SAN JOSE (CBS SF / CNN) — Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) has quietly posted a nearly 2,000-page report documenting social media posts by her Republican colleagues who voted against certifying results of the presidential election on January 6. The information compiled isn’t secret, but the report is another sign of the deep distrust that has settled into the US Capitol in the weeks since the insurrection. The report chronicles the social media activity of members on public forums immediately before the November election and right after the January 6 riot. The report has been online for a week . READ MORE: Here's What You Can Expect From The $1.9 Trillion Senate Stimulus Package CNN reported earlier Thursday that federal investigators are examining records of communications between members of Congress and the pro-Trump mob that attacked the Capitol, as the investigation moves closer to exploring whether lawmakers wittingly or unwittingly helped the insurrectionists. In a … [Read more...] about Capitol Siege: Bay Area Rep. Zoe Lofgren Releases Massive Social Media Report On GOP Colleagues Who Voted To Overturn Election
Every day, another shoe drops in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's increasingly dire world. In 2020, you couldn't find a more popular governor in the country. The press certainly adored him if these headlines – and there are dozens more like them – are any indication. New York Times: “ Andrew Cuomo Is the Control Freak We Need Right Now ” ADVERTISEMENT Vogue: “Why We Are Crushing on Andrew Cuomo Right Now” Vanity Fair: “Dear Andrew Cuomo, I want to be your First Lady'' Washington Post: “No one does it like Andrew Cuomo” This month’s Cover of Rolling Stone: Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo Cuomo accuser says governor did not take sexual harassment training NY Senate advances bill to repeal Cuomo's emergency powers Two female aides to Cuomo leave administration MORE Takes Charge https://t.co/u8sLXkcHWV pic.twitter.com/HBRvYrOHmx — Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) April 13, 2020 Yep — Cuomo certainly brought the sizzle to his power point … [Read more...] about Disgraced former media darling Andrew Cuomo must resign, but more for this reason
The House of Representatives passed legislation as part of the omnibus HR1 bill that would allow the Department of Justice to require social media sites to remove certain posts. The Foreign Agent Disclaimer Enhancement (FADE) Act, originally introduced by Democratic Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger and Republican New York Rep. John Katko, was added as an amendment to the HR1 For The People Act on Wednesday night via a 223-208 vote . It requires social media sites to remove posts at the direction of the Attorney General, if the United States government determines that the posts do not identify that they were made by foreign agents, according to The Hill. ???? PASSED: The House just passed my legislation to crack down on foreign-backed disinformation and propaganda on social media. Americans have a right to know when and how they are being influenced by a foreign source. Read more about the FADE Act: https://t.co/LtEvFBUUE4 — Rep. Abigail Spanberger (@RepSpanberger) … [Read more...] about House Passes Legislation That Would Allow Justice Department To Demand Removal Of Social Media Posts
David Sirota, founder of The Daily Poster, says that the media should “apologize” for its coverage New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Andrew Cuomo Cuomo accuser says governor did not take sexual harassment training NY Senate advances bill to repeal Cuomo's emergency powers Two female aides to Cuomo leave administration MORE 's (D) early handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing home has been under scrutiny since New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) released a report finding that Cuomo’s administration underreported COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes by as much as 50 percent. Speaking on Hill TV’s “Rising,” Sirota said that there were state lawmakers and independent news outlets trying to “blow the whistle” on Cuomo’s handling of COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes as the mainstream press was celebrating the governor’s early pandemic response. “The blowing of the whistle was drowned out by a media machine that … [Read more...] about David Sirota: Media should ‘apologize’ for early coverage of Cuomo’s pandemic handling
Friday, FNC’s Tucker Carlson hit the media and Democrat members of Congress for playing up the threat of a so-called QAnon incursion that did not occur. As Carlson explained, the so-called “invasion” was set to go down earlier in the week in all 50 state capitols and Washington, D.C. However, there was no sign of any such event. Carlson compared that to the Black Lives Matter riots around the country throughout last year. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: QAnon, the greatest threat we face not inflation, not China, QAnon, everyone is saying it. But you may be wondering just how dangerous is QAnon? Well, here’s the answer. The District of Columbia National Guard announced today that all troops who took part in the mission to protect our democracy from internet conspiracy theorists will now receive medals in recognition of their heroic sacrifice. Now, the primary medal is called the Presidential Inauguration Support Ribbon. That’s for people who were there for President … [Read more...] about FNC’s Carlson: Lawmakers, Media Hyped Imaginary QAnon Invasion in D.C.