Doesn’t the liberal media love censorship?
Nearly a dozen news organizations want the same footage of the January 6 insurrection House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) gave to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.
On Thursday (February 23), attorney Charles Tobin sent a letter to Congressional leadership on behalf of ten media organizations requesting that — as Tucker Carlson had received — they would get all closed-circuit camera footage from inside the Capitol and on the grounds outside the Capitol, on the day of the insurrection.
The letter asserts that the “incredible public interest” in what transpired on the day of the insurrection “crossed party lines.”
When explaining the contents of the letter, Tobin noted comments McCarthy made about it being in the public interest to allow the American public to view the material and “make their own judgment” about what happened on January 6.
Tobin is representing the coalition that includes ABC, Axios, Advance Publications, CBS, CNN, Gannett, The E.W. Scripps Company, the Los Angeles Times, ProPublica, and Politico.
After news broke — and Fox News confirmed — that McCarthy had given Carlson and his team 41,000 hours of January 6 footage, the move has drawn criticism.
Not only has McCarthy been lambasted for putting the Capitol at risk, but the recipient of the footage — Carlson — is also known to cast doubt about the attack’s significance and conclusions from the House Committee investigating the attack.
Defending his actions, McCarthy told the New York Times on Wednesday (February 22) he had “promised” to release the footage.