What MSNBC Can Teach The Atlantic about January 6

May 31, 2024 American Thinker

On Memorial Day, during the Annual Ashli Babbitt Freedom March in D.C., I had the chance to speak with Hanna Rosin, who was covering the march for the Atlantic magazine with fellow reporter Lauren Ober.

As I tried to explain while we were walking, Ober and Rosin have an extraordinary opportunity. They can be the first journalists to share with their half of America the epic story of January 6 — the true story, that is. I cautioned, however, that as MSNBC learned the hard way, there are powerful people who do not want that story told.

The ignorance about January 6 is staggering. The tourists near the Peace Monument where the march began just looked confused. They all know who George Floyd was, but most, I am sure, had not a clue about Ashli Babbitt.

Ashli, 35, was the 14-year Air Force veteran shot and killed by the Capitol Police on January 6. The corporate media have no interest in sharing her story and even less in telling the story of Rosanne Boyland. Few, even on the right, know about Rosanne. A year younger than Ashli, Rosanne was the second woman killed by police action on January 6 and the woman whose death MSNBC vainly tried to investigate.

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The unspoken J6 police beating of Victoria White


On Memorial Day, I attended the Ashli Babbitt Freedom March in Washington, D.C. From the looks on the faces of

the tourists I sensed that few of them knew who Ashli Babbitt was.

Ashli, of course, was the 14-year Air Force veteran shot and killed at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Even on the right, few know the story of Rosanne Boyland, who was also killed as a result of a police action on Jan. 6.

The media have done their best to suppress the stories. So it should not surprise that almost no one knows the fate of Victoria White, the victim of what journalist Julie Kelly calls “the worst incident of police brutality since the civil rights era.”

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The Surprisingly Shallow, Stupid World of Salman Rushdie

American Spectator

Ever since the February day in 1989 that Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini declared Salman Rushdie’s novel, The Satanic

Verses, “blasphemous against Islam,” I have pulled for Salman Rushdie. I confess to having read none of his books and knew little of his politics, but this Indian-American author struck me as the ultimate embodiment of man’s fight for freedom.

And then—sigh!—I read his new memoir, Knife. The “knife” in the title refers to the weapon used by a young New Jersey Muslim named Hadi Matar. Matar stabbed Rushdie very nearly to death on the amphitheater stage of the Chautauqua Institution in August 2022. The stabbing was inconvenient. Had Rushdie been shot, ideally by a guy in a MAGA hat, the shooting would have justified his anxiety about America’s “insane gun violence and equally insane Trump and Trumpublicans.”

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How to counter the charge of election denialism


As much as I appreciate Megyn Kelly’s open endorsement of Donald Trump, she let “comedian” Bill Maher get the best of her on her eponymous podcast this past Tuesday.

For all his strategic good sense on a range of issues, Maher has a nearly terminal case of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). When he raised the issue of “election denialism,” as proof that Trump was a sociopath, Kelly conceded the point and pivoted to lesser issues – like men in women’s locker rooms. Huh? With less than six months left in the campaign, that is not good enough. Trump backers have to counter attack head on.

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J6 Inquisitors Nail Their First Big Name

American Thinker

The New York Times editors could barely contain their glee. “Conservative Family Scion Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years for Jan. 6 Attack.” The subhead spelled out the details: “Leo Brent Bozell, the son and grandson of influential right-wing figures, shattered a windowpane in the Capitol, pursued a police officer and made his way into the speaker’s office during the pro-Trump riot.”

If the conservative movement has royalty, the Bozell family can rightfully claim a place in court. Leo’s father, L. Brent Bozell III, is the founder of the Media Research Center, and his grandfather, L. Brent Bozell, Jr., was a founding father of the National Review. Leo’s grandmother is Patricia Buckley Bozell, and his great-uncle is William F. Buckley, the original editor of the National Review and the public face of American conservatism for nearly a half-century.

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January 6, Covid Stir the Fascist Soul of the Educated Liberal Female

American Thinker

In researching my new book, Ashli: The Untold Story of the Women of January 6, I discovered something unexpected: an alarming confirmation of my September 2022 article in which I argued that Educated Liberal Females (ELFs) are the single greatest threat to our enduring liberties.

My new book deals specifically with the ELF’s natural foes, the women of January 6. Among the ten women I profile is Dr. Simone Gold. Even before getting caught up in the events of that memorable day, Dr. Gold had set the ELFs on edge through her work with America’s Frontline Doctors, a group she founded.

An M.D. as well as a lawyer, Dr. Gold, 55 at the time, went to Washington not to protest the election but to address the issue of medical freedom. She had secured a permit to speak at a venue on the east side of the Capitol, but when organizers cancelled the event, Gold decided to give the speech on the Capitol steps. The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, she did not readily surrender her right to speak freely.

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The rise and fall of the Banana Republicans


Not since 1860 has so much hinged on the outcome of a presidential election. So scary is the impending crisis that it forced even vintage Banana Republican Bill Barr to stay on the pot and do his business.

“The real danger to the country – the real danger to democracy, as I say, is the progressive agenda,” said the former attorney general last month. “And while … Trump may be playing Russian roulette, but a continuation of the Biden administration is national suicide, in my opinion.”

Coined by my partner Loy Edge on our podcast, “Upstream with Cashill and Edge,” the phrase “Banana Republican” (BR) nicely captures the essence of a plantation denizen like Barr.

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Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cops

American Spectator

You may not have heard of the Charlotte shooting. It vanished from the national news in a flash. Despite the magnitude of the offense, within two or three days of the shooting the national media had dropped the story cold.
The demographics of the case dictated disappearance.

The New York Times article, “What We Know About the Shooting in Charlotte,” established the template. Although this was “one of the deadliest recent attacks on law enforcement in the United States,” the Times felt no obligation to mention the race—or show photos—of the officers or the perp. For the record, Hughes was black and the four dead officers white. If you read this publication, you likely surmised that. The media algorithms have become that obvious.

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For Dems, the ‘October Surprise’ came in 2023


On Oct. 7, 2023, to be precise. That was the day on which the White House understood it could not control all the would-be victims in its shaky intersectional coalition.

That was the day the crescent “C” on the COEXIST bumper sticker decided to wage unholy war on the Star of David “X,” the day on which the peace-symbol “O” yielded to the Satanic pentagram atop the “I,” the day the Christian “T” faithful, at least the sane ones, threw in with the X’s.

This was lose-lose for the White House. Both the C’s and the X’s voted heavily Democratic. Neither vote made sense. The C’s submitted to a coalition that championed LGBTs, people the C’s would just as soon throw off roofs or hang from cranes.

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Johnson County schools used to take in education refugees; now may be creating them


Whither do you flee when the county to which you fled needs fleeing? This is the uncomfortable question more than a few Johnson County, Kansas, residents find themselves asking.

The destination of choice was inevitably Johnson County. Our friends had good reason to be embarrassed. For years they had been telling us how the supposedly staid, stuffy, homogenous county to our west offended their hip, inclusive, progressive values.

Many of the Kansas City refugees have refused to assimilate. To make sure everyone knows where they stand, they post yard signs that explain in fulsome detail the things “this house believes in” that the neighbors presumably don’t. If still feeling guilty about abandoning Kansas City, these migrants run for things such as school board.

A year ago, their newly imported values clashed with indigenous Johnson County values at Shawnee Mission North High School.

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