Friday, July 15, 2022

MSNBC and CNN analyze as 'January 6 Committee Zeroes In On Extremist Groups'

I closed MSNBC on the 'Unhinged' Meeting Leading To January 6th Riot with a preview of coming attractions.
MSNBC and CNN both had more to say about the members of the mob and how the former guy called them to Washington, D.C. I plan on getting to those in a later post. Stay tuned.
I begin with Stephanie Ruhle on "The 11th Hour" summarizing the hearing in January 6 Committee Zeroes In On Extremist Groups.

In the seventh public hearing, the Jan. 6th committee focused on how Trump’s allies were linked to extremist groups. The panel also painted a picture of an “unhinged” Oval Office meeting before the former President sent his infamous ‘will be wild’ tweet. Meantime, Rep. Cheney accuses Trump of calling a committee witness after the last hearing.
Ruhle then dove deeper into the role of The Former Guy inciting his followers and how they responded in Online Extremism Fueled Capitol Riot.

From living a normal life to raiding the Capitol, a Jan. 6th witness says he got sucked into Trump’s big lie and it changed his life forever. NBC’s Ben Collins warns of the dangers of lies and conspiracies on social media.
I rely a lot on social media, particularly Facebook, to attract readers to my blog, as I described in Statistics for the eleventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, but I know it's a two-edged sword. It can be used for both good and evil.

CNN uploaded its own analysis of the use of social media to mobilize the mob in Ex-campaign manager blames Trump's rhetoric for Jan. 6 death in text message.

In messages revealed by the House Select Committee investigating January 6th, Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager to President Donald Trump, texted that someone was killed on January 6 due to Trump's rhetoric. CNN's Ana Cabrera discusses with Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman and former Trump lawyer Jim Schultz.
The former Twitter employee interviewed by the committee said that people were going to die because of what The Former Guy tweeted and he was right. In closing, I called January 6th a "Weimar Moment" in A view of the 'coup attempt' from Michigan but haven't used the phrase since. I should have continued calling it that, as all these videos show that it deserves the designation, updated for the 21st Century with the use of Twitter and other social media.

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