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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.”Published in