Did selectively edited impeachment video really prove insurrection incitement?
Biased media/politicians use two strategies to intentionally misrepresent Former President Trump. They include selective editing and intentional misinterpretations. Trump’s full comments after Charlottesville were selectively edited. In December 2019, a national news agency demonstrated intentional misinterpretation in a “news” clip about the first impeachment. A “reporter” stated that Trump was attacking Nancy Pelosi. The video evidence that supposedly proved this point was Trump claiming the impeachment was politically motivated. Trump didn’t even mention Pelosi. Without the misleading voiceover, Trump’s statement was completely innocent. He simply defended himself against impeachment. Defending yourself is now an attack on those making accusations. We continue to see these strategies during the current impeachment.
On Tuesday, Democrat legislators used audio of Trump’s protest speech over footage of the Capitol riot. It selectively edited out key comments. It also interspersed biased misinterpretations. However, the video producers were so biased, they didn’t realize the comments could be considered evidence in Trump’s favor. In the video, Trump said he would accompany the protestors. Trump was not in the group attacking the Capitol building. Trump encouraged protestors to go to the Capitol – after the speech was over. However, the footage demonstrated the Capitol breach began while Trump was speaking.
In the video Trump encouraged protestors to encourage legislators into action. How can these targeted legislators act, or do anything, when they are injured in or evacuated from a siege? Legislators cannot be encouraged to act, to challenge the legitimacy of election results, during a siege. This was a group of mostly Trump supporters acting independently against Trump’s direction as outlined in his speech. The presented video demonstrated these individuals acted against Trump’s plans and interests as stated.
On Wednesday, another biased clip demonstrated Trump’s “vicious incitement.” It showed Trump celebrating supporters for holding signs protesting the election irregularities. Biased presenters want us to believe that Trump celebrating supporters incites violence. Trump encouraged supporters to defend themselves using freedom of speech. Trump supporters have a right to disagree with democratic politicians. Liberal legislators are demonizing opposition voters.
Internet sites deleted Trump’s rally speech and two recorded Capitol riot response statements. By banning and deleting unedited Trump comments, it is easier for biased actors to mislead voters. They are not protecting society from violence. They are making it easier for biased actors they support to misrepresent opposing perspectives.
You’re complaining because the prosecutors are making the defendant out to be guilty? That’s their job.
You sound as competent as trump’s current lead council.
Do you think the only way to “incite an insurrection” is to literally order people to act violently? He isn’t being accused of giving an order, he’s charged with “inciting and insurrection”. Ask the criminal defendants if they were acting based on what he said and wanted and they’ll tell you “yes, I was acting based on what he made me believe”. Many are even now accepting that they had been overtly lied to by the most powerful person in the world.
Years of his behavior and culture of supporting violent actors are clearly demonstrated in our history with that guy. The impeachment managers should put it on repeat and make them watch over and over and over as a crowd beat to death a capital police officer, listen over and over and over to the testimony of the family of two officers that took their own lives in distress. The GOP senators that have already decided how they will vote should start every session of congress watching a man suffocate after nearly 9 minutes of a police officer kneeling on his neck.
Wow. Just like to say, sedition and resurrection are starring us dead in the face. Hootlums tried to overthrow the government. They said it themselves. Don’t know what it takes to believe them.Trump said it himself that he could shoot someone one the streets of New York and the Republicans would still vote for him. He called them the dumbest party. He said it. He said it!!
The Dems have a false sense of confidence based in their belief that the ongoing support from the biased media outlets will not only keep their mutually based audiences belief in their propaganda, but will promote the groundwork laid out for the destruction of every aspect of individual freedoms and rights stated in the Constitution. Whether they succeed or fail in their endeavor to impeach DJT(and fail they will) matters not. What matters to them is that they succeed in the vilification and destruction of the GOP and all the support of the Trump base so they can install an autocratic system and gain everlasting power. And this too will fail!