The release by Speaker Kevin McCarthy of the heretofore unseen (by the public) security video footage shot on the day of Jan 6 inside the Capitol has blown open the idea of an “insurrection” and provided clear proof as to the actions of those who entered the Capitol that day.
Tucker Carlson’s commentary of the footage as shown on his Fox News show is spot on as anyone can see plainly with their own eyes.
The footage was perused by the Biden administration and the decision to keep the footage hidden was made, so it was not shown in court when individuals in the video were arrested and tried for the “insurrection”.
The footage is now available thanks to the now-Republican-led House of Representatives.
As Western Journal reported:
On Monday, Carlson unveiled previously unreleased footage from Capitol Hill surveillance cameras showing what the Capitol incursion was really like. Spoiler alert: That whole “threat to democracy” thing was bunkum, and Democrats (with a smattering of RINO enablers) knew it.
“The footage does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress,” Carlson said. “Instead, it shows police escorting protesters through the building, including the now-infamous ‘QAnon Shaman.’”
Now, obviously, this poses serious issues for those in the establishment media who pronounce the date of the incursion as if they were telling a ghost story to children: “Jah~hah~hah~hah~nuua~rry sixth,” the intonation goes, as if merely by hearing it you’re supposed to wet your pants in fear for the state of our republic.
The election was to be overturned! The rabblement wanted to hang Mike Pence! There were Proud Boys! Oath Keepers! Do you know who those people are? Neither do we, really, but they’re very, very frightening, and they were going to pull off a coup to install our very own Pinochet, Donald Trump!
Except that’s not what the footage showed, and it raises serious questions about what the Capitol Police were doing that day and why doors in the Capitol were being held open for the protesters by individuals in civilian clothes.
The Democrats’ House Jan. 6 committee was a kangaroo-court farce where the only “Republicans” allowed were anti-Trump grifters Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, Western Journal noted.
But it seems the “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg is watching the clear footage and answering in a puzzling and ironic way. Ignoring the evidence IN PLAIN VIEW in the released footage, Goldberg
“Tucker Carlson took a page from George Orwell’s ‘1984’ and told his viewers to reject the evidence of their eyes and ears,” Goldberg said Tuesday.
“You know, I don’t know what he’s playing at, but people saw what they saw. They saw what they saw. And they’ve seen what’s gone down with it, and no matter what, you can’t put this monkey back in the cage,” she continued.
Presumably the “monkey” would be the false narrative that was presented in the previous edited footage, shown without the newly released footage for context.
This is a curious take for a panoply of reasons, the first of which is that Carlson’s show made news precisely because he invited viewers to review the evidence with their own eyes and ears and make their own call — something which, as he pointed out, few in Washington actually want Americans to do, Western Journal noted.
“Virtually no one in Washington, Republican or Democrat, certainly not in the news media, wanted to see this tape released tonight,” Carlson said Monday.
“That’s why it’s remained hidden for more than two years. In recent weeks, the usual hyenas in Congress and on cable news have been howling about we are putting lives at risk by showing this tape to the public.”
Charlie Kirk Weighed in:
NEW—The View's Whoopi Goldberg claims Tucker Carlson "took a page from George Orwell's '1984' and told his viewers to reject the evidence of their eyes and ears…They saw what they saw."
Actually Whoopi, we never saw any of this footage before. That's precisely the point! pic.twitter.com/zOqsuUv2D3
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 7, 2023
The Orwellians of “The View” calling Tucker Carlson Orwellian is beyond ironic, considering that the show spent many episodes applauding riots across the country where private citizens lost their lives and had their property and businesses looted and set on fire.
Goldberg’s comment insists that viewers should believe the previous, uncontextualized version of edited footage and not what they are now seeing with their own eyes. However, all versions now exist for anyone with brains to discern.
Western Journal sums up the situation:
Let me then save Whoopi the trouble and skip to the part in “1984” that’s relevant here: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
Thankfully, the internet is forever. The audience of “The View” doesn’t remember quite as easily as YouTube does, however. To them, nothing exists except an endless present of weekday mornings in which the chattering panel of useless celebrity flibbertigibbets is always right. Alas.