Has the country truly gone this mad?

Surprise! The ‘Russian Bounty’ Story Hyped Up By Corrupt Media To Hurt Trump Turned Out To Be Fake News. Jordan Davidson — “The bounty scandal not only blew up on liberal cable news networks and front pages of increasingly leftist papers, but Democrats and NeverTrumper legislators used the story as justification to reject Trump’s attempt to pull troops out of Afghanistan. … Even when the media were presented with information that added skepticism to an already shaky narrative, journalists kept the story alive for months, much like the Russia collusion hoax.” … “The backpedaling by intelligence officials comes the same day that President Joe Biden sanctioned Russia for messing with the 2020 election and potential involvement in major cyberattacks.”

Liz Cheney Was A Primary Culprit Of Spreading Fake News On Russian Bounties To Undermine Trump. Tristan Justice — “As the story of Russian bounties on U.S. troops gained traction in the press, Liz Cheney seized the opportunity to undermine her own party.” … “the congresswoman with a coveted role in leadership has shown little interest in standing up for party colleagues who face egregious conduct from a hostile press as the new normal.” — why?

Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe Is Suing Twitter After He Was Permanently Banned. Tristan Justice — “Twitter’s ban of the conservative journalist came just after “#ExposeCNN” trended on the platform for days when O’Keefe’s latest exposé dropped Tuesday which featured a CNN executive touting the network’s “propaganda” operation to oust President Donald Trump.”

CBS News Edited Police Body Cam Video To Mask Teen Holding A Gun Before He Was Fatally Shot. Jordan Davidson — “A law enforcement officer fatally shot Adam Toledo during an encounter in response to gunshots heard on a police scanner. Police said Toledo ignored “verbal directions, fled, used significant force, and was armed with a semiautomatic pistol,” which is why the officer fired.”

Why Is Everyone Swallowing Biden’s Lies? I & I Editorial Board — “How did this happen? How did the nation go in an instant from disbelieving every utterance of Donald Trump to robotically repeating — and acting on — every claim that falls out of Joe Biden’s mouth, no matter how disconnected from the truth?”

“How can someone who is barely lucid, who has trouble even reading his teleprompter, who — at best — eked out a presidential victory and — at worst — stole it, who has never had anything remotely like an enthusiastic following, suddenly hold such sway over so many people? How is he setting the national agenda?

Has the country truly gone this mad?

Maricopa County, Arizona, Ballot Audit Will Take Place At State Fairgrounds as Board of Supervisors Refuses to Permit Use of County Tabulations Center. Sundance — “it is my opinion the Board of Supervisors is intentionally trying to set up an issue with chain-of-custody to nullify the results of the audit.” … “The auditors are allowing any person who lives in the county to be a participant in the physical audit and re-canvassing. The auditor are being proactive toward establishing transparency and legitimacy; however, the county board of supervisors appears to be operating with an intent to undercut the audit results.”

Ashli Babbitt Was Killed By Capitol Police On January 6. They Still Won’t Tell Us Who Did It Or Why. Matt Walsh — “Whatever you think of the Ashli Babbitt shooting, whether you believe it to be justified or not, you should not be okay with this state of affairs.”

IG Report: Congress Restricted The Capitol Police’s Use of Material And Tactics Before Capitol Riot. Jonathan Turley — “The finding challenges the narrative put forward in the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump. It also raises questions of whether congressional leaders (who repeatedly condemned Trump for the death and injuries of officers) share responsibility for the loss of control of Congress to the rioters.” … “The report magnifies suspicions over why House leadership refused to hold hearings with key witnesses before the second Trump impeachment. It also raises whether, after the controversial clearing of Lafayette Park in the prior summer, leaders in Congress hamstrung their own security force.”

Media pushes false narrative of racism. Eric Kaufmann — “The riots that have erupted after the killing of Daunte Wright reinforce a familiar pattern. This response is rooted not only in tragedy, but in a distorted perception of reality.”

Variant Terrorism and the New York Times. Coyote Blog — “as usual with American media coverage of COVID, there is absolutely no balance here. The article highlights new developments in the virus, which is helpful, but does so in a largely data-free manager and simultaneously engages in the crudest of rhetorical tricks to make the situation seem far worse than it is. Here are a few pointers to how to read through this mess.”

I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated. Paul Rossi — “Children are afraid to challenge the repressive ideology that rules our school. That’s why I am.”

This is like the Hercule Poirot character in the Orient Express movie wondering “why” at all the evidence, deceptions, diversions, and suspicious correlations and relationships he sees. He figures it out. Will we?

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