Claim they are battling “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories”
Thomas More The Hill February 23, 2021
House lawmakers on Wednesday will examine the role misinformation on cable news played in the Jan. 6 insurrection in a hearing that will test the boundaries between congressional oversight, regulation and issues of censorship.
Representatives of Fox News have already complained about the premise, saying it “sets a terrible precedent” when members of Congress “highlight political speech they do not like.” Newsmax also decried the hearing as “an attack on free speech and basic First Amendment rights,” adding that the event “should send chills down the spines of all Americans.”
LOS ANGELES, California, February 23, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — In a recent interview with Michelle Malkin, Dr. Simone Gold, founder of American Frontline Doctors (AFLD) discussed the lack of authentic informed consent with regards to experimental vaccines, censorship as a “crime against humanity,” and how she was subjected to a massive swat team raid upon her home by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in order to arrest her for being present in the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th.
The Jan. 6 breach on the U.S. Capitol was marked by intelligence breakdowns, senators said in concluding statements following a Tuesday hearing. Their comments came following an hours-long hearing in which former Capitol security officials testified about events related to the breach.
Insisting on factual accuracy does not make one an apologist for the protesters. False reporting is never justified, especially to inflate threat and fear levels.
Glenn Greenwald February 16, 2021
What took place at the Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly a politically motivated riot. As such, it should not be controversial to regard it as a dangerous episode. Any time force or violence is introduced into what ought to be the peaceful resolution of political conflicts, it should be lamented and condemned.
But none of that justifies lying about what happened that day, especially by the news media. Condemning that riot does not allow, let alone require, echoing false claims in order to render the event more menacing and serious than it actually was. There is no circumstance or motive that justifies the dissemination of false claims by journalists. The more consequential the event, the less justified, and more harmful, serial journalistic falsehoods are.
Allana Durkin Richer Michael Balsamo Associated Press February 8, 2021
WASHINGTON — A man who authorities say is a leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group and helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the attack last month at the U.S. Capitol has held a top-secret security clearance for decades and previously worked for the FBI, his attorney said Monday.
As House managers lay out their case for impeachment, questions arise about who instigated the protest on January 6. One America’s Jack Posobiec recently sat down with Michael Yon, a war correspondent with years of experience studying tactics of Antifa and other groups. Posobiec asks Yon to compare what he has seen in other countries to the scenes at the capitol. Here’s what he had to say.
As time winds down to former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, Democrats may be avoiding one chilling argument. One America’s Chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion breaks it down.
Support of America’s 45th President may soon be “domestic terrorism”
There is a campaign emerging in Washington DC and within the leftist circles to label Trump supporters and critics of the corrupt 2020 presidential election fraud as domestic terrorists, which could potentially justify using military tactics against such political enemies, akin to how alleged foreign “terrorists” were taken out by drone strikes during the George W. Bush and Obama administrations’ “war on terror” abroad. MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace suggests as much in a recent remark on that network.
But this isn’t simply the ramblings of yet another cable news talking head. As the Democrat Congress was debating to strip Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee positions, the Washington Postreports on a serious debate in Congress over probable legislation that will formalize a US government declaration of war on Trump supporters: