip Gaines?

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LOL. Facepalm…

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I swear to Dog, when I saw this photo last night, he looks so much like a guy I grew up with I had to Google his name. When we were in our 20s, he worked as an intern for our then GOP state legislator for his House run (which he won). I don’t think it was him, but I honestly can’t tell.

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He looks like that guy that dons the hippie wig and does youtube comedy videos

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Yeah. And his brother Courtesy Reuters.

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Oh, wait, I see your credit line now. So you’re saying the PHOTOGRAPHER was Via Getty. Whew, okay, totally makes sense now. Maybe they can ask Via Getty who the guy with the lectern was then? Maybe he signed a release or something.

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fun fact: the instagram handle of geddy lee of rush is “geddyimages.”

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Almost as much as other recent events, this makes me truly despair at the future of our democracy. :woman_facepalming:t2:

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