Rolling Stone Claims Major Bombshell Regarding January 6th – Opinion

Rolling Stone has published a report that claims a significant bombshell about January 6, 2009. Specifically, the headline reads “Exclusive: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff.” It was written by Hunter Walker, one of the far-left hatchet men over at that outlet, and is clearly meant to stoke the conspiracy theory that Republican congressional members helped plan an “insurrection.”

This, naturally, set fire to social media and led those who believed such absurdities to follow suit.

Is this really a major revelation, if it is confirmed? The answer is a definitive no, and that’s not because the story is completely false. Rather, it’s because the framing is completely false. Yes, organizers met with GOP House members before January 6th. However, they didn’t meet in order to organize a riot. Rather, they met to spurn attendance at Donald Trump’s speech and other rallies around the country.

The two sources, both of whom have been granted anonymity due to the ongoing investigation, describe participating in “dozens” of planning briefings ahead of that day when Trump supporters broke into the Capitol as his election loss to President Joe Biden was being certified.

“I remember Marjorie Taylor Greene specifically,” the organizer says. “I remember talking to probably close to a dozen other members at one point or another or their staffs.”

One source will be referred to as a rally organizer, while the other is a planner. Rolling StoneThe White House Ellipse, Jan. 6, confirmed the involvement of both sources in the organization of the main event to protest the electoral certificate. Trump addressed the rally, encouraging his supporters to march towards the Capitol. While Trump was speaking, Ellipse members began walking the one-mile and a half mile to the Capitol. Just minutes after Trump finished his speech, the barricades had been stormed.

Note first, these sources are anonymous. Second, pay attention to what’s said and what’s not said. If these sources actually exist, at no point do they claim Republican politicians had any part in planning any “storming” of the Capitol. Rather, they admit to helping organize Trump’s speech, which occurred over a mile away. Last I checked, it is legal for a president to give a speech, though, I’m sure many on the left would love to criminalize that as well.

Furthermore, although we knew Marjorie Taylor Greene was a protest organizer, there’s no proof that they were involved in anything other than peaceful rallies. Although this article recognizes the truth, it attempts to portray what they are saying as more sinister. However, the source of this information is not deemed nefarious. Instead, the writer claims they aren’t giving details because there’s an “ongoing investigation,” as if the House is a law enforcement arm or something.

Later, one of the sources claims they were offered a “blanket” pardon by Paul Gosar, and they go on to complain that no such pardon ever materialized. Whether that’s true or not is largely irrelevant as Trump clearly did not act on any such promise. Nancy Pelosi might be able to impeach him again.

The article closes with an announcement that both sources have agreed to collaborate with the Jan 6th committee.

While it was already clear members of Congress played some role in the Jan. 6 events and similar rallies that occurred in the lead-up to that day, the two sources say they can provide new details about the members’ specific roles in these efforts. They plan to give this information immediately to congressional investigators. While both sources say their communications with the House’s Jan. 6 committee thus far have been informal, they are expecting to testify publicly.

“I have no problem openly testifying,” the planner says.

While the planner does not mind openly testingify to his work, she would rather remain anonymous in order to protect this report. Is that logical?

Here’s what this is really about: This report is a rehash of things we already knew framed in a way to bolster the January 6th committee’s standing, making it seem as if they are doing important, ground-breaking work. In reality, they haven’t come up with anything. There’s no actual meat on the bone of this report, and whatever these sources provide, assuming they exist, will have nothing to do with those who chose to enter the Capitol Building that day.

Rolling Stone is doing this. It’s a dumpster fire of a “news” outlet that has been caught lying and misleading more times than I can count, and that’s not even considering their general leftwing bias. The magazine recently made up stories about hospitals being overwhelmed by ivermectin. It is absurd that anyone would believe any of the stories they make.

The United States has real issues right now, and January 6th isn’t one of them. Normal people are worried about inflation, gas prices, the economy, their children’s schools, and a myriad of other problems that are impacting their lives. No one cares about Pelosi’s committee, and they certainly don’t care about Rolling Stone’s misleading reporting on the subject.

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