Fox News refuses $184k advertisement because it says Jan. 6. riot actually happe

The crazy keeps getting crazier.

Walter Einenkel for Daily Kos Monday June 07, 2021 · 11:15 AM PDT

On Sunday, Fox News decided not to take advertiser money in order to make a very principled point:

The insurrection at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021 wasn’t a big deal.

That’s the basic position of both the GOP and conservative media writ large, at this point.

Their end game is oligarchy and being the financial and power beneficiaries of that anti-democratic system.


The Los Angeles Times reports that Fox News higher-ups nixed airing a political commercial that highlighted law enforcement’s clashes with rioters and insurgents at the Capitol on that tragic day. Ben Meiselas, co-founder of the liberal MeidasTouch political action committee (PAC), told the Times, “We couldn’t have fathomed in our wildest imaginations that even a Fox News would reject an ad that simply condemns the insurrection, and condemns people who support the insurrection.” It’s hard to read tone and doubly hard to know whether Meiselas is being tongue-in-cheek here or simply naive.

In Fox News’ defense, the short commercial is damning to Republican leadership, face-checking Jan. 6 deniers like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde, and Wisconsin Rep. Ron Johnson. Writing “racist” as a descriptor fits for each of the previous names, though the PAC commercial chooses to stick with their underplaying the seriousness of the Jan. 6, events. It features testimony from different law enforcement personnel recollecting experiences from that fateful day.

The advertisement ends with title cards reading “The GOP Betrayed America. We Will Never Forget.”

On a side note, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) tries to hide himself, but wife slips up. Busted. YOU ARE SERVED, SEE YOU IN COURT!

Mo Brooks served with Swalwell lawsuit Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has been served with a lawsuit filed by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), days after attorneys for Swalwell said they were having trouble tracking down the Alabama Republican, Brooks and a Swalwell representative confirmed.

The lawsuit accuses Brooks and other allies of former President Trump of provoking the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Speaking to CNN, Philip Andonian, an attorney for Swalwell, shot back at Brooks’s claims of unlawful entry.

“No one entered or even attempted to enter the Brooks’ house. That allegation is completely untrue. A process server lawfully served the papers on Mo Brooks’ wife, as the federal rules allow,” Andonian said.

“This was after her initial efforts to avoid service. Mo Brooks has no one but himself to blame for the fact that it came to this,” Andonian continued. “We asked him to waive service, we offered to meet him at a place of his choosing. Instead of working things out like a civilized person, he engaged in a juvenile game of Twitter trolling over the past few days and continued to evade service. He demanded that we serve him. We did just that. The important thing is the complaint has been served and Mo Brooks can now be held accountable for his role in inciting the deadly insurrection at the Capitol.”

The server did enter their garage, but what the hey, don’t try to dodge a lawful server.