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.”