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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Stupid Ideas

On May 9th I expressed my opinion on the proposed DHS Disinformation Board, one of the stupidist ideas proposed by an administration that seem to offer up stupid ideas and decisions on a daily basis. Now it seems that the tsunami of criticism directed at Biden's Dis-Info Board, along with his proposed director, Nina Jankowicz, has cased the idea to be shelved. Good.

Ann Althouse comments:

[The infamous journalistic WaPo hack, Taylor Lorenze produced the following article:] "How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts/A ‘pause’ of the Department of Homeland Security’s newly created board comes after its head, Nina Jankowicz, was the victim of coordinated online attacks as the administration struggled to respond."

Ha ha ha. "Let right-wing attacks derail" — that's rich. The idea was so bad, they couldn't defend it. Let derail. Ha. Like it was a train, locomoting powerfully down the track.... No,  it wasn't. It never had any traction. It went kablooey only because everyone didn't lay down and let it go by entirely unimpeded.

It appears that the Democrats consider "disinformation" to be any hard fact that reflects badly on their ideas, their policies, or, in fact, reality itself. Ask serious, substantive questions about apocalyptic predictions associated with climate change—disinformation! Suggest that election anomalies occurred in 2020—disinformation! Question the efficacy of mask mandates or school closures throughout 2020 and most of 2021—disinformation! Claim that Hunter Biden's laptop was owned by him and provided hard evidence that he (and likely his father) sold access to the Whitehouse—disinformation!

I could go on, but what's the point. 

The death of a stupid idea is a small victory for freedom of speech. That's a good thing. More importantly, it provides proof that pushback can stop the anonymous committee that runs the Biden administration from doing even more stupid things.