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Mon Jun 6, 2022, 12:46 PM

"PEOPLE MUST PAY ATTENTION. PEOPLE MUST WATCH": THE JAN. 6 COMMITTEE IS TRYING TO MAKE THE MOST OF

ITS PRIME-TIME TV SLOT (*not my "all caps", it was in the title)

(Vanity Fair) The January 6 committee is apparently not taking any chances with their media strategy on Thursday, when the first in a series of public hearings will air in prime time. Veteran network executive James Goldston, the former president of ABC News, “has joined the committee as an unannounced adviser,” Axios reported Monday. The committee tapped Goldston, whose storytelling expertise breathed life into programs such as Nightline, to shape the cache of material that the committee has amassed over the past year, which reportedly includes more than 140,000 documents and disclosures from over 1,000 depositions and interviews. Thursday’s prime-time hearing, which Goldston is producing, is said to feature both live witnesses and pre-produced video—including clips from some depositions. Goldston “plans to make it raw enough so that skeptical journalists will find the material fresh, and chew over the disclosures in future coverage,” while also getting the attention “of Americans who haven't followed the ins and outs of the Capitol riot probe,” Axios’s Mike Allen reports.

Read More: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2022/06/the-jan-6-committee-is-trying-to-make-the-most-of-its-prime-time-tv-slot

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Reply "PEOPLE MUST PAY ATTENTION. PEOPLE MUST WATCH": THE JAN. 6 COMMITTEE IS TRYING TO MAKE THE MOST OF (Original post)
FM123 Jun 2022 OP
JohnSJ Jun 2022 #1
underpants Jun 2022 #3
JohnSJ Jun 2022 #6
CrispyQ Jun 2022 #4
JohnSJ Jun 2022 #7
CrispyQ Jun 2022 #9
Alexander Of Assyria Jun 2022 #11
CrispyQ Jun 2022 #14
Alexander Of Assyria Jun 2022 #15
Alexander Of Assyria Jun 2022 #10
ancianita Jun 2022 #18
magicarpet Jun 2022 #2
JohnSJ Jun 2022 #8
Walleye Jun 2022 #5
Novara Jun 2022 #12
Alexander Of Assyria Jun 2022 #20
Novara Jun 2022 #21
NullTuples Jun 2022 #25
panfluteman Jun 2022 #13
NoMoreRepugs Jun 2022 #16
mountain grammy Jun 2022 #17
Novara Jun 2022 #22
Alexander Of Assyria Jun 2022 #24
mountain grammy Jun 2022 #26
Alexander Of Assyria Jun 2022 #27
ancianita Jun 2022 #19
NullTuples Jun 2022 #23

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 12:50 PM

1. I hope the Warrior's games don't detract from that. I also wonder which networks will be showing it

and which ones won't


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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 01:03 PM

3. This starts at 8. Ballgame is at 9. Eastern

They have an hour to spell it all out or at least get peoples attention.

The 8pm time isn’t great for viewers on the west cost but starting it later would cut out a lot of the east coast.

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 01:17 PM

6. Thanks

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 01:04 PM

4. I have the proposed schedule from a few weeks ago,

but am having a hard time finding where to watch it. The Committee's website should have this info but doesn't. In fact, under "HEARINGS" it reads, "There are no upcoming hearings." Arghh! I remember after the Biden won the election, the DNC took weeks to update their site. WTF, dems?

Here's the link, but there's nothing there for upcoming hearings, only the one past hearing.

https://january6th.house.gov/legislation/hearings

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 01:19 PM

7. ...............................




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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 01:39 PM

9. I know, right?

That you can't Google "When & where can I watch the J6 hearings?" & get a dropdown box with the answer is insane. At the very least, the first link should be the committee hearings page that I linked to above, only with info.

Also, is there a reason why the DNC would avoid info about the hearings? Cuz there's nothing on their website or facebook page. Their site doesn't even have a Current News section with stories about dems & what's going on with dems. I don't get it.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 02:12 PM

11. The schedule of of witnesses etc. has not yet been finalized, that's all.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 02:24 PM

14. So? The dates & times have been set, at least tentatively.

And surely someone on the Committee knows what channels will carry it, yet that info isn't on their site. Or the DNCs. Are you kidding me? This info should be the number one result when you Google "when & where can I watch the J6 hearings?" Oh well. They're only the most important hearings in the history of our country.

From several weeks ago:

According to the draft schedule, the June public hearings will explore Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, starting and ending with prime time hearings at 8pm on the 9th and the 23rd. In between, the panel will hold 10am hearings on the 13th, 15th, 16th and 21st.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 02:30 PM

15. Your points are all valid...hopefully details posted soon on website, but media are aware,

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 02:10 PM

10. Which media will cover live televised coup plot hearings...that's the key?

Which media will side with fascism and broadcast anything else?

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 03:21 PM

18. Probably ABC, CNN and MSNBC & NBC. ABC's ex-prez, Jim Goldston, is producing the hearing, so it

will have raw edges but smooth presentation.

It will probably be carried live on YouTube, too.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 12:59 PM

2. Fascist Fux Snooz,...


.... is a definite no show.

Tucker and Hanity will be yapping about Mexicans and other tanned or Blacks crossing into Texas and Arizona.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 01:20 PM

8. The faux viewer is so brain washed it wouldn't matter

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 01:06 PM

5. I'd like to hear it narrated by the guy from Frontline

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 02:14 PM

12. You guys do realize that cable news will replay the highlights ...

... so many times you'll know it all by heart, right?

So even if you miss some of the live action, you'll be able to see it.

If all else fails, you can likely watch from the committee's own website.

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Response to Novara (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 03:34 PM

20. Major Network primietime live coverage is what the fascists fear...so all that is just extra.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 03:36 PM

21. True enough

Am I hearing that the June 13th hearing will also now be in prime time? I'm trying to find a link.

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Response to Novara (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 03:41 PM

25. Nothing compares with watching hearings live. Too much is never repeated in the highlights.

Highlights are cultivated not necessarily for truth, but to draw attention so those advertising buys were worth it.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 02:14 PM

13. This Is the Democrats' Golden Opportunity to Shape and Frame the Political Dialogue

Going into the 2022 midterm elections, which will then play a decisive role in setting the stage for the 2024 presidential election. And the stakes couldn't be higher, in my opinion. If the Democrats don't maintain or strengthen their majority control over both houses of Congress, Republican legislators are going to scuttle and suppress any further inquiries and investigations into Trump's crimes against our democracy, setting the stage for their "Dear Leader's" return to the White House in 2024. If that happens, Trump will probably institute a reign of terror as he tries to get even with all those who he sees as being disloyal and subversive to what he sees as his rightful claim to the presidency in 2020 - in short, with another Trump presidency, you can kiss American democracy goodbye.

In other words, these hearings have to "stick" in the political dialogue going forward, and in the minds of American voters. And they have to stick BIG.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 02:33 PM

16. If the hearings turn 2-4% of Rethug voters into Dem voters and swing 5-10% of Independents our way

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 03:07 PM

17. We have to overcome the scene

of insurrectionists lying on the floor with DC police standing over them in the Capitol with firearms pointed at them and not one single one of them was walked out of the buiding in handcuffs.

I'll never get that scene out of my head and will never undestand how they were allowed to just leave and go home.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 03:37 PM

22. RIGHT?!?!?!?!?

They brought in buses - I thought they would be used to round up the traitors and houl them to jail but they just allowed them to go home.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 03:40 PM

24. Don't know how a handful of capitol police gonna handcuff a couple thousand mob...without

many themselves severely beaten or dead themselves.

Then there was the whole illegal and secret handcuffing of all Capitol Hill related security, at the command of the devil himself…

So…don’t understand the comment at all.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #24)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 04:23 PM

26. Have you watched any of the videos?

At one point, on the second floor of the House, about a half dozen DC cops had at least a dozen of these insurrections on the floor with weapons on them and their hands clasped behind their heads. I'll never understand why they weren't cuffed and escorted to the waiting buses.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 04:52 PM

27. You mean after running the gauntlet of the two thousand others still inside and outside? Sure.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 03:33 PM

19. A PRIMER OF WHAT TO WATCH FOR ACROSS EIGHT HEARINGS

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 03:39 PM

23. These hearings will bolster both sides. What we need is actual criminal prosecution.

Several recent polls show that as more news comes out about candidates who supported January 6th, the more support they gain from their Republican base. And of course they are in red states, so this all ends up being a free campaign event for the worst candidates we've seen yet.

And nothing the committee does will matter in the long run without the Dept of Justice prosecuting them. Every single one of them who broke the law. Oh, there will be outrage from Democrats and a few centrists, but it's five months before elections and the GOP knows full well how to best take advantage of all that time to make many people forget about that momentary outrage. Especially if there are not ongoing prosecutions in the lead up to the elections.

Speaking of which - is anyone on Capital Hill at all concerned the elections won't be open, honest and trustworthy? 'Cause if they are, now would've been a really good time to already be doing something about it. But I fear these hearings will be a distraction as everyone on both sides try to use them to campaign for the cameras & news sites.

Am I too cynical about this?

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