This ITV News report about the Capitol Hill riots went viral because it’s so brilliantly done
You will already know about the extraordinary scenes in America as Donald Trump supporters invaded the US Capitol in Washington DC in a bid to overturn the election result.
The angry mob stormed the building, smashing windows and breaking down security barriers, before making their way into the seat of US legislation.
One woman was shot by police and three other people have died, according to the latest reports.
Donald Trump, who was suspended from Twitter for 12 hours after once again making false allegations about electoral fraud, has since said pledged a ‘peaceful transition’ – yeah, right – but still refuses to accept the election result.
One news report in particular went wildly viral, by ITV News Washington correspondent Robert Moore.
It’s brilliantly put together and an extraordinary watch. No matter how much you’ve seen of the riots, you haven’t seen it presented quite like this, and it’s well worth seven minutes of your time today.
— ITV News (@itvnews) January 6, 2021
And here are just some of the many things people were saying about it.
Brilliant fearless reporting – inside the building , inside the minds of the protestors. https://t.co/UPvKj1DTrk
— emily m (@maitlis) January 7, 2021
This is a masterpiece. https://t.co/TCQlbMOX4C
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) January 6, 2021
This is as excellent a piece of real time, television news reporting as I’ve ever seen. Just sensational. https://t.co/FoTqB9r1zW
— nick wright (@getnickwright) January 7, 2021
Worth watching from start to finish. https://t.co/ZOrOzrZC3t
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) January 7, 2021
— Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) January 6, 2021
— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) January 6, 2021
— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) January 6, 2021
Such a skilled report https://t.co/WSd2oE4XzD
— Marina Hyde (@MarinaHyde) January 7, 2021
This is a sensational piece of TV reporting. https://t.co/V5S8rir1Om
— Lewis Goodall (@lewis_goodall) January 6, 2021
This is phenomenal journalism https://t.co/FB025dqF9D
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) January 6, 2021
Here’s what the British audience heard from the correspondent in this report: “America’s long journey as a stable democracy appears to be in genuine doubt.” https://t.co/XRCvfU2vp6
— Charlie Mahtesian (@PoliticoCharlie) January 7, 2021
And finally …
Worth pointing out that @robertmooreitv becomes the first Brit among a group to storm the US Capitol since 1812
— Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) January 7, 2021