(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Any notion that this week’s J6 Tribunal televised show trial is anything but pure political theater was put to rest with the announcement that former ABC News executive James Goldston has been brought in as an advisor and producer for the upcoming Jan. 6 Committee hearings.
As long as we’re all on the same page about what this is… pic.twitter.com/WEsXLeKYKL
— Josh Holmes (@HolmesJosh) June 7, 2022
Goldston’s involvement is expected to cover all of the hearings, but, according to Fox News, will be focusing on the televised prime time hearing on Thursday.
The former ABC News president wants the hearing to be big news for all Americans who have not been following the committee’s investigation. There will be live witnesses, pre-recorded footage, official photographs and surveillance footage from inside the Capitol, all presented with a purely partisan passion telling only one side of the J6 story.
Goldston was working as president of ABC News when the network allegedly stopped coverage of Jeffrey Epstein‘s accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre in 2015. In 2019, audio of anchor Amy Robach claiming that the network killed the story after threats from Buckingham Palace.
Many left-wing news outlets are framing the televised J6 hearing as a rebranding opportunity for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.
CNN reported that the committee does not want these hearings to look like the traditional proceedings, and will instead be “multi-media presentations that weave a narrative.”
The hearings will show footage and photographs that have never been seen publicly, as well as some videotaped depositions from the committee members, all coming from a leftist viewpoint.
The committee itself has conducted more than 1,000 depositions and interviews, received 140,000 documents and is following up on several hundreds of tips.
It is unclear whether any of the public still cares about the Jan. 6 protests enough to tune in, with consumer prices hitting record highs, mayhem and chaos erupting on the southern border, and a war raging in Ukraine.
Many on social media questioned why someone in charge of production was necessary at all:
If it us truly a committee hearing, why do the need a professional production manager?
— Timothy Kassner (@TimothyKassner) June 7, 2022
Everyone knew this was their plan all along with how they scheduled it but they don’t understand that most of America has moved on.
— Jon Bassoff (@CoachJEB18) June 7, 2022
Pretty sure “orange man bad” and “never forget 1/6” are not a solid midterm strategy.
— Brandon P (@BarchetaCapital) June 7, 2022