Make no mistake, the assault on the U.S. Capitol Building by a couple hundred of President Donald Trump’s supporters was a gift to the Marxist left, the Democrat Party (one in the same, really) and NeverTrump Republicans and corporatists, because they’re all going to use it as justification to destroy our soon-to-be-ex-president and everyone who was associated with him and his administration.
Not that they hadn’t already thought about doing so anyway; they just needed a ‘reason,’ and some of the president’s supporters have supplied one.
Under the false claim that Trump ‘incited’ his supporters to “insurrection” – which he never did, by the way, as a transcript of his Jan. 6 speech proves – Trump’s opponents are moving to not just punish him but anyone who worked for his administration.
In addition to being deplatformed by the big tech overlords, now there are calls from some to exact economic retribution against former Trump officials as well, including Randall Lane, the editor of Forbes magazine.
And specifically, this ‘journalist’ wants to make sure that anyone who served on President Trump’s communications team never finds work again:
[The Jan. 6] insurrection was rooted in lies. That a fair election was stolen. That a significant defeat was actually a landslide victory. That the world’s oldest democracy, ingeniously insulated via autonomous state voting regimens, is a rigged system. Such lies-upon-lies, repeated frequently and fervently, provided the kindling, the spark, the gasoline. …
From Day One at the Trump White House, up has been down, yes has been no, failure has been success. Sean Spicer set the tone with the inauguration crowd size – the worst kind of whopper, as it demanded that people disbelieve their own eyes. The next day, Kellyanne Conway defended Spicer’s lie with a new term, “alternative facts.” Spicer’s successor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied at scale, from smearing those who accused Trump of sexual harassment to conjuring jobs statistics. Her successor, Stephanie Grisham, over the course of a year, never even held a press conference, though the BS continued unabated across friendly outlets. And finally, Kayleigh McEnany, Harvard Law graduate, a propaganda prodigy at 32 who makes smiling falsehood an art form. All of this magnified by journalists too often following an old playbook ill-prepared for an Orwellian communication era.
As American democracy rebounds, we need to return to a standard of truth when it comes to how the government communicates with the governed. The easiest way to do that, from where I sit, is to create repercussions for those who don’t follow the civic norms.
Is he serious? Yes. Yes, he is – and that’s what’s truly “Orwellian.”
Did Trump’s White House press office bend the truth from time to time? Probably; all White House communications officials do. They aren’t there to tell their story, they are there to push and publicize the president’s message and agenda, and at times that requires relaying information that may not be entirely accurate.
But did Lane ever call for President Obama’s press team to be made unemployable? Or President Bush’s? Or any other communications team for any other president?
Not as far as we can tell. But because it’s Trump and everyone loves to hate on him, this time it’s ‘different.’
Except that it’s not.
Talk about being dishonest. That’s Randall Lane of Forbes – a guy who won’t tell the truth while he’s trying to ruin other people for ‘lying.’