(PatriotWise.com)- Hearsay, hearsay. But when has that stopped a major news outlet from covering it as though it were fact? Cassidy Hutchinson testified to the January 6 committee that she heard from White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato that, on January 6, as the Capitol riot was taking place, former President Donald Trump “lunged” at the steering wheel of the secret service agent driving him back to the White House.
The same Ornato then came out and said he never told her this story and secret service agents were ready to testify against Hutchinson’s statement that Trump never, in fact, lunged at the steering wheel. Of course, that does not matter to the January 6 committee, however, who told CNN that they trust the testimony from Hutchinson.
“The Committee trusts the credibility of a witness who was willing to testify under oath & in public but is also willing to hear any information that others may have that would aid in their investigation.”
A committee spox tells @CNN: “The Committee trusts the credibility of a witness who was willing to testify under oath & in public but is also willing to hear any information that others may have that would aid in their investigation.” https://t.co/WqxSCcysgf
— Gabby Orr (@GabbyOrr_) June 29, 2022
Senior writer at Breitbart, John Nolte, recounted the story upon first hearing this lie being peddled at Fox News. “There’s Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, and some idiot from the National Review going on and on about how serious this testimony is and what a game-changer this testimony is…”
When they discover that the serious testimony is that Trump lunged for the steering wheel, Nolte writes that he and his wife burst out laughing. How could they not? The story was obviously fictitious on its face, but here was Fox News eating it up about how this is the most serious scandal since Watergate.
Since Watergate. Seriously?
As Nolte writes, “The context here is that we’re supposed to believe a sitting president assaulted the Secret Service, and that news didn’t leak for 18 months! Have you not figured out yet that the serial liars at Fox News are more afraid of a mean Brian Stelter tweet than any sort of backlash from its audience?”
Nolte might have a point, don’t you think? After all, what is all of this? A Michael Bay film? Or are we watching Fast and Furious: Capitol Hill?
The truth, Nolte says, is that Fox News will continue to peddle this kind of stuff because people won’t stop watching them. It’s that simple.