The Final Report
from the Select Committee of the U.S.
House of Representatives to Investigate
the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol
(Another Defective Television Spectacular)
Victor Edward Swanson,
The Hologlobe Press
January 10, 2023
I have reported in other documents that I have at the website for The Hologlobe Press that there is a lot of ugliness on television in this day and age, and I have noted how such-and-such as prime-time television series is ugly, an example of which The Cleaning Lady (of Fox TV), and now I have another big ugly event to talk about, like that which is discussed in my document called The Defective National Television Spectacular of June 2022 from the Select Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, which can be reached through this Television Spectacular link. The event is the presentation related to the final report from the Select Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol, and the event took place on prime-time television on December 19, 2022, and the members of the committee were nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives--Bennie Thompson (a Democrat), Stephanie Murphy (a Democrat), Zoe Lofgren (a Democrat), Elaine Luria (a Democrat), Pete Aguilar (a Democrat), Jamie Raskin (a Democrat), Adam Schiff (a Democrat), Adam Kinzinger (a Republican), and Liz Cheney (a Republican). A number of networks or channels carried the event, which began to be covered at 1:00 p.m. (Detroit time) on December 19, 2022, and this document only focuses on what broadcast networks--PBS, NBC, CBS, and ABC--did as coverage; Fox TV is not covered, since, really, the presentation for affiliates of that network came from the Fox News Channel, coverage of which was headed by Mike Emanuel. To determine what persons of the four networks being considered in this document did, I had to jump from channel to channel, and so my list of participants only has these members (and some people who appeared may be missing from my list)--David Muir (the anchor for ABC), Terry Moran (for ABC), Rachel Scott (for ABC), Pierre Thomas (for ABC), Jonathan Karl (for ABC), Dan Abrams (for ABC), Norah O'Donnell (the anchor for CBS), Nikole Killion (for CBS), John Dickerson (for CBS), Major Garrett (for CBS), Robert Costa (for CBS), Lester Holt (the anchor for NBC), Peter Alexander (for nBC), Garrett Haake (for NBC), Ken Dillanian (for NBC), Judy Woodruff (the anchor for PBS), Mary McCord (for PBS), Jamil Jaffer (for PBS), and Lisa Desjardins (for PBS). It was commonplace during the broadcasts by the television news entities to have their reporters present thoughts that noted Donald J. Trump did crimes, though good journalists would never say such things, since a person cannot be said to have committed crimes till judged to have committed crimes through a court case or court cases. For example, Major Garrett at one point while he was on camera brought up the idea and theme of the Watergate incident tied to the Richard Nixon administration of the 1970s, such as the what he knew and when did he know it idea, and Major Garrett pushed out the idea that Donald J. Trump was instrumental in setting off the breach-of-the-Capitol event, such as by saying--"...He set it in motion!....". That is one rotten moment from one of the news people. Yet another reporter pushed out the idea that Donald J. Trump was "singularly responsible" for the breach-of-the-Capitol event of January 6, 2021. The tone of the presentation from the reporters as a group was that Donald J. Trump was a criminal and should be charged with criminal counts. It was journalism at high ugliness and high rottenness. The coverage began at 1:00 p.m. (Detroit time), though the committee would not start up work till about 1:07 p.m. (Detroit time). The event opened up with an opening statement or opening statements from Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the committee, and he passed along no evidence of Donald J. Trump's having done something criminal, but Bennie Thompson passed along such fluff as Donald J. Trump stirred up people, such as by saying the election was defective, to block the transfer of power, though, for example, good and smart and honor people who were watching the event knew Donald J. Trump at the end of his speech on January 6, 2021, had urged people to go--walk--to the U.S. Capitol and be peaceful, and when he made the statement, the breach-of-the-Capitol event had already happened by some twenty minutes or so. Liz Cheney was the next person to present opening statements, which began with useless information--having no bearing on the present or on Donald J. Trump--about her great, great grandfather, who was involved with the Civil War of the 1860s, and Liz Cheney pushed out the idea that Donald J. Trump continually said that the election was corrupted. Once Liz Cheney was done, the floor was taken by Bennie Thompson again, and he noted how there were ten public hearings from the Select Committee, and his big presentation then was a video that was made up of snippets. Nothing presented in the video was proof of Donald J. Trump's having committed crimes. In the video, one woman was seen talking about how she saw police officers on the ground at the Capitol and how people were slipping on blood. In the video, William Barr pushed out the idea that, soon after the election, there was no evidence (in his mind) of fraud in the election, and he passed that idea along to Donald J. Trump [Note: In the early days after the election, William Barr had conducted no great investigation, and, generally speaking, no one had yet conducted any real investigation of the election.]. A black woman was seen in the video presentation, and the theme from her was about Rudy Giuliani's suggesting she was involved with the passing along of a USB drive (with something bad on it), and the black woman noted that she was only passing along a ginger mint [Note: Whether or not Rudy Giuliani was wrong in his assessment of the woman's action of passing something is no matter, but what matters is the theme has no ties to Donald J. Trump's supposedly having done something wrong.]. The video had information about how people (politicians and staffers of the politicians) in the U.S. Capitol were calling home to say good-bye, fearing for their lives (it seems) [Note: That idea of calling home has no ties to Donald J. Trump.]. One woman in the video talked about the idea that Rudy Giuliani was saying that the day at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was going to be a "great day." [Note:"Great day"--the meaning is unknown since it is tied to nothing concrete, but the presentation worked to suggest it was said in relation to the idea that something wrong was going to be done at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.]. The video covered the idea that Donald J. Trump was in dereliction of duty for about 187 minutes while he was in his dining room watching coverage of the breach-of-the-Capiltol event on television, and, by the way, later Elaine Luria would take up the topic in her opening statement-section, saying Donald J. Trump did not put out a public note between 1:10 p.m. and 4:17 p.m. to make "his" supporters leave the U.S. Capitol and go home [ Note: But the video did not note some important facts to know. When the breach-of-the-Capitol event began, Donald J. Trump was yet giving his speech to supporters (it seems) at a location that was some 20-minutes-walking time away from the U.S. Capitol, and when the breach-of-the-Capitol event took place, no one at the U.S. Capitol contacted Donald J. Trump to report the breach event and maybe get more security sent to the U.S. Capitol. Facts show that U.S. Donald J. Trump offered National Guard help to the people in charge of security for the U.S. Capitol about two days previous of January 6, 2021, and those in charge of the U.S. Capitol did not take up the offer. It must be kept in mind that a U.S. president cannot and may not send security people to the U.S. Capitol without a request from those in charge of the U.S. Capitol, such as the Speaker of the House, who was Nancy Pelosi at the time of the breach-of-the-Capitol. It would have been bad for U.S. President Donald J. Trump to send more security people to the U.S. Capitol without getting a request, because people could later say that he took part in a true insurrection--sending armed people. Neither Nancy Pelosi nor the head of security at the U.S. Capitol--upon the immediate breach of the security at the White House--made an urgent request for, for example, National Guard personnel to show up at the U.S. Capitol, which would probably have ended Donald J. Trump's speech abruptly.]. In essence, when the video was done running, Zoe Lofgren got to make her opening statements, and then Adam Schiff got of make his opening statements, and a person who heard the statements heard stuff about Donald J. Trump's "Big Lie" and about their believing Donald J. Trump was offering up false statements about the election being stolen. A good and smart and honorable person is well aware that a person can say things that the person feels should be said in relation to an election, and if a court case actually takes place, the person can present the proof to back up the claims. It is not unlawful to challenge election results, and it has been done by Democrats and by Republicans for decades, such as by Al Gore when he challenged the results of the election in which he ran to become a U.S. president. By the way, Zoe Lofgren pushed out the idea that there were 61 court cases tied directly to Donald J. Trump's challenge of the election, but that is misleading information--In essence, judges received documents to hear court cases, but the judges blocked the cases from ever getting started, such as to the point where evidence of fraud could be presented in public and for the American public. I have to say that someone seems to have been involved in fake electoral certificates (based of what the committee members said), but I have no information about what that is really about, and if some people were involved in presenting fake electoral certificates somewhere, it seems very unlikely Donald J. Trump was instrumental in having those presented to whomever they were presented, given Donald J. Trump's background does not show perpetual scummy behavior, as Joe Biden's background shows. The idea about fake electoral certificates has to be set aside, especially since no proof was offered up by the committee (after doing some one year and half of research) in relation to Donald J. Trump's being tied to fake electoral certificates. I have to report that during the talk by the committee people, it was said that the people at the U.S. Capitol were "his" supporters and that he did not to shut down "his" supporters for being within the boundaries of the U.S. Capitol by making a public statement. Since people breached the borders of the U.S. Capitol while Donald J. Trump was about 20-minutes walking time away, were they really "his" supporters? Maybe the people who instigated the breach were working to discredit Donald J. Trump in the future, and it must be kept in mind that the federal government, such as the FBI [the management of which was corrupt at the time, especially based on its work of having lied to FISA court people to get warrants to spy on Trump-associated people], could have been involved in having people (secretly against Donald J. Trump) lead the breach through the borders of the U.S. Capitol proper. To a smart and good and honorable person, the presentation by the Select Committee seemed to be nothing more than something--a show of snippet information--designed to give an impression of criminality when no real proof criminality existed or exists; for example, there were a lot of accusations that Donald Trump pressured people, such as by saying Donald Trump repeatedly "attacked" officials and fired up people to do bad by pushing out false claims, and Adam Schiff even worked to present the idea that Donald J. Trump is tied to "death threats" on people (through indirect actions), but there was no proof. Finally, Jamie Raskin spoke, and, for one, he presented information on what the Select Committee was going to present to the U.S. Department of Justice, indicating it is the belief of the Select Committee that Donald J. Trump should be tried criminally, and one reason is that Donald J. Trump gave "aid and comfort" to the violators at the U.S. Capitol [it seems for Donald J. Trump's not making a public statement to get people to leave the U.S. Capitol], or Donald J. Trump assisted the violators by not urging them to leave. A vote by the members of the Select Committee took place, officially offering up the idea that the final report should be passed on, such as to the U.S. Department of Justice. At about 2:16 p.m. (Detroit time), Bennie Thompson closed down the session of the Select Committee, and, roughly, CBS, NBC, and PBS gave up on the broadcast of the special event at 2:30 p.m., and ABC shut down coverage at about 2:41 p.m.. When the event was over, good and smart and honorable people knew the presentation was only a show that offered up shallow thoughts and offered up recommendations to the U.S. Department of Justice, which may or may not inspire the U.S. Department of Justice to do something.
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