Corporate media and the Left aren’t satisfied with merely controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress in less than two weeks. They want revenge.
They also want to punish anyone who worked in the Trump administration and, to a lesser extent, the 45th president’s supporters.
Forbes magazine, once an iconic and sensible US business magazine, was sold by Steve Forbes a few years ago, to a Hong Kong company. Hong Kong is now firmly under China’s thumb.
On Thursday … Randall Lane, Forbes’ chief content officer, announced that Forbes Media was “holding those who lied for Trump accountable” in what he called “a truth reckoning.” …
Lane alleged that the president’s “lies-upon-lies, repeated frequently and fervently, provided the kindling, the spark, the gasoline” that led to the attack.
Lane then singles out five senior White House officials, whom he describes as “the people paid by the People to inform the People.”
He named former White House press secretaries Sean Spicer (currently co-host of Newsmax TV’s “Spicer & Co.”), Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Stephanie Grisham, as well as current spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany. Lane also named Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to the president.
So what does he propose?
“Simple,” he said. “Don’t let the chronic liars cash in on their dishonesty.” He observed that previous White House spokesmen have reaped millions in royalties from book deals after they left, adding that “Trump’s liars don’t merit that same golden parachute.”
Acting more like a Mafia don than a media executive, Lane then threatened future employers: “Hire any of Trump’s fellow fabulists above, and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie.”
His short, 600-word rant is filled with hyperbole and outright misstatements of fact. Lane uses the word “lie,” “lies,” “liar” or “lied” nine times in his piece — three times in the first paragraph alone.
There’s no reference to the fact that it was the previous president, not Trump, who was awarded PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year.” Nor does he acknowledge the daily claims for nearly four years on corporate media and by Democrats promoting the Russian collusion hoax. …
And that it’s not an opinion columnist, but the company’s chief content officer who clearly states he is speaking for Forbes, not just himself.
The Trump Accountability Project:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested shortly after the November election that someone should begin compiling a list of Trump White House staffers. …
Hari Sevugan, former senior spokesman for the Barack Obama presidential campaign, answered the call.
“You better believe it,” he replied. “We just launched the Trump Accountability Project to make sure anyone who took a paycheck to help Trump undermine America is held responsible for what they did.”
The Lincoln Project’s Stuart Stevens announced that it will also track former White House staffers.
“At @ProjectLincoln we are constructing a database of Trump officials & staff that will detail their roles in the Trump administration & track where they are now,” he tweeted Saturday.
“No personal info, only professional. But they will be held accountable & not allowed to pretend they were not involved,” he added.
And if that doesn’t lead to civil war, they’ll just have to try harder.
They already do that in climate, btw. There are three websites of climate skeptics set up in about 2007, written by propagandists, using selective quoting, false information, and, in my case, even a photo of someone else.