Today is June 10 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.
1 – Washington Post’s Award-winning ‘Video Timeline’ Supported False Lafayette Square Narrative
Breitbart reports: The Washington Post, among other mainstream media organizations, created the false impression that President Donald Trump ordered Lafayette Square cleared with “tear gas” to remove “peaceful protesters” for a “photo-op” last June 1.
Those claims have been definitively debunked by an inspector general’s report from the Department of Interior, which confirmed the Trump administration’s story: that U.S. Park Police had already planned to enlarge the perimeter around the White House after violent attacks by rioters on law enforcement, and cleared the park using pepper balls, not tear gas.
The report also confirms that it was the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, under the control of Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser, who used tear gas at a different site nearby, after protesters had already been cleared from the park.
A look back at how cable news went all in on the debunked narrative that President Trump gassed peaceful protesters for a “photo op.” pic.twitter.com/4pS4aQ8hpc
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 9, 2021
At the time, the Post‘s 12-minute “video timeline” was celebrated as an important piece of investigative journalism. The Post reported that “police” had used tear gas, adding that “their actions cleared the way” for Trump’s “photo-op” holding a Bible at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, which had partly been burned by rioters the night before.
This, from the @washingtonpost, is an extraordinary piece of journalism. It’s a video timeline of the federal law enforcement attack on peaceful protesters at Lafayette Square. This is how the Trump administration violently cleared the path for a photo op: https://t.co/vJyDe8Xx6L
— David French (@DavidAFrench) June 9, 2020
The Inspector General’s report released on Wednesday confirmed the media got it all wrong. The report concludes:
We did not obtain evidence suggesting that the USPP cleared Lafayette Park so the President could visit St. John’s Church. Instead, we found that by approximately 10 a.m. on June 1, the USPP had already begun developing a plan to clear protesters from the area to enable the contractor to safely install the antiscale fence. … We found no evidence establishing that the USPP knew of any potential movement by the President through Lafayette Park until hours later.
Trump released the following statement in response:
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America pic.twitter.com/Jik772bgGB
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) June 9, 2021
DML: Every single one of those media outlets who lied about Trump owes him a public apology!!
2 – Virginia mom who survived Maoist China eviscerates school board’s critical race theory push
Fox News reports: A Virginia mom who endured Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution before immigrating to the U.S. ripped a Virginia school board at a public meeting Tuesday over its stubborn support of the controversial critical race theory.
“I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools,” Xi Van Fleet told the Loudoun County School Board members. “You are now teaching, training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history.”
She likened CRT, which critics deride as a form of “neo-racism,” to China’s Cultural Revolution, a Mao-led purge that left between 500,000 and 20 million people dead from 1966 to 1976. The estimates vary greatly and many details have been shrouded in secrecy for decades.
“The Communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people,” she said. “The only difference is they used class instead of race.”
Watch a brave parent who grew up in Mao’s China point out all of the identical traits b/n the Cultural Revolution and what LCPS, and really every school system, are doing through the use of CRT. pic.twitter.com/zH7XuyBmW6
— The Virginia Project UAC (@TVPUAC) June 9, 2021
DML: Every American needs to listen to this twice!
3 – San Jose mayor proposes gun owners carry insurance, pay annual fee in wake of rail yard shooting
The Hill reports: The mayor of San Jose proposed requiring gun owners to carry insurance and pay an annual fee to pay for the aftermath of gun violence on Tuesday following a shooting at a rail yard in the city that killed nine people.
“With council approval San Jose would become the first city in the United States to require every gun owner to have liability insurance coverage for their firearms. Second, San Jose would become the first U.S. city to require gun owners to pay a fee to compensate taxpayers for the public cost of responding to gun violence,” Mayor Sam Liccardo (D) said, KPIX reported.
Liccardo said the fees would not be exorbitant and would help pay for costs induced by taxpayers following mass shootings.
“We are cognizant, as the Second Amendment dictates, so that we will not be imposing fees that are so great as to be prohibitive to ownership. We want a fee that will compensate taxpayers for the cost of everything from emergency rooms to police response,” the mayor said.
DML: What stupid idea will liberals think of next?!
4 – Jill Biden Scolds Joe While Speaking To US Service Members During UK Tour
Daily Caller reports: First lady Jill Biden tried to catch President Joe Biden’s attention during her speech Wednesday while talking to U.S. service members during a trip to the U.K.
Biden and FLOTUS delivered remarks to the members of the military at the Royal Air Force Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, during the president’s first trip overseas since being sworn into office.
Jill Biden told the service members they could sit down after they had stood up out of courtesy as she took to the podium. The president then turned his back to the podium and gazed at the audience as they sat.
“Joe, pay attention,” Jill said, signaling for him to face forward.
Jill Biden to Joe during speech: “Joe, pay attention.” pic.twitter.com/gl0kEudTYC
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 9, 2021
When it was Joe’s turn to speak, he told the troops to sit down and admitted, “I keep forgetting I’m president.”
“I keep forgetting I’m President.” – President Biden pic.twitter.com/cRRhpAlOXO
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 9, 2021
DML: Magoo forgets where he is or who he is. And he’s going to a summit to meet with world leaders. God help us.
5 – Unvaccinated Students ‘Numbered’ with Sharpie and Tracked at High School Prom
Breitbart reports: Unvaccinated students attending the Exeter, New Hampshire, high school prom were “numbered” with a sharpie pen and then tracked throughout the evening, a New Hampshire parental rights advocate reported.
Ann Marie Banfield, who writes at the blog Granite Grok, reported New Hampshire Rep. Melissa Litchfield, who represents the Brentwood district, posted to Facebook Tuesday that some constituents informed her their unvaccinated students who attended the Exeter High School prom Monday night “had a number written on them in Sharpie” and were tracked throughout the evening.
Litchfield wrote on Facebook:
I have had some constituents write to me angry about some things that went on at the event on Saturday evening. These complaints revolved around confidentially surrounding those who did and did not receive the COVID 19 vaccine, and the labeling that came along with that.
Here are some quotes,” ….was pretty fired up today after learning that kids who weren’t vaccinated had a number written on them in Sharpie at the EHS prom last night. If they were on the dance floor they had to raise their hands after every three songs so their numbers could be recorded by other underclass students for contact tracing purposes. There’s even more to the story, but this alone is surprising to us. We truly feel they are literally branding our kids if they don’t get this experiential “emergency” approved vaccine…”
” They also left the list of student names (first and last) with the info on whether they were vaccinated or not on a table outside after the prom. I found it the next morning. This information should 1. Not have been shared and 2. Should never be left where anyone can have access to it. I have a photo of the list.”
” … I find it absolutely unbelievable that ” ” and ” ” was allowed to treat the kids like prisoners in Nazi Germany. Marking them, thus singling them out, and then having to raise their hands is beyond tolerable. First the school could be looking at lawsuits for violation of Hippa rights. They have no business asking for a vaccine card….last Thursday masks were no longer required outside and if this is in effect it should not have mattered if they were vaccinated or not.” Nowhere does … state that if you aren’t vaccinated you need to wear it. Instead we will brand you with the scarlet letter for all the kids to see. I hope, and I am sure you will bring this to the SB and higher if need be. This should NEVER been allowed….”
DML: Appalling beyond words. Are we still in America?
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