…and we’ve got front-row seats:
Fox News host Tucker Carlson aired the first set of previously-unseen surveillance video captured by Capitol police security cameras on January 6, 2021 that undermines several aspects of the reigning narrative about what happened that day.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) last month gave Carlson’s team “unfettered” access to 41,000 hours of footage the government kept hidden from the American public and individuals charged in the Justice Department’s unprecedented and ongoing investigation into the events of January 6. Capitol Police and the Justice Department designated the recordings as “highly sensitive” material in March 2021; the trove remains under tight protective orders and defendants must agree to strict rules before gaining access to clips entered as evidence against them.
Capitol Police turned over to the FBI roughly 14,000 hours of video covering the hours of noon and 8:00 p.m. on January 6 but the full 24-hour reel has been in the hands of House Democrats for two years—reportedly the footage that Carlson’s team was authorized to view.
Carlson exposed falsehoods that bolster key animating aspects of January 6 including the movements of Jacob Chansley; the activity of still-uncharged agitator Ray Epps; the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick; alleged “reconnaissance tours” conducted by House Republicans the day before; the “escape” of Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.); and the overall deceptiveness of the January 6 Select Committee. “Taken as a whole, the video record does not support the claim that January 6 was an insurrection,” Carlson explained. “In fact, it demolishes that claim. And that’s exactly why the Democratic Party and its allies in the media prevented you from seeing it.”
You can almost hear the cringing of the RINOs and the hysterics from the Democrats as you read that. No one in the Political Establishment is happy about the Carlson revelations. They threaten to overturn the whole of the political applecart for good and all…and that is exactly what should happen. Whether it does will be up to us. Only we can see to it — and not by balloting.
While we wait and deliberate, here’s some appropriate music from composer Mark Isham, set to a gorgeous photomontage by Gary Richards:
“On the threshold of liberty?” Maybe we are; if so, we owe a great debt of thanks to Tucker Carlson, who has endangered his career and his life by undertaking this mission. My colleague Mike Hendrix thinks he should be decorated for it:
Tucker Carlson—who some on Our Side contend is variously A) a phony; B) Controlled Opposition; C) even a witting sock-puppet being used by The Enemy for steam-valve purposes, which I think is just ridiculous—has done enough in his dogged pursuit of the truth here as to have earned a Medal of Honor for meritorious, above-and-beyond-the-call service to his country. Endless kudos to him for his determination and derring-do.
Thresholds are slippery places to stand; ask Janus. But regardless of our current deplorable condition, the trials it has brought us, and the possibility of still worse to come, remember that this is the greatest country in history, the crowning glory of human civilization. One way or another, we must take it back.
The lies were never intended to be ironclad. They only need the lies to muddy the waters sufficiently long enough for the left to accomplish whatever the immediate goal is. Then they move on to the next goal, the next distraction. They count on the abysmally short memory of John Q Public. And so far their strategy is working.