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Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Newsmax Makes Another Right-Wing Propaganda Film About Capitol Riot
Topic: Newsmax

Earlier this year, Newsmax marked the first anniversary of the Capitol riot by bankrolling a biased "documentary," "Day of Outrage," which claimed to "accurately and fairly detail the events related to the Capitol siege of Jan. 6" but was merely cosnpiratorial agitprop from right-wingers whining that the insurrectionists were being treated like, well, insurrectionists or any other common criminal. Well, Newsmax has bankrolled another "documentary" on the same subject, with some of the same people including director Jack Thomas Smith, making some of the same complaints. as detailed in a Nov. 11 article:

Newsmax announced that its new documentary, "Shame of a Nation," will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.

"Shame of a Nation" (click here to see trailer) was produced by Newsmax to accurately and fairly detail not only the events of Jan. 6, 2021, but the civil-rights violations against many of the protesters.

The civil rights of the Jan. 6 defendants, including those currently being detained, are being violated. Many being held in jail have been held in solitary confinement for prolonged periods and have not received proper medical care.

In addition, the Jan. 6 committee created a one-sided narrative to the public to cast former President Donald Trump, his family, his staff, and his supporters in the worst possible light. In the process, the committee is making it impossible for the Jan. 6 defendants to have a trial by a fair and impartial jury.

The film includes an examination of the Jan. 6 committee and the unprecedented weaponization of the Department of Justice and the FBI for political purposes.

Aside from Smith, others returning from Day of Outrage" include Sebastian Gorka, the Gateway Pundit's Cara Castronuova and right-wing Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Newsmax hasn't made the "documentary" available for watching online. One sob story apparently covered in the film is recounted in the preview article: "One detainee, Chris Worrell, was denied cancer treatment and the prison warden was held in contempt of court." Presumably there is no mention of the fact that Worrell is part of the violent thugs in the Proud Boys who pepper-sprayed police and, thus, and brought this upon himself. Also he appears to have violated the conditions of his release by talking in public about the riot when he was explicitly instructed not to.

Also appearing in the film is insurrectionist Brandon Straka. As we documented, Newsmax columnist Michael Dorstewitz tried to whitewash Straka's participation oin the riot and portray him as a victim who allegedly had to make false admissions of fact in order to avoid a harsher punishment. Unfortunately for Straka, federal prosecutors and judges don't look kindly on that sort of thing, and it may put him in more legal jeopardy.

"Ryan Nichols' wife Bonnie Nichols" also appears. Ryan Nichols was filmed at the insurrection wearing tactical gear and a ballistic plate, carrying a crowbar and shouting, "They are labeling us as anarchists. They are talking about using lethal force against us as we storm the capitol. They are talking about using lethal force against you." He also said in a video posted to Facebook later that day, "Ryan Nichols stands for violence." He is currently in home confinement in the custody of his wife awaiting trial.

The article tried to argue that facing the consequences of participating in the Capitol insurrection is worse than the insurrection itself:

Real crimes were committed by protesters on Jan. 6. Yet, in the aftermath, the political party in power weaponized the Department of Justice, FBI, and other agencies — leading to unprecedented civil-rights violations of U.S. citizens who engaged in those protests.

"The civil rights of the Jan. 6 defendants are being violated. Every American has a right to a fair and speedy trial. But in many cases we're not seeing that with the J6ers," said Jack Thomas Smith.

Smith added: "The Department of Justice has been politicized and weaponized. ... The Democrats are using the Jan. 6 defendants and detainees as pawns to paint Trump supporters as domestic terrorists and to keep President Trump out of the White House in 2024."

"Shame of a Nation" details the Jan. 6 committee's one-sided, false political narrative and relentless pursuit against Trump, his family, and staff, and the Department of Justice's tactics to break the Jan. 6 defendants and detainees financially and psychologically.

If Smith's film includes nobody who's not an insurrectionist or an apologist for one -- just like his earlier film did -- Newsmax's claim that it will "accurately and fairly detail" what happened is a lie.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:39 PM EST

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