Even in “pausing” disinformation, Democrats keep advancing obvious disinformation
The Department of Homeland Security’s controversial plan to create a Disinformation Governance Board helmed by “truth czar” Nina Jankowicz has been “paused,” the Washington Post‘s Taylor Lorenz reported on Wednesday.
Lorenz, the self-proclaimed “most online reporter that you can find,” buried the lede in a rambling lament about “How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts.” After expending three paragraphs praising Jankowicz, 33, as a so-called expert “in the field of fighting disinformation and extremism” and complaining about the “unrelenting barrage or harassment and abuse” she received from “the right-wing Internet,” Lorenz finally reported some news:
Now, just three weeks after its announcement, the Disinformation Governance Board is being “paused,” according to multiple employees at DHS, capping a back-and-forth week of decisions that changed during the course of reporting of this story. On Monday, DHS decided to shut down the board, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. By Tuesday morning, Jankowicz had drafted a resignation letter in response to the board’s dissolution.
But Tuesday night, Jankowicz was pulled into an urgent call with DHS officials who gave her the choice to stay on, even as the department’s work was put on hold because of the backlash it faced, according to multiple people with knowledge of the call. Working groups within DHS focused on mis-, dis- and mal-information have been suspended. The board could still be shut down pending a review from the Homeland Security Advisory Council. On Wednesday morning, Jankowicz officially resigned from her role within the department.
The so-called pause comes less than two weeks after the Biden administration tapped former DHS secretary Michael Chertoff to advise the disinformation board in response to widespread criticism of Jankowicz and her history of peddling disinformation. Chertoff, however, was also guilty of pushing disinformation.
(Read additional points at the Washington Free Beacon)
Karine admits that Democrats will not give up spreading disinformation
Since every portion of Karine Jean-Pierre’s responses to Peter Doocy’s questions qualify as misinformation, it should be no surprise that she would announce that the Democrats will continue their disinformation efforts.
For the Democrat apologists who wander by this blog, Karine provides these points of disinformation (red text provides an opposing voice):
- The Department of Homeland Security (contrary to her narrative — the DHS was once a law enforcement entity established to coordinate the defense of America against terrorist attack) in her eyes was mischaracterized when it set up the Disinformation Governance Board (but, in actuality, we saw the truth).
- They were explicit (according to Karine) in what they would do (although I would challenge you to find a Biden regime statement on the DHS Board).
- This was never about censorship, policing speech, … (never mind the well-known events in the past where the Biden regime called on Twitter and Facebook to censor what they called “disinformation“).
- As Secretary Mayorkas said, he has asked former DHS Secretary, Michael Chernoff (a never-Trump Republican thrown into the mix to provide a little distraction), and former DAG, Jamie Gorelick, to lead a thorough review (bull).
- This is the pause that I was talking (there will be and has been no pause in Democrat spin — as demonstrated by this spin diatribe), about an assessment as members of the bipartisan Homeland Security Council — Advisory Council. The board will not convene during that period, but the department’s work across several administrations to address disinformation (information and disinformation do not threaten Americans who were formerly free from Democrat propaganda and could choose what to and what not to believe) that threatens the security for our country is critical and will continue.
Democrat war hawks prioritize Ukraine over American small business
Why did the Senate pass $40B aid to Ukraine?
One has to ask why anti-Trump Republicans and gun-grabbing Democrats were so hot to pass the aid to Ukraine.
The Senate just passed $40B in emergency aid for Ukraine – the most substantial U.S. commitment yet to help the cou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
POLITICO (@politico) May 19, 2022
Did we not learn anything with Iraq and Afghanistan? Why are we stepping into another nation-building scheme where we will soon find ourselves committing troops? Furthermore, with Biden’s history of having his crack-head son receiving billions from Ukrainian companies, what assurances do we have that the money actually goes to fight for Ukraine (and not pay Biden or build bank accounts of oligarchs in Ukraine)?
Why did the Senate then block $48B aid to small businesses
Although we do not need another round of handouts from Big Brother, either a tax cut or loan guarantees to small business to help them through the Biden regime’s recession (brought on by their anti-oil push) would help.
On same day that the Senate cleared $40 billion more for Ukraine, they rejected a similar bill for American small b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com (@JordanSchachtel) May 19, 2022
As explained in a way that covers for the Democrats at The Hill, we see that this bill lost support (possibly due to its tight focus on select businesses).
The Senate on Thursday blocked a bipartisan bill to provide $48 billion to restaurants, gyms and other small businesses hit particularly hard by the pandemic.
Senators voted 52-43 to hold a vote on the bill, falling short of the 60-vote threshold needed to move forward. Just five GOP senators voted for the motion to proceed, with the bill’s opponents citing its impact on the federal deficit and inflation.
The vote likely spells doom for the bill, which was crafted by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Ben Cardin D-Md.) and backed by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) as a way to help struggling small businesses get out of debt accrued during the pandemic.
“Well, this was our best shot. Make no mistake about it, we’re disappointed that we weren’t able to get it done,” Cardin told reporters after the vote. “But you know, I’ll always fight for small businesses. I’ll continue to look for ways we can help.”
Pressed after the vote on any potential plans for a similar measure in the future, Wicker told The Hill, “You know, time is a very fleeting commodity, so I just don’t know.”
Advocates had argued that the additional funds were needed to prevent scores of debt-ridden small businesses from closing down.
(Read more at The Hill)