June 8, 2022

"The hearings starting Thursday will feature a documentary filmmaker who has new video evidence of the violent mob assault incited by Donald Trump..."

"... and extensive advance planning among paramilitary-type groups. Riveting material about Trump’s corruption and the GOP’s enabling of it will follow. By contrast, Fox hosts are gearing up to substitute a propagandistic alternative story in which the only real victims related to Jan. 6 and the hearings are Trump and his supporters. House Republicans allied with Trump will manufacture material for this disinformation push designed to keep the truth from the base at all costs."

Writes Greg Sargent in "Fox News’s blackout of Jan. 6 points to a hidden crisis for Democrats" (WaPo).

A propagandistic alternative story or an alternative propagandistic story?

48 comments:

Joe Smith said...

'"... and extensive advance planning among paramilitary-type groups.'

I don't doubt it.

But from the video I saw, they were either Antifa or feds...

Chris N said...

If you had alternatives to NYT/WaPo, Althouse, would you switch?

What are your necessary criteria?

-Beat reporting
-Factual accuracy and a means to determine factual accuracy over time
-Getting your readership to understand its ideological opponents and add value to the discussion?

The technology has undercut their entire business model. Like most good liberal idealists, they've been co-opted by loud ideological true-believers (as have many university administrations, most of the Democrats, and many of our institutions)

I submit you've got to stick and move.

Sebastian said...

"A propagandistic alternative story or an alternative propagandistic story?"

Or an act of #Resistance.

rcocean said...

The fact its "Show" complete with video, special effects and dancing girls, shows its propagnda and a waste of time. If they had actual hard Written evidence that made Trump look bad, it would've been released the second they found it.

Its amazing how the leftwingers in the MSM and democract party work in perfect lockstop to create these fantasy narratives (with the help of R's like Mittens and Cheney). All the "correct" labels and verbiage is handed out and they all use it. Anyone who disagrees too strongly is banned and deplatformed.

Jan 6th was a riot, and very peaceful and minor one compared to the attack on the WHite house in the summer of 2020 or the Leftwing riot during Trump's inaugeral. There's zero evidence Trump was behind it or directed anyone. We've already had a jackoff Impeachment 18 months ago. The D's and Mittens/Sasse/cheney had nothing. They still have nothing.

Drago said...

"... and extensive advance planning among paramilitary-type groups."

Item 1 on the "para-military" (!!!) Checklist: bring no weapons.

You know, just like the real military!

LOL

That incredible buffoon Jamie Raskin has already given the game away, telling interviewers that listeners will have to do a lot if interpolation and imagining to see those solid connections!

Too funny.

This should keep Althouse dolts gadfly and Left Bank going for months with brand new conspiracy theories.

Roger Sweeny said...

Door number 2

Jim at said...

I just noticed the Big 3 networks are canceling regular programming to televise this nothingburger. But, I welcome it.

Feed the left enough rope and they'll eventually hang themselves.

jaydub said...

Well, it's Greg Sargent. What did you expect?

Mike Sylwester said...

A few decades ago, I used to read Soviet newspapers a lot.

I am reminded of their blatant propaganda when I read The Washington Post now.

campy said...

"Out of context! Ignore!"

Oh, I forgot, that's only for Project Veritas videos.

Mike Sylwester said...

An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in an Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics, by Greg Sargent, published in 2018.

The Amazon summary:

.... Sargent sounds an urgent alarm about the deeper roots of our democratic backsliding—and how we can begin to turn things around between now and 2020.

American democracy is facing a crisis as fraught as we’ve seen in decades. Donald Trump’s presidency has raised the specter of authoritarian rule. Extreme polarization and the scorched-earth war between the parties drags on with no end in sight. The recent Kavanaugh confirmation hearings are only the latest example of this, and of the GOP’s continued ability to steamroll the Democrats and their supporters.

At the heart of this dangerous moment is a paradox: It took a figure as uniquely menacing as Trump to rivet the nation’s attention on the fragility of our democracy. Yet the causes of our dysfunction are long-running—they predate Trump, helped facilitate his rise, and, distressingly, will outlast his presidency.

... Sargent reveals why we’ve fallen into the ditch — and how to get out of it. Drawing upon years of research and reporting, he exposes the unparalleled sophistication and ambition of GOP tactics, including computer-generated gerrymandering, underhanded voter suppression, and ever-escalating legislative hardball. We are also plagued by other brutal, seemingly intractable problems such as dismal turnout and powerful, built-in temptations to tilt the political playing field with unscrupulous partisan trickery.

All of this has been accompanied by foreign-government intervention and an unprecedented level of political disinformation that threatens to undermine the very possibility of shared agreement on facts and poses profound new challenges to the media’s ability to inform the citizenry. Yet the Republican Party is only part of the problem. As Sargent provocatively reveals, Democrats share culpability for helping to accelerate this slide.

But our plight is far from hopeless, and Sargent offers a series of doable prescriptions for saving our democracy, including a shift of focus toward state legislatures, creative voter registration policies, innovative approaches to fairer districting, and a new sense of purpose. The result is a book that could not be more essential as we head toward the elections that most matter.

rhhardin said...

It wasn't a violent mob assault nor was it incited, but it's a narrative and it's what half the country wants to live in. It use to be just celebrity marriages.

Temujin said...

Well...I'll be watching the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the NY Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

But if I wasn't, it might be a good time to watch "2000 Mules".

If you think the nation is going to spend one more minute watching Adam Schiff lie to them...well...

Michael K said...

Th "evidence" will be as compelling as the "evidence that Schiff had of Russian collusion.

Amadeus 48 said...

Dems: Send in the fluffers!
Fox News: Two can play that game.

JRoberts said...

The attempt by the Left to require everyone to watch their scripted prime-time J6 hearing is starting to remind me of the scene in "Clockwork Orange" where the main character is strapped to a chair with his eyelids pealed open, forced to watch graphic violence.

Bob Boyd said...

They gots pitchers of witches riding on their brooms and turning people into newts. What more do ya want?
Fox is league with Lucifer.

Will Cate said...

See the dog, see the pony...

Beasts of England said...

’…designed to keep the truth from the base at all costs.’

That’s precious.

Amadeus 48 said...

If you do a Google search for Greg Sargent, the "People also search for" box shows Paul Waldman, Jennifer Rubin, Max Boot, and Nicole Wallace.

'Nuff said.

wendybar said...

BULLSHIT. This is a freaking waste of tax payer money for a stupid show trial to make Nancy feel good about herself after SHE refused the National Guard that Trump requested. The more they cry the more real it is that they stole this election and are covering it up.

n.n said...

The riot was forced by Capitol Hill and DC police summarily pulling the rug from underfoot and attacking the people assembled, accompanied by the "heroic" abortion of an unarmed woman in a prone position after she had tried to calm then escape the rioters. The riot could have been prevented by Pelosi et al approving the President's deployment of National Guard forces to manage the crowd. With embedded governmental belligerents, Jan 6 was a probable Whitmer-event (e.g. planned parent/hood) of conspiratorial collusion with Pelosi et al to deny civil rights, abort audit the vote, and cover-up diverse electoral irregularities, fraud, and disinformation brayed by journolistic, steering, and similar entities.

mikee said...

I look forward to this summer's Antifa, BLM, Pro-Abortion, and other leftist protests. I'm sure the civility bullshit will be deep enough to bury an aircraft carrier.

Tank said...

We continue to be awash in bullshit.

Kevin said...

The Dems are going to present a curated video while blocking the release of the security footage that day.

The legacy media will be shocked, shocked at what is presented.

James K said...

“A propagandistic alternative story or an alternative propagandistic story?”

That’s not even a real question, right? Good turn of phrase, though.

Maynard said...

It is a partisan political documentary/campaign ad that my tax dollars are paying for.

The Left is scared that moderate Democrats will abandon them in droves in the 2022 midterm. That is their target audience with this farce.

narciso said...

interesting the producer david golston, was the one that put the kibosh on amy robach's expose of epstein with prince andrew, epstein's executor went into business with bill gates,

Rusty said...

I bet one thing will not be in the 'show'. When trump offered Nancy Pelosi and the mayor of the DC police national guard assistance and was turned down by both. Why. It's almost like the Dems wanted that to happen.

boatbuilder said...

Wait, what? A faction of GOVERNMENT, in collusion with the extremely powerful media controlled by said faction of GOVERNMENT, presents a "Documentary" as part of a political show trial, but the one major network that doesn't accept that "evidence" at face value is guilty of "propaganda."

Really?

Jupiter said...

"... extensive advance planning among paramilitary-type groups."

He is presumably referring to the Capitol Police. They did kill several people that day, but I don't think they put much planning into it. They just panicked and started killing people.

Gk1 said...

Its hilarious to frame Fox news doing a "black out" when they choose not to waste time on meritless horse shit.

It sounds like the MSM has all of the alphabet networks lined up as well as CNN & MSNBC to showcase this farce. Are they terrified how awful the ratings will be? No one that isn't already a rabid democrat partisan will give two shits and those are dwindling by the week.

Bruce Hayden said...

“BULLSHIT. This is a freaking waste of tax payer money for a stupid show trial to make Nancy feel good about herself after SHE refused the National Guard that Trump requested. The more they cry the more real it is that they stole this election and are covering it up”

Made up - yes. But the purpose is, I think, to keep from being blown out of power this coming November.

Greg The Class Traitor said...

"House Republicans allied with Trump will manufacture material for this disinformation push designed to keep the truth from the base at all costs."

Writes Greg Sargent in "Fox News’s blackout of Jan. 6 points to a hidden crisis for Democrats" (WaPo).

The truth being that House Democrats opposed to Trump will manufacture material for this disinformation push designed to keep the truth from the base at all costs

Projection, thy name is Democrat

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

will they talk about the guy who walked in, thru a open door, stood there - took some photos - left. (didn't harm anyone or anything) - was jailed and harassed legally by the soviet left to the point where he committed suicide.


PB said...

As usual, something fairly worthless to spend time watching. Key moments will be enshrined on Youtube/Twitter.

realestateacct said...

I'd be a lot more sympathetic if the 14,000 hours of recordings of the incident from various public cameras was freely available on the internet. If one side gets to cherry pick and suppress I feel free to ignore them.

Yancey Ward said...

The hearings will be a clown show, with real life clowns.

Josephbleau said...

In the Democrats' presentation, they will have pictures of Trump and Melania with big noses, then they will cut to large rats scurrying from man hole covers in the street.

chuck said...

The mock solemnity of the two impeachments was hilarious. No doubt the upcoming prime time show will be another comedy featuring our favorite clowns. If no one laughs, it will be a dud.

Hunter Biden's tax payer funded Hooker said...

democrats - who are known liars - like for one -ADAM A. Schitt

they must get out in front of the truth and crap all over it.

MikeR said...

Cute article, featuring a discussion between two people who are only interested in how to keep their team from seeing anything but their side of the issue. While pretending that the other team is the one that is only seeing one side.
Crazy how the DOJ has thus far been completely unable to prosecute anyone for more than like trespassing. I'm sure this independent filmmaker will make it clear.

Mason G said...

How long have they been investigating Trump? What have they found so far?

Asking for a friend...

Russell said...

Meanwhile on the New York Times front page on the web you have to scroll quite a bit to find mention of an assassination attempt on a sitting Supreme Court Justice (buried below the inevitable mention of Trump legal troubles and a January 6th editorial because of course).

wendybar said...

Meanwhile Nancy Pelosi's drunk husband walks after driving drunk, and almost killing another man (already killed his 16 year old brother years ago)

Maybe lying Nancy should go to prison herself for REFUSING the National Guard that TRUMP requested that proves HE wasn't planning this...SHE was.

Rusty said...

Documentary, huh? Like a Michael Moore "documentary"? I know one thing. Gadfly is going to eat this with a spoon. His ragged copy of DasCapital in one hand and a blunderbuss in the other. Croaking at the TV,"Fu*king Trump!"

tolkein said...

If there was evidence, we'd know by now.

Paul said...

Hahahaha... just gonna be a Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz snore.

If there was such evidence the FBI and DOJ would have been all over it.

FJB! November is coming!