Night Two of the Tucker Carlson J6 Tapes: Swamp Loses Its Collective Mind as Cop Loses Job for Wearing a MAGA Hat
If you tuned into night two of the Tucker Carlson’s discussion of the J6 tapes expecting to see more video revelations, boy, were you disappointed. For whatever reason, Carlson didn’t really feature much new footage. Curiously enough. (Pressure from the bosses?)
Instead Carlson addressed the criticism of Monday night’s broadcast and introduced us to a former Capitol Hill police lieutenant with an interesting story to tell.
The Over-the-Top Criticism
Tucker declared the hysterical reaction from official Washington is all about “fear” and “panic,” proving two points:
First, “We’re getting close to what they care about.” Which begs the question, he said, “What are they trying to protect?”
In a similar vein, if you search “Tucker Carlson” on Twitter Monday night, and you got tweets about the report. Search Tuesday night and you get a flood of tweets insulting Tucker and Fox News. Kill the messenger. Memory hole the message.
“The second thing we learned is they are all on the same side.” Citing the criticism from Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senators Mitt Romney and Thom Tillis, Carlson said, “They’re all on the same team!”
It just ain’t about Republican vs. Democrat anymore, is it?
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Democrats, RINOS and media figures certainly had a cow. Schumer took to the Senate floor calling for censorship, demanding Fox News not air a second night of tapes, calling Monday’s revelations a “lie.” So Officer Sicknick wasn’t walking briskly in the Capitol, after supposedly receiving a fatal beating? So the QAnon Shaman wasn’t being guided around the Capitol by the cops? Tape of Josh Hawley wasn’t falsely edited by the J6 Committee? Ray Epps wasn’t caught lying?
What lie?! Schumer rejected Tucker’s offer to come on and explain. (And they called Josh Hawley a “coward’?)
Instead, Schumber blasted Tucker for “arguing the January 6 Capitol attack was NOT a violent insurrection.” What insurrection?! Boy, I’d love to see another insurrection in history where the insurrectionists show up unarmed. The whole horrible irony? At around the same time Schumer was launching his rant, two dozen ANTIFA anarchists committed to the overthrow of the United States were brought to court for last week’s coordinated military-style attack on “Cop City” in Atlanta.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre read from the script, again calling J6 “The worst attack on Democracy since the Civil War.” J6 wasn’t even the “worst attack on Democracy” in the previous eight months … speaking of ANTIFA/BLM.
Meanwhile, over on CNN, famed documentarian Ken Burns was aghast, accusing Tucker of “rewriting history at the most dangerous level.” Worse. “It’s a huge threat to our republic.”
KEN BURNS: "It feels like…the way the Nazis would build a Potemkin village. @TuckerCarlson is doing the same thing with the footage from 1/6. It’s…a rewriting of history at the most dangerous level. It’s a huge threat to our republic." pic.twitter.com/YBpoQFieGQ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 7, 2023
CNN aired selected J6 footage pushing a single narrative for two years. They also aired J6 footage from former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s daughter. You remember Nancy. The one in charge of security that day? The one who rejected pleas for extra security that day because of “optics”? The one who formed a select committee, rejecting the Republicans who would not pitch the party line? Who sat on her hands as hundreds of thousands of people were booted from social media for raising questions about the election and official J6 story? Who sat on 41,000 hours of footage that could contradict her narrative?
So let’s get what Ken Burns is saying: Let liberals cherry pick what to show, what the messaging is, to write the history and silence anyone who protests. But offering footage that challenges the message is a “huge threat to our republic. Yeah. That makes sense.
Elon Musk, who is again in the crosshairs of the Biden Administration, had a far different take.
Besides misleading the public, they withheld evidence for partisan political reasons that sent people to prison for far more serious crimes than they committed.
That is deeply wrong, legally and morally.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 7, 2023
Meet Former Capitol Hill Police Lt. Terik Johnson
Former Lt. Terik Johnson was in charge of securing the election certification. He was inside and outside the Capitol during the January 6 riot, on the House side and the Senate side. He was one of the first to radio for help. However, the 22-year-vet was not called to testify before the J6 Committee.
The J6 Committee, Johnson told Tucker, “seemed only focused on Trump.”
Seems they did not want to hear about how unprepared front line Capitol Hill police were for the events of that day, despite leadership knowing trouble was on its way. Or how when Johnson called for assistance, he got no response. Or how when he called for instruction on whether to evacuate Senators and staff, he got no response.
What Johnson did get for his trouble was suspended. Why? Because he was photographed on J6 in a MAGA hat. A cop savagely beat protester Rosanne Bertrand as she lay dying. No punishment. Cops offered Bertrand little help until it was too late. No punishment. A Capitol Hill police officer executed Ashli Babbitt. No punishment.
Johnson dons a MAGA cap for his own security, figuring it’d make it easier for him to navigate up the Capitol steps through the protest to help officers who were trapped there? Sorry, pal. You’re out.
He’s a Biden voter, BTW.
Former Capitol Hill Police Chief Repeats How His Pleas for the National Guard Were Ignored
Tucker’s show was followed by Sean Hannity, who had on former Capitol Hill Police Chief Steven Sund. He became the fall guy for the trouble on the J6, even though he was the one who had been pleading for more security and the National Guard in advance of the riot. Sund talked about how his requests were reject by Pelosi, who did not like the “optics” of having National Guard present.
Sund shared how he remains mystified over how the intelligence assessment of the dangers were handled. “I have never seen threats handled this way before.”
Funny, Sund also was not asked to publicly testify by the J6 Committee. He was only the top cop on Capitol Hill.
Not the End … Release the Tapes Far and Wide
“The evidence should be presented to the public,” Tucker said tonight, “In free countries governments do not lie about protests as a pretext to get more power for themselves.”
The time has come for all the tapes to be released and made public. We taxpayers paid for them. With so much footage, so many angles, so many stories, we need the wisdom of the masses, the sleuths, the journalists who answer to no corporations (particularly ones in the mitts of Paul Ryan.)
Democracy dies in darkness, the Washington Post likes to say. Let us finally learn why the Schumers and McConnells and CNNs are so, so afraid of the light.
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTR, Gab, Parler, and now at TRUTH Social.