Here’s the truth and some commentary.
“The House’s Jan. 6 committee has turned to a renowned former network news executive to hone a mountain of explosive material into a captivating multimedia presentation for a prime-time hearing Thursday,” Axios reports.
The hearing — the first of a series by the committee (most will be during daytime) — has the makings of a national event:
- At least two of the broadcast networks will interrupt evening programming for live coverage anchored by ABC’s David Muir and CBS’ Norah O’Donnell. NBC will announce plans soon.
The other side: Republicans will argue that the 1/6 committee — which consists of seven Democrats plus Republicans Liz Cheney of Wyoming and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois — is just out to get former President Trump.
The House of Representatives’ January 6 Committee is going into full propaganda mode this Thursday.
As the hearings begin, Glenn explains how the Committee has made sure to make them into a primetime, made-for-TV night to remember, filled with shock, scandal, and suspense.
And in order to guarantee that Americans get the narrative, the Committee has enlisted former ABC News chief James Goldston to produce the special.
Strangely enough, Glenn points out, that’s the same James Goldston who buried the Jeffrey Epstein scandal when it broke. What are the odds..?
The Jan. 6 committee hearing announced the date and time of its second hearing of its June series, and it’s ditching prime time for the second round.
While the first Jan. 6 hearing will be a prime-time spectacle at 8 p.m. on Thursday, the committee announced Monday that the second will be at 10 a.m. next Monday morning during normal committee hours. While the first hearing will be broadcast live by major television networks, it’s unlikely the second will get the same treatment.