The Brew: Kamala a Diva? And #DontBeaNina
Ministry of Truth: The Musical
Today’s Brew is sponsored by the new Ministry of Truth: The Musical. Come hear the “Mary Poppins of Disinformation” Nina Jankowicz belting out Broadway favorites, like “I’m Going to Wash That First Amendment Right Out of My Hair,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Jackboot,” “The Circle of Lies,” “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going to Let You Speak Your Mind,” “What I Did for Biden,” “I Enjoy Being a Censor” and that 11 o’clock show-stopper, “Whatever Nina Wants.”
Ministry of Truth: The Musical. Coming soon to a social media site near you. It’ll leave you speechless.
The Ministry of Truth is Trump’s Fault, Psaki Claims in Her Latest Bout of Misinformation
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tried a tired old tactic when confronting the uproar over DHS’s Orwellian “Disinformation Governance Board.” Can you guess what? You got it. She blamed Trump. She claims the idea came from the Trump Administration. Didn’t provide any evidence of it.
Her claim is silly on its face. The mainstream media would have roasted Trump if his Homeland Security chief had said, “Gee, let’s create a police-state operation to govern fake news! And we’ll put a partisan hack with a history of spreading false stories in charge of it!” Psaki is a Nina.
In fact, as we share in this article out yesterday, “The White House is Filled With Ninas.”
Nina Jankowicz does have some fans … namely, in the Chinese Communist Party. The Washington Examiner reports that Jankowicz was repeatedly cited by the CCP in 2020 when she dismissed the Wuhan Lab Leak Theory as something embraced as a convenient scapegoat for Trump.
“It becomes more politically convenient for Trump and his administration the further we get into this maelstrom, especially in comparison to the Chinese response,” she told Buzz Feed. CCP-controlled outlets like China Daily and China News Service would go on to quote her.
NEW: Nina Jankowicz, the head of DHS’s new Disinfo Governance Board, criticized media promotion of the lab leak hypothesis in 2020 & said the Wuhan lab possibility gave the Trump Admin a scapegoat. Chinese state-run outlets repeatedly touted her comments. https://t.co/NFrbGWWjeG
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) April 29, 2022
Meanwhile, Sen. Josh Hawley is promising to introduce legislation this week if Biden doesn’t disband this monstrous assault on free speech.
If Joe Biden won’t dissolve his unconstitutional Disinformation Board, Congress should. I will introduce legislation this week to eliminate the Board and forbid the government ever to create another one. It’s time to stand up for free speech
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 2, 2022
Kamala Harris Requested West Wing Staffers Stand Up When She Entered a Room
Kamala Harris requested West Wing staffers stand up when she entered the room. Just one of the little ditties in the new book This Will Not Pass from two NY Times reporters.
Harris worried that Biden’s staff looked down on her; she fixated on real and perceived snubs in ways the West Wing found tedious. When Harris walked into a room, the White House staff did not stand up the way they did for Biden. The vice president took it as a sign of disrespect.
So, according to the reporters, Harris’ then Chief of Staff called a Biden senior advisor with the request that staffers be ordered to stand when she enters.
I don’t know if I believe the story. Are we sure they aren’t standing up just to make a quick exit? Seems White House staffers flee her presence like mice from a cat.
ANTIFA Attacks GOP Rally, Injuring Two
Sure, DHS Secretary Mayorkas is busy monitoring “disinformation” about elections, but perhaps he could take a few minutes to deal with actual left-wing election violence? Is that too much to ask? Apparently.
On Saturday, ANTIFA attacked a “Fund the Police” rally being held by Oregon gubernatorial candidate Stan Pulliam.
Pulliam told Fox & Friends First Monday morning the rally had barely gotten underway when “we’re greeted by Antifa, showing up with firecrackers that they’re throwing at us, paint, feces all over our campaign [signs], our campaign bus completely destroyed.”
Two people were injured in this latest ANTIFA attack.
This is what happens when a Republican dares to hold an event in Portland to talk about funding our police. Antifa shows up. Well we won’t be intimidated and stop speaking the truth. #WarOnWoke #orpol #orgov pic.twitter.com/tBRiHMao7W
— Mayor Stan Pulliam (@StanPulliam) April 30, 2022
By the way, where is the “Disinformation Governance Group” when it comes to those who deny ANTIFA exists? Not hearing the Mary Poppins of Disinformation singing about that, are we?
A Unanimous Victory for Free Speech and Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that the City of Boston violated the free speech rights of a Christian group by refusing to fly a flag bearing a cross at City Hall. As part of a diversity and tolerance program, Boston was allowing private groups to use the flagpole when holding events in the plaza below. The city accepted all 284 requests between 2005 and 2017. But then rejected the group Camp Constitution, claiming their flag constituted a governmental endorsement of religion.
Camp Constitution, represented by Liberty Counsel, sued. And on Monday, SCOTUS was unanimous. Denying the same treatment for a Christian flag as given to every other flag was a violation of freedom of expression.
Along The Stream
From Dr. Michael Brown: “Elon Musk’s Stick Figure Graphic Illustrates What Happens When Our Nation’s Moral Standards Shift”
Stream contributor Timothy Furnish offers a very informative lesson on “The Armenian Genocide: Not the Only Legacy of the Ottoman Empire.”
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.