Whatever the Effect, Jen Psaki Knows the Cause

 

As we sit here watching the destruction of the greatest experiment in history, the media’s role in the ongoing disinformation campaign never fails to amaze. I will leave the “60 Minutes” debacle (intentionally doctoring video of Gov. Ron DeSantis) to one side. The Psaki press conference Tuesday was quite remarkable.

Steve Doocy of Fox asked Ms. Psaki about the All-Star Game being moved from Georgia to Colorado. The premise of his question was that Colorado voting laws are more restrictive than Georgia voting laws, as amended, so the move was nothing more than idiotic virtue-signaling. Probably the truth is somewhere in the middle, meaning that Colorado is more restrictive in some respects. But Psaki rolled out her carefully rehearsed high-school-debate-style answer to prove that Colorado, with its massive African-American population of 4.6%, is actually fiercely protective of minority voting rights. (By the way, baseball fans, we all know why MLB chose to move the game to Colorado instead of, say, Baltimore. Home runs mean higher ratings, and the Denver ballpark yields massive home runs because of the thin air.)

And, of course, the sycophantic media and the “progressive” keyboard warriors lauded Psaki for “destroying” Doocy and his “gotcha” question. Vanity Fair: “Jen Psaki Stuffs Fox News’ Steve Doocy in Metaphorical Locker.”  (No, I’m not making that headline up.) HuffPost: “Jen Psaki Destroys Fox News Gotcha Question About Georgia Voting Law.”  The Hill:  “Psaki Refutes Fox Reporter Claim on ‘Very Similar’ Colorado and Georgia laws.” (Twitter: The world’s biggest high school lunchroom.)

But something that Psaki said particularly struck me. At one point, toward the end of her comments, she forcefully said that the Georgia law was “premised on a lie,” the lie being that there was voter fraud in Georgia. It occurred to me that that is the real issue for “progressives,”  not whether Colorado has tighter voting requirements than Georgia. They think that allowing any effort to amend a voting law is a concession that voter fraud must have existed. And they cannot allow the legitimacy of their power to be questioned in any way.

In short: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

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  1. Sisyphus Member
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    Nailed it. The People of the Lie will do whatever is required to protect the Lie.

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  2. namlliT noD Member
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):
    Nailed it.

    I was going to say that, too.

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  3. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    All that matters is power. God is dead to these people, and they have nothing but power to worship.

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  4. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    Gene Killian: They think that allowing any effort to amend a voting law is a concession that voter fraud must have existed. And they cannot allow the legitimacy of their power to be questioned in any way.

    Yep.   The Narrative must always be defended.  Illegitimate regimes are obsessed with buttressing their support.  

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  5. Sisyphus Member
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    Just had lunch at a diner and the next table over the woman was spewing venom about closing polls at five (no one in the country is closing polls at five) and the guy across from her was citing NYT articles to bolster the outrage but assuring her that the US Attorney General was reviewing things. It’s just too too easy. Fish in a barrel. Useful idiots from sea to shining sea.

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  6. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Jen Psaki – Making Baghdad Bob look like Edward R. Murrow…

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  7. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Circle back Psaki called on Fox News reporter? That should be a headline in itself! Yes – your post gets to the meat and potatoes of it: fraud,  if you even hint at it, you will be punished is the message,.  I am wondering seriously, where are all the protestors to stand up for anything of value? Where are the Georgians and the golfers and all the rest – only Trump denounced this idiocy. What we are witnessing in our society is very scary – and we need to get some backbone.

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  8. Stad Coolidge
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    Gene Killian: By the way, baseball fans, we all know why MLB chose to move the game to Colorado instead of, say, Baltimore. Home runs mean higher ratings, and the Denver ballpark yields massive home runs because of the thin air.

    Nailed it.

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  9. kedavis Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Gene Killian: By the way, baseball fans, we all know why MLB chose to move the game to Colorado instead of, say, Baltimore. Home runs mean higher ratings, and the Denver ballpark yields massive home runs because of the thin air.

    Nailed it.

    But it’s harder for the players to breathe and get the same hitting energy…

    I would have bet it’s the legal pot.

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  10. Stad Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    But it’s harder for the players to breathe and get the same hitting energy…

    I would have bet it’s the legal pot.

    Another good point about the pot.  As for breathing, I don’t think baseball players would have trouble because there’s a lot of down time between the need for athletic movement.  Football has more movement and less rest, and basketball, soccer, and hockey have almost continuous movement.

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