To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Fox News announced it would forgo televising the public hearings yesterday and on June 13 and 15 on the U.S. House Select Committee investigating the Trump-incited Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol.
Fox’s fawning over former President Trump is legendary — if not absurd — but the implication that the Jan. 6 hearings are not newsworthy is just as absurd.
The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin admonishes us to tune out the “it won’t matter” coverage of the Jan. 6 hearings.
Republicans have played this game before. They insist that exposing an indefensible deed committed by one of their own “won’t matter” because those who have made up their mind (i.e., themselves) won’t be swayed. (Tautology alert!) The media repeats this talking report to sound “balanced” or sophisticated. Polls after the proceedings show that opinion has not shifted much. Republicans then exult: “See, we were right!” (Funny how they never voiced this argument regarding the Benghazi hearings.)
Such inane and irrelevant commentary is now coursing through mainstream media today regarding the House select committee’s hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection, even though the hearings involve the fate of our democracy and the worst betrayal by an American president in history. Giving the party responsible for the attack on the Capitol veto power over whether the investigation “matters” is, sadly, what much of the news coverage has come to. The only thing worse is pronouncing investigations into hugely important topics “boring.” Ignore it.
The Tony Vargas for Congress campaign is looking for volunteers to join them to march and wave signs during some upcoming parade events.
As part of her campaign for governor, Democratic state Sen. Carol Blood and her running mate, former Sen. Al Davis, have scheduled more Blood Drives Across Nebraska events!
Join in June 25 for a CD1 Day of Action for Patty Pansing Brooks!
They wll have packets and call lists. Lunch will be provided so please register in advance.
Get tickets and tables now for our annual Salute to Senators, being held this year on June 25 at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo!
The NDP Coordinated Campaign is hiring Organizers to work in the Second Congressional District area (Douglas, Saunders, part of Sarpy).
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Join the Omaha March for Our Lives event Saturday June 11.
The NDP is planning a Day of Action in anticipation of the June 27 release of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade and women’s right to obtain abortions.
June 18: Join Senator Blood for another great NPD training! Subject: What to do after the Primary Election.
Dave Else is running for Congess in CD3! Follow his campaign on Facebook.
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June 11: Pride in the Park Alliance
June 11: Omaha March for Our Lives event
June 11: Hastings Pride 2022
June 17-18: Lincoln Star City Pride Festival
June 18: Omaha Branch NAACP Juneteenth parade
June 25: Salute to State Senators
+June 26: NDP State Central Committee Meeting
June 28: CD1 Special Election
July 7: CD2 team event
July 9-10: Heartland Pride Parade and Festival Omaha
Aug. 6: NDP Yard Sign Drive-Thru in Omah