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Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

An Important New York Times
Headline to Keep in Mind

June 19, 2022 --

The current hearings of the Jan. 6 Committee to Delegitimize the Republican Party are knee-jerkingly followed by lurid headlines in The New York Times demonizing former President Trump to make certain he cannot run again for president, and preferably will spend the rest of his life in federal prison. But any allegation from this rogue committee comes from a vicious panel spewing political hate speech that is acting like a prosecution (denying due process to Mr. Trump and the GOP), not a law-making body. Even The New York Times acknowledged in its lead story in the February 5, 2022 print edition that Pelosi's witch hunters were akin more to a prosecution than to a congressional body.

The headline for the lead article in the Times, February 6 recognized:


Here is a link to the story:


The online headline for the article, by Michael S. Schmidt and Luke Broadwater, was "Jan. 6 Panel Adopts Prosecution Tactics for Its Investigation." The story began: "The House select committee scrutinizing the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol is borrowing techniques from federal prosecutions, employing aggressive tactics typically used against mobsters and terrorists as it seeks to break through the stonewalling from former President Donald J. Trump and his allies and develop evidence that could prompt a criminal case."

This even as the article grudgingly acknowledged, "The committee has no law enforcement role...."

The hearings amount, of course, to flagrant fouls against our system of fair, representative government committed to liberty, not tyranny, The courts, long ago, should have expedited the legitimate challenges to Pelosi's rogue panel and written finis to the affront to orderly democratic government.

Instead, in the absence of appropriate judicial intervention, Pelosi and her ilk, abetted by the practitioners of putrid political propaganda, continue their campaign of brainwashing the American people to transform a free society into a monolithic entity that gets its inspiration from Orwell's dystopian novel "1984."

It is past time, long past time, for American patriots to point to the "Jan. 6" panel and warn the citizenry: "The totalitarians are coming; the totalitarians are coming."