The Truth Shall Set You Free by Tom Reynolds
It’s often said that whatever the Liberal Left is accusing others of doing, they are probably already doing it themselves. For instance, the January 6th Committee.
The House recently released all the video footage of January 6th to Tucker Carlson of Fox News.
Other liberal news agencies (CBS News, CNN, Politico, ProPublica ABC, Axios, Advance, Scripps, the Los Angeles Times, and Gannett) complained, perhaps legitimately, that they should also get the tapes.
Fair enough. But their letter requesting the tapes warns of dire consequences if they don’t get the tapes to publicize. Their attorney, Charles Tobin wrote:
“Without full public access to the complete historical record, there is concern that an ideologically-based narrative of an already polarizing event will take hold in the public consciousness, with destabilizing risks to the legitimacy of Congress, the Capitol Police, and the various federal investigations and prosecutions of January 6 crimes.”
Can anyone deny that Nancy Pelosi’s January 6th committee produced “an ideologically-based narrative” that was intended to further polarize the public?
Can anyone doubt that the politically motivated actions of the Department of Justice and its FBI (as to the January 6th participants) have undermined confidence in the impartiality and legitimacy of the government and, especially, the Department of Justice?
The Biden Administration, and in particular Transportation Secretary Petey Buttigieg, were quick to blame the Trump administration for the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
However, even the far left Washington Post‘s fact-checker Glenn Kessler admitted that Trump’s regulation changes didn’t cause the derailment. Kessler relied on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) preliminary report.
Here are the accusations and the facts from the preliminary report.
In 2017, the Trump administration repealed a rule requiring Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes (ECP brakes) on ‘high hazard’ trains that carry flammable hazardous materials.”
Biden’s administration, which took control in January 2021, hasn’t reinstated the rule.
The train was not equipped with ECP brakes.
The facts are that when the train’s crew received an alarm and initially applied the train’s main air brakes, the train had already derailed before the brakes were applied. So, it did not derail due to the absence of ECP Brakes.
Note: Why didn’t Biden and Buttigieg repeal Trumps’ order in the two years of their administration? Petey too busy?
The Obama administration had a rule requiring a two-person train crew.
Trump’s administration repealed the rule in 2019.
The fact is that the Ohio train had a two-person crew.
Trump’s administration “revised minimum safety requirements for railroad track.”
The fact is that the NTSB found no problems with the track in its investigation.
Trump’s administration “adopted weaker standards for regulating emissions of ethylene oxide,” which is one of the toxic chemicals spilled in the crash.
The fact is that the rule is all about emissions, not spills.
I wonder if those news agencies that were worried about an ideologically-based narrative were quick to alert their viewers that their earlier reporting, which blamed Trump, was wrong and Trump had been illegitimately maligned.
Keep this in mind the next time the Democrats say they are not going to take away your guns.