WATCH: FBI Arrests Blaze Reporter Over January 6 Reporting | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Mairead Elordi.

    The FBI arrested a Blaze Media journalist who frequently reports on the January 6 Capitol riot, putting the investigative journalist on full display for a "perp walk" even after he turned himself in to authorities.

    The arrest, captured on video and posted by TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck, shows a handcuffed and jacket-less Steve Baker being escorted by FBI agents from a building to a car.

    Baker was charged with four misdemeanors related to his reporting at the U.S. Capitol back on January 6, 2021.


    The four charges are knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a capitol building; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building.

    Earlier this week, the FBI ordered Baker to surrender himself on Friday morning. Baker said the FBI told him to arrive at the field office in "shorts and sandals," but he arrived in a suit and tie instead.

    Baker announced back in December that he expected the Justice Department to charge him over his reporting on January 6. On Tuesday, he spoke out about his upcoming arrest, stating that he was required to turn himself in at 7 a.m. and that he would be transported to the Dallas courthouse for a 10 a.m. hearing before the magistrate.

    "My attorneys have also been assured by the gov. that this will be an 'in and out' affair and that they have 'no intention' of detaining me," Baker said. "But, rather than issuing a simple order to appear, they seem to feel the need to give me a dose of the personal humiliation treatment."

    Beck, who is also the co-founder of Blaze Media, expressed his support for Baker on Friday.

    "When the United States government can come after individuals, that's when you know our republic is crumbling. I've always said that if they can go after Donald Trump, they will go after people like you and me. And now they are. But Steve Baker is not deterred, and neither are we," Beck wrote in an op-ed.

    The federal investigation into Baker began before he joined The Blaze when he was an independent journalist.

    The charging documents against Baker reference a YouTube video in which he allegedly said he followed rioters into former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office on January 6.

    In that video, Baker said the "only thing I regret" is that he did not steal computers because "God knows what I could've found," according to the documents.

    "They got Pelosi's office and it couldn't happen to a more deserving b****," Baker said in the video, according to the documents.

    In another video that Baker allegedly recorded outside the Capitol, he said, "Look out your windows b****es, look what's coming," the documents note.

    Later in a local news interview, Baker said he was "quite excited to see this going on," adding, "Do I approve of what happened today? I approve 100%."


    Baker said in an interview this week that it is "common" for law enforcement to allow the press to cross a police line to document events of public interest.

    He accused the government of "selective prosecution," saying that dozens of other reporters entered the Capitol on January 6.

    Since January 6, Baker's reporting on January 6 questioned whether a Capitol Police officer perjured himself in the trial of the Oath Keepers. He has also written an article questioning another Capitol Police officer's account of January 6.

Considering what real news is available for all to witness, and in great specificity, should one pursue what is true outside of the channeled realm of the corrupt corporate /legacy media, and: Is Institutionalized Corruption real, and is it a hindrance to sustaining our Constitutional Republic now, and for future generations of American citizens?
  Not sure
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It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
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Considering that the 2024 Presidential Election has fully begun, and the Biden Administration has consequently fully weaponized the Biden DOJ /FBI to attack all political opponents under the penalty of felonious judgement for many of the same alleged crimes, or worse, committed by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden himself: Are you comfortable with this level of overt corruption within the Executive Branch?
  Yes; if Democratic Socialists are to complete the remaking of this "Democracy," the End will Always Justify the Means.
  No; in a Constitutional Republic, the Rule of Law is paramount, which means the law MUST be administered evenly
  Who cares; I am just so ambivalent to all this grown-up stuff.
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Considering the current overwhelming obstacles inflicting stress upon America's working class: rampant inflation; energy insecurity; supply chain turmoil; banking failures; foreign policy disasters; government corruption; (DEI) Diversity Equity Inclusion narrative, with WOKE extremes practiced; Climate Change ideology; intractable crime wave in Leftist cities; wide open border by executive design; a permanently discredited Legacy Media; failed or failing education industry, just to name a few of the many: Who should Americans blame?
  Donald J. Trump
  Joseph R. Biden
  Leftist controlled Congress for the last 4 years.
  Bloated, incompetent bureaucracy weaponized and poorly managed
  The electorate, US, for putting these fools in elected office that utterly fail
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( March 27th, 2024 @ 8:50 pm )
The politically corrupt FBI (Follows Bidens Instructions) twisted the facts in this case to claim that, Bobbie, but it is BS. This is another attack on "unapproved" media.

In contrast there is video of a known ANTIFA leader, dressed in Trump garb, entering the Capitol, repeatedly shouting "burn it down" and he has not been charged. Liberal agitators / infiltrators get a free pass while legitimate conservative journalists get persecuted.
Big Bob said:
( March 27th, 2024 @ 1:26 pm )
He crossed the line to participation.
( March 27th, 2024 @ 12:17 pm )
The Biden gestapo glossed over the fact that he was a journalist and was reporting. What they are trying to do is punish independent journalists who might dispute the official narrative, the party line of the Biden White House and Pelosi Democrats. This is just another of the many Biden / Democrat attacks on freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Van Zant said:
( March 27th, 2024 @ 12:11 pm )
It's freedom of speech as long as you don't say too much.
Big Bob said:
( March 27th, 2024 @ 10:34 am )
My point: he wasn't arrested for reporting. If he had, I would be with you on this. He was arrested for participating.

If MAGA wants support, start by telling the truth.
( March 27th, 2024 @ 7:57 am )
ANother Stalin Show Trial. He will "have his day" is a corrupt Washington, DC kangaroo court. Jan.6 was a Democrat set up, engineered by Pelosi who refused to allow adequate security for the Capitol, hoping something like this would happen. Then there were the instigators like Ray Epps they salted in the crowd.
Big Bob said:
( March 27th, 2024 @ 12:55 am )
Back on plant earth, it turns out Steve was arrested for participating in the Jan. 5 insurrection, not reporting on it. He will have his day in court.

"After the riot erupted, Baker entered the Capitol through a broken door and joined the mob at the barricaded doors to the House chamber, according to an FBI agent’s affidavit. Shipley provided The Associated Press with a copy of the affidavit, which wasn’t immediately unsealed.

In another part of the Capitol, the affidavit says, Baker “antagonized” police officers who tried to keep him on the other side of a doorjamb, repeatedly asking, “Are you going to use that (gun) on us?” He remained inside the building for approximately 37 minutes before police led him out of the Capitol, according to the FBI."

MAGA - incapable of telling the truth
( March 27th, 2024 @ 12:03 am )
Taking political prisoners is becoming a right of passage from being a fervent Democratic Socialist to becoming a full-on Non Patriot Leftist.

If a Leftist reporter had been within the walls of the capitol recording the event of January 6th, they would have been hailed as hero. Because this journalist works for a real journalism outlet, this reporter of the record is treated as a political prisoner of the Non Patriot Left.

This is what a corrupt federal government looks like, with the most corrupt president in this nation's history at its head.

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