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Two men who posed next to the words “murder the media” graffitied onto a door during last week’s Capitol insurrection say they are citizen journalists working for an outlet named Murder the Media, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Nicholas Ochs and a man identifying himself to the paper as “Dick NeCarlo,” had joined crowds during the Capitol riot on January 6, where hundreds of pro-Trump insurrectionists broke into the building to protest the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.
The House impeached President Donald Trump on Wednesday for “incitement to insurrection,” for his encouragement of the mob.
Ochs is the leader of the Hawaii chapter of the Proud Boys, a group known for white nationalist, anti-Muslim, and misogynist rhetoric, and which is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Och was later arrested by the FBI in connection with the break-in.
Ochs also made a failed run for Congress as a Republican in the last election, gaining the support of Roger Stone, the conservative political strategist whom Trump pardoned last month.
During the Capitol riot, Ochs and NeCarlo livestreamed the events and posted a selfie, grinning and flashing a thumbs up next to the “murder the media” sign.
The selfie can be seen here on the left-hand side of a compilation of photos of the pair posted to social media:
enrique tarrio may have been arrested and booted out of dc, but the proud boys were part of the storming of the US Capitol. Here’s Nick Ochs, a failed Hawaii state legislature candidate and member of the ‘Murder the Media’ collective. Yes, its exactly what it sounds like pic.twitter.com/Gi0bTc4ZWf
— (((ben))) (@btdecker) January 6, 2021
But NeCarlo, who did not give his real name, insisted to the Los Angeles Times that …read more
Source:: Business Insider