Every mainstream media channel, with the sole exception of Fox, broadcast the live unfiltered feed of the first day of the January 6 hearings last Thursday. Just like on September 11, 2001, when you could endlessly flip channels and see nothing but the same images of planes-into-buildings-then-buildings-exploding-into-pyroclastic-monster-clouds-chasing-terrorized-citizens-through-the-streets-of-New-York while anchors and guests alternately chanted and insinuated â€œBin Laden Bin Laden Bin Laden,â€ the near-unanimous decision by media moguls to broadcast exactly the same material was designed to guarantee a large audience and an even larger propaganda impact.
Unfortunately for the propagandizers, the January 6 hearingsâ€™ audience and impact were not in the same league as 9/11â€™s. In fact, the hearings drew only half the audience of Joe Bidenâ€™s State of the Union Address. As Politico lamented, â€œTotal viewership of the Jan. 6 committeeâ€™s opening hearing was modest compared to other primetime political eventsâ€¦â€Several MSM headlines angrily blamed Fox. The Washington Post: â€œFox News didnâ€™t just ignore the Jan. 6 hearing. It did something worse.â€ Rolling Stone: â€œFox News Did Everything It Could to Keep Its Viewers From Learning the Truth About Jan. 6.â€ The Guardian: â€œAs America watched Capitol attack testimony, Fox News gave an alternate reality.â€