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Old 13.01.2021, 17:10
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Re: Trump or Biden .Who you got?

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I've no more expertise than you pretend to. From a quick scan of articles it appears different experts see it differently.

Googled coup vs riot. The top few articles, I've no idea the leanings of the below.

QZ - Biden calls it an insurrection, others call it a coup, nobody agrees.
Washington Post - Insurrection not a coup
NYT- Coup attempt
FP - Not a coup but looks like one.

I'm guessing coup sounds cooler than insurrection.
If it makes you happy, I am OK to go with following Congress by using insurrection, not a coup.

I believe agreeing on our understanding of what they actually did and where is more important than choosing the best descriptive word.

The DOJ is talking about hundreds of prosecutions so better to wait a while to see the outcome.
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