It doesn’t take a lengthy historical study of White House machinations and messaging to notice that, to say the least, most of the people offering so-called “information” and “transparent” press meetings there have been far from candid. Indeed, over the years, one begins to realize that the factual and historical revisionism noted in George Orwell’s “1984” were, on balance, less dystopian nightmare than they were pointed dark satire drawn from how most political machines and their operators treat the truth.
As a result, one might feel jaded, or underreact to what ought to be utterly shocking and enraging news.
The White House appeared to cut out remarks made by a reporter during Friday’s press briefing from the administration’s official transcript of the event.
Yes. Welcome to the Ministry of Truth, Plebian. Praise Big Brother.
And, no shock, the journalist whom the “freedom-free-speech” lefties of the Biden Block censored was FoxNews’ Peter Doocy.
The exchange in question happened between Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Doocy asked Psaki about remarks that Biden made where he compared opponents of his voting rights agenda to segregationists.
Indeed. The problem wasn’t that Doocy was displaying some kind of racist trait (of course, one can expect that, if given the chance, leftists would try to portray Mr. Doocy as a hood-wearing, black-face-loving nincompoop, a-la the reality that was the figure of former VA Governor, Democradical Ralph Shearer Northam). The problem was that Mr. Doocy’s memory was too long, and he was running through things that Big Guy Biden had said.
As Saavedra notes, here was the pertinent part of the January 14 exchange between Doocy and the ever-classy, not-plastic-at-all Ms. Psaki:
DOOCY: But as he talked about a year ago and working with Republicans, now he is talking about Republicans that don’t agree with voting rights – he’s describing them as George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis. What happened to the guy who — when he was elected said, “To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy”?
PSAKI: I think everybody listening to that speech who is ‘speaking on the level,’ as my mother would say, would note that he was not comparing them as humans, he was comparing the choice to those figures in history and where they’re going to position themselves if they — as they determine whether they’re going to support the fundamental right to vote or not.
Whether that was the case or not is up to the viewer and how gracious he or she might be to the President heading-up a government that not only assumes the power to mandate that millions of people accept gene-vector injections and that their employers will be fined if they don’t, but the power to take the next generation’s sweat equity before its members are born.
That would be called generational enslavement through debt and taxation, and, regardless of how one views the head Plantation Master in 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., or his possibly race-baiting comments, the actions taken by the Master’s managers subsequent to this exchange are what really strike one’s fascist-revisionist fancy.
The White House, however, did not include the following remarks from Doocy: ‘[Biden]’s describing them as George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis.’
Evidently, the White House team ran out of digital ink (because, as we all know, Climate Change and COVID do that to electronic devices) and decided to shuffle some words off to the Orwellian “Memory Hole.”
The White House transcript of Doocy’s remarks states:
‘But as he talked about a year ago and working with Republicans, now he is talking about Republicans that don’t agree with voting rights. What happened to the guy who — when he was elected said, ‘To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy’?
When Joe Biden compared people who opposed his voting rights bill to Jefferson Davis, George Wallace, & Bull Conner, Jenn Psaki wants y’all to know Biden wasn’t comparing them to humans. She really said this: pic.twitter.com/xkciMG1ucY— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 15, 2022
So, regardless of the shoddy way the Dems are mischaracterizing their own “HR1 – For The People Act” attempt to federalize what is supposed to be a state prerogative when it comes to Presidential election procedures for choosing electors, and regardless of the way the Dems portray the Senate Republicans’ attempt to stop such federalizing, here’s a question:
Will the leftist pop media figures call the Bidenistas on this rewrite of history? Or have they been engaged in massaging the message for so long that it comes as a relief that, this time they don’t have to cherry-pick, decontextualize, and outright misquote people for political gain.
Will they just delight in the fact that the White House itself is engaging in their propagandistic daily ritual for them?
After all, this leftist love of censorship seems quite pervasive, and quite powerful. In just the past few weeks, leftists have called for silencing Joe Rogan’s podcast, simply because he engaged in hugely popular conversations with people like Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone – men who offer information that the authoritarian lockdowners and jab-mandaters don’t like.
Rather than engaging in a peaceful response, such as a debate, and/or the creation of their own podcasts and compete, they want to destroy, to shut down, to silence.
This is not surprising. For decades, left-collectivists have attempted to shut down dissent. Whether it was Bill Clinton indirectly blaming the Oklahoma City bombing on talk radio hosts and the freeing effects of Reagan’s FCC lifting the Orwellian “Fairness Doctrine” (a fascist doctrine that dictated unworkable rules onto radio such that they couldn’t really allow political opinions on the air), or it was the pseudo-scholarship of “deconstructionism” in literature that mis-read policy-pushing subtexts into fiction, leftists for decades have shown utter contempt for other human beings, and have displayed towering disregard for the truth – all to serve their perverse political goal of conquering individualism.
Certainly, this is not a single political party problem, but this disrespect for the spoken and written truth, or to the long-dead author, it is endemic in leftism, going back to Cultural Marxism and the Frankfurt School of so-called study that began in the 1920s and was transplanted in the US soon thereafter.
The move by Psaki’s team, all to shield their Master from possible criticism, is a real-world, as-it-happens example of what honest reporters, students, and authors have experienced virtually every day for over a century.
Psaki herself has a past with "disappearing" questions that come from Fox reporters. So perhaps the Obama-era tradition has been rekindled by the most recent administration?
We can tell our friends about this current act of cowardice, and it can energize them in the immediate battle for truth, but it might be worthwhile to remind them of the generational nature of this fight.
As long as there are deceitful people in the world, they will try to hide the truth – and this is particularly true in the corrupt world of political power.