They assembled in their thousands. Trump wound them up with a typically inflammatory address, culminating in a call to march on the Capitol.
The mob proceeded to besiege and break into the home of US democracy. They surged through the corridors, threatening to hang Pence and the Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.
Several security guards were killed…
The actual number of “security guards” killed was zero. This howler indicates that Turnbull didn’t do any in-depth – heck, even cursory – reading on the hyper-ballyhooed event. Obviously, he only took in a sampling of fake news tweets. Even more remarkable: the Guardian article is actually the new foreword to the paperback edition of Turnbull’s book, A Bigger Picture. None of the editorial staff at Hardie Grant Books noticed.