Jan. 6 hearing is an uncomfortable subject

Jan. 6 hearing is an uncomfortable subject

June 20, 2022 0 By Ellen Novack

Let’s first remember how on Jan. 4, 2021, Sen. Josh Hawley argued against Fox News hosts about how the 12th Amendment allows Hawley the power to overturn the votes of millions of Americans he doesn’t agree with.

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You might remember those glorious few weeks between November when Fox News was the first to call Arizona for Joe Biden through until late January, when it became clear that the GOP was going to commit both supporting Donald Trump and his attempted coup, and trying to downplay the fact that what had occurred was a failed coup d’etat. They did show some of the committee hearing, though. That’s something.

But that was short-lived. This is what actually happened during the hearing.

Tucker Carlson, long gone through the looking glass, has been throwing out the kind of disinformation about the events of Jan. 6 that might once have gotten even pretend newscasters fired. During Thursday’s hearing, when the Jan. 6 committee showed the receipts of Trump’s anti-democracy strategist John Eastman asking for get-out-of-jail-free cards after the failed coup, Fox News went with this angle.

To be clear, they designed their coverage very strategically.

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But the lion’s share of what Fox News covers is how best to be racist and sexist all at the same time. Did you know Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t speak Spanish? You didn’t? Of course you didn’t, silly billy, because it isn’t true. Did you know that the “Hispanic community” wants nothing to do with electric vehicles? You didn’t? See above. Well, MTV’s Real World alumni Rachel Campos-Duffy, best known for being married to fellow MTV Real World alumni and former Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy, speaks for the entire Hispanic community on Fox News.

But once again, consider this fact.

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