The talking point has been settled, but we should give Keith Olbermann credit — every time someone tweets about the national security risk it was to give Tucker Carlson and Fox News some 44,000 hours of January 6 footage, Olbermann gets right in there in the replies and retweets himself saying that it’s “time to shut down Fox News.” As we’ve reported, there’s been a meltdown over Carlson getting the footage from Speaker Kevin McCarthy, with Rep. Adam Schiff, Adam Kinzinger, Rep. Jamie Raskin, and the hosts of “The View” claiming that the footage is a “roadmap” to another insurrection in 2024 if not a blueprint for the next 9/11.
Newsweek joins the AP in reporting that McCarthy has been “blasted” for making the footage available to Fox News and has earned a retweet from NBC News national security analyst Frank Figliuzzi, who asks what could go wrong.
The footage reveals security camera capabilities, safe room locations and more. What could possibly go wrong?McCarthy Blasted for Handing Over Jan. 6 Footage to Tucker Carlson https://t.co/CVF1hEO1Zj
— Frank Figliuzzi (@FrankFigliuzzi1) February 21, 2023
Cheer up, Frank … ask yourself instead, what could go right? The American public might get a more balanced picture of just what security measures failed that day as opposed to the highlight reel that the January 6 select committee edited together for public consumption.
Besides, we’ve already heard the horror stories about those safe rooms and how there were Republicans in there without masks on to prevent COVID transmission. Danger was everywhere.
Well, gee, when you are behind protesters getting lengthy prison sentences for what was essentially trespassing – and then engage in a cover up regarding the evidence – this is what you get.
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) February 21, 2023
Saferoom locations are only a Google search away.
Camera locations are a no brainer.
— Jack Lombardi II (@JackLombardi) February 21, 2023
Those things you mentioned can all be remedied.
The American people are entitled to transparency.
We have every right to know.
Your argument is that of a twelve year old having a tantrum because daddy looked into their cell phone.
— NYINDEPENDENT🇺🇸 (@JONEEFRY) February 21, 2023
There is a reason the J6 committee didn’t release all the raw footage. It would have blown up their narrative.
— Savannah Jocko’s Bunny (@BasedSavannah) February 21, 2023
Weak excuses. People have a right to know.
— Rick D (@rdelat) February 22, 2023
The capital is a public building. Anyone who ever cared to know the infrastructure, has long known the infrastructure.
— Anthony (@AnthonyRhino) February 21, 2023
Like that information was secret to begin with.
— 🇺🇸Reed Turner🇺🇸 (@crt39437) February 22, 2023
Maybe we shouldn’t have elected officials so repugnant that they need safe rooms and safe spaces.
— Bill Hinds (@billhinds302) February 21, 2023
Cry more. We deserve to know what happened without Cruella DeVodka’s hand-picked crew of liars filtering it for us.
— Keith Burgin – The Toxic Something Podcast (@KeithBurgin) February 21, 2023
Cruella DeVodka … we’re stealing that.
Then upgrade the camera capabilites and move the safe rooms. The American people need to see the truth.
— Ginger Chin (@GingerChin5) February 22, 2023
They’ve already shown they can throw up an eight-foot security fence overnight whenever President Joe Biden stops by the Capitol. Who knows? Maybe the people responsible for securing the Capitol might learn something from the footage so they can prevent anything like it from happening again.
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The View ladies wonder if Tucker Carlson having J6 footage could lay the groundwork for another 9/11 https://t.co/5TGaNJkCAY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 22, 2023