Have you seen Sleepy Joe’s appointee, to the minted-for-her post of “Disinformation Czar”, do karaoke? Nina Jankowicz makes Sarah Palin look a beacon of sanity and reason. Here she is in 2015, taking the mike – and, given her subsequent stellar rise, the mickey – for a spot of cabaret on the theme, I kid you not, of “who do I fuck to be famous?”
That one took a little digging. More widely circulated, after her promotion to the top job at the Ministry of Truth, is her selfie video in a rewording of a Mary Poppins song. Yes, that one. You couldn’t make this up.
Information laundering is really quite ferocious. It’s when a huckster takes some lies and makes them sound precocious, by saying them in Congress or a mainstream outlet, so disinformation’s origins are slightly less atrocious.
The sanity and profundity of Biden’s new appointee leave me with yet more egg on my face, given my arguments with liberal pals – no, they haven’t all unfriended me – who took me to task for not dancing in the streets after the tangerine narcissist’s 2020 defeat. As Caitlin put it, just two days ago:
It’s a good thing Trump lost because otherwise Roe v Wade would be on the chopping block and immigrants would still be getting mistreated and the Iran deal would still be dead and the military budget would keep inflating. That bastard would probably have us on the brink of World War 3 by now.
Meanwhile, here on Twitter, is the live evidence of the day the Disinformation Czar took TikTok by storm with her brilliantly reworked supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
Something for the weekend? How about Fox News host Tucker Carlson? He’s one of the many commentators from the right – John Mearsheimer, Peter Oborne, Peter Hitchens and American Conservative spring to mind – who, while I disagree profoundly with much of what they say, have earned my respect for their intelligence and wit. And, which is more, for insisting – in a world of facts trumped by narrative at every turn – that reason and evidence matter.
So here’s seventeen minutes of Tucker Carlson. His definitions of Left and Right may not be mine, especially with neocons so amply represented in both of America’s major parties, 1 but it’s good to see a mainstream opinion former who grasps the dangers of criminalising a concept for which no clear and legally acceptable definition has been offered.
“Hate speech” for instance. Or “disinformation”.
Oh, and along the way having a whale of a time lampooning the ridiculous Nina Jancowicz
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