by Pete Fasciano, Executive Director 06/12/2022
“De-cem-ber 7th - 1 9 4 1; a day that will live in infamy.” Thus spake Roosevelt.
“Jan-u-ary 6th - 2 0 2 0; a day that will live in infamy.” That’s what I say.
These dates of historic crisis leave indelible marks on the American psyche. Why? On both occasions America was viciously attacked. Plain and simple. We can debate the long list of differences, but the objective was the same. Our enemy (foreign or domestic) was intent on disrupting our democracy in a surprise attack.
This time our President said, “Go home in peace. You’re very special. We love you.” Whaaaat ?!?
On Thursday evening the Jan 6 Committee began unveiling the hard facts of that horrific day. Taking in their extensive investigations and exhaustive interviews with many witnesses is not as easy as embracing an easy pithy three-word-chant.
Lock – her – up! Stop – the – steal! Hang – Mike – Pence!
Most Americans will struggle to stay tuned to the hours of case logic, the legal framework and orderly telling of fact, but this is the stuff of history. As in any war, there was brutal combat. People were wounded. People died. The causes and horrors of that day are being laid out clearly before our eyes, and we should not look away. Future historians will see the January 6 Committee broadcasts as an enduring reference. There are several more sessions to watch in the days ahead.
Watch – the – truth! Watch – the – truth! Watch – the – truth!
While we are always grateful when you take some time to watch our programs, it is entirely appropriate that we recommend you take in all that the Committee is presenting. It is a rare TV event that can be regarded as a civic duty.
These historic broadcasts are truly ‘Must see TV.’
And – as always –
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The Poynter Institute's PolitiFact article outlines the justification of the work by the Jan 6 Committee -> https://www.politifact.com/article/2022/jun/08/legitimacy-jan-6-committee-explained/
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