Conservative satirical website The Babylon Bee published a video on Monday mocking the federal government’s use of FBI informants at the Capitol riot in January days after the New York Times admitted that there were indeed FBI informants involved.
“The plan is simple,” an actor sporting a Miller Lite-themed Trump shirt says. “We break into the Capitol building. We infiltrate the government, and we kidnap the speaker of the House.”
“And this is Garth Henderson speaking,” he continues, with the group standing in front of a Confederate flag alongside a portrait of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., doodled with devil horns.
At this point in the sketch, one of the five ringleaders blows his cover to arrest “Henderson” and the others.
But then one by one, each character reveals himself as an undercover agent of the FBI engaged in the same plot they had first sought to prevent.
“What do you know, we were all FBI agents the whole time,” one remarks after tensions die down.
“So what do you want to do with all this stuff then?” asks another as the group looks at their plans and ammo spread across the table.
“Well, we did put a lot of effort into that plot,” says the first who broke cover. “Shame to waste it.”
The clip finishes with the front page of “The Objective Times” reading “Right-Wing Terrorists Attack Capitol Building.”
Albeit corny, the content from the Christian satire site includes far more comedic flavor than the bizarre scenes on late-night television this week.
The saddest part is the poor bastard probably still thinks he’s a comedian.
— Tyler Cardon (@TyCardon) September 29, 2021
The Bee’s video came on the heels of The New York Times admitting on Friday that an FBI informant was present at the Capitol riot nine months ago. The paper’s reporting on FBI activity has become routine — with similar revelations in the aftermath of the Bundy siege in Oregon and the Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot — that it’s rendered such stories entirely predictable.
The presence of FBI informants at the “Justice for Jan. 6” rally in Washington, D.C., earlier this month was nearly certain. Law enforcers appeared to outnumber actual participants anyway.
LOL it really was the Spiderman meme. https://t.co/RRXr5t8Xmw
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 19, 2021
While The New York Times only confirmed the presence of two informants at the Capitol in January, there were likely more considering the agency stacked the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge with at least 15 in a crowd of a few hundred. The crowd at the U.S. Capitol totaled several thousand.