We reported Monday on a “bombshell” file from Rolling Stone that, admire many supposed “bombshell” experiences coming from the mainstream media (together with Rolling Stone’s storied history on that front) over the excellent quite lots of years became well-known ado about nothing.
The anonymously sourced “file” centered across the supposed revelation that one of the major most so-known as organizers and planners of the January sixth Trump rally purportedly met with some Republican participants of Congress, where they allegedly “participate[ed] in ‘dozens’ of planning briefings sooner than that day when Trump supporters broke into the Capitol as his election loss to President Joe Biden became being certified.”
As Bonchie accurately identified in his write-up, there became merely no “there” there within the Rolling Stone “bombshell” for the reason that framing of the fable became unpleasant. So what if Republican participants of Congress and/or their staffers met with organizers of the Trump rally in come of it? The Trump rally became NOT the Capitol insurrection, excellent I checked.
However the mainstream media and hardline Democrats desirous to smear Republicans over their supposed “participation and plotting” of the Capitol insurrection prefer you to deem that, which is why we sight way more defective framing right here from CNN reporter Melanie Zanona, who tweeted this day basically based mostly exclusively on the Rolling Stone article that Mo Brooks urged her he wasn’t bearing in mind, her words, “planning the Jan 6 rally” but that he acknowledged he’d be “proud” if he stumbled on out his staffers had had any assist in planning the “upright rally”:
Win. Mo Brooks urged me he had “no involvement” in planning the Jan 6 rally but acknowledged:
“I don’t know if my workers did.. but if they did I’d be at liberty with them for serving to to position together a rally upright beneath the First Amendment on the ellipse to pronounce voter fraud & election theft.”
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) October 26, 2021
The insinuation became clearly there that Brooks became truly announcing he could maybe maybe be “proud” if his staffers helped thought the Capitol insurrection. But Brooks’ distinction there became crucial. Trump’s rally in and of itself became certainly upright. The Constitution says so. The Capitol insurrection, in spite of all the pieces, became now now not.
Naturally, Democrats who issue this is the loyal “gotcha” they’ve been ready to rep their hands on since January sixth don’t sight it that skill, and accordingly, they pounced and seized on Brooks’ quote as “evidence” he a minimal of supported if now now not participated within the so-known as “insurrection.”
Here’s failed 2020 South Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Jaime Harrison – now the chair of the DNC – among the reasonably reasonably a pair of making the conflation between the Trump rally and the Capitol insurrection:
No, I wasn’t bearing in mind Jan sixth planning, but I factual took space to be wearing body armor that day and by the skill my workers could maybe maybe also just contain helped. – Mo Brooks https://t.co/QD5BQUVnad
— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) October 26, 2021
Here is considered one of many most harmful and tense tendencies to come assist from the reasonably reasonably a pair of Democrat-led “investigations” into the events of January sixth. As Brooks eminent, the Trump rally became a upright rally no topic the sad insurrection that followed after it. By conflating the 2, Democrats and the media are laying the groundwork to suggest that future rallies protesting election results will additionally be “harmful for our democracy” – excluding when election deniers admire Terry McAuliffe and Stacey Abrams assist such rallies, in spite of all the pieces.
Possess in mind this conflation is coming from the identical of us who stride nuts every time somebody aspects out how violent quite lots of the Antifa/BLM-led riots that took space excellent year were, because they don’t purchase to be reminded of their double requirements on politically motivated riots. They’d stride way more bonkers if of us claimed that the of us who deliberate the protests that took space excellent year additionally had a hand in planning the looting and destruction that infrequently took space for the length of them.
To reiterate, conflating the Trump rally with the Capitol insurrection is a road we need to now now not stride down, because this could maybe raze up in a ineffective-cease for free speech rights in our nation on down the line, and I don’t wish to present why that could maybe maybe also just serene never, ever occur right here.