Today every network gave a platform to a Republican senator who pushed the Big Lie for weeks:

Rob Portman—6 weeks
John Barrasso—7 weeks
Tim Scott—8 weeks
Bill Cassidy—16 days

Every host deliberately refused to bring it up

NBC, ABC, CBS & Fox want you to forget it ever happened
It's been 116 days since the Jan. 6 insurrection and the network media has responded by forgiving Republicans who incited the attack and allowing them virtually unfettered access to their platforms while promising to treat everything they say as if it's true and not a lie
Republicans are getting away with this as individuals and as a party because network media is run by people who believe Republicans are good people at their core or are Republicans themselves

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More from @MattNegrin

29 Apr
You: “History will remember”

Politico: What if we had a picnic with every single fascist who voted to overturn the election Image
The rest of today’s @playbookdc appears to be cobbled-together GOP talking points personally cobbled together by Ronna McDaniel ImageImageImageImage
Here’s what Republicans think, they’re honest people with no history of lying. Here’s what Mike Pence will say, he’s an honest person with no history of lying. Here’s what Trump is up to, ❤️ ImageImageImage
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24 Apr
Rick Scott incited the Jan. 6 insurrection and literally voted to overturn the election *after* the deadly coup attempt

You were told “history will remember” the insurrectionists who cast this vote, but tomorrow @ABC has invited him onto its Sunday show as if it never happened
Since Jan. 6, @ThisWeekABC has rewritten the history of major Republicans who spread the Big Lie and tried to overturn the election

@ABC is not just complicit in Republicans’ misinformation campaign. They are willing and active partners pushing the Big Lie almost every week
Last week Rick Scott publicly endorsed everything Trump has done since Jan. 6—spreading the Big Lie more than ever—then went on the white supremacist conspiracy outlet Newsmax to broadcast racist propaganda

@ABC has decided this liar’s actions should be legitimized and rewarded
Read 4 tweets
21 Apr
If the news industry en masse wanted to provide a more accurate account of what happened or what likely happened then it makes objective sense to ban "police say" and use "police claim" and also "Republicans claim" because it's the exact same thing…
There is plainly no good-faith defense of not doing this after reaching critical mass in the number of statements the police and Republicans have put out deliberately lying while knowing they will have their lies printed because journalists feel obligated to "attribute" them
Your default defense is probably "we can't have one set of rules for Republicans and one set of rules for Democrats" but guess what you absolutely can because one of them has forfeited the right to the benefit of the doubt yet you keep blasting out Kevin McCarthy press releases
Read 4 tweets
18 Apr
Three mass shootings in three days

After 20 kids died in Sandy Hook, Democrats tried to prevent mass shootings with gun laws. The House speaker, John Boehner, said fuck off

Anyway enjoy @chucktodd praising Boehner this morning for being a sensible man because he has a new book
Chuck Todd, a Republican and host of the highest-rated Sunday show, believes his job is to equally blame Democrats for not stopping gun violence
Chuck Todd helps Boehner spread the lie that it was a group of “knuckleheads” who took the GOP in a bad direction and not he as House speaker who embraced the racism of the tea party and stopped any chance of gun control because he doesn’t care who lives or dies
Read 4 tweets
16 Apr
Liz Cheney sponsored a bill making it easier to buy gun silencers and assist mass shooters in racking up a death toll but this inconveniently collides with your narrative that she's a legendary battle-tested hero because on Jan. 6 she bravely said "the election was real"
I bet you wouldn’t have to spend money on private security if you didn’t make it childishly easy for the maniacs who want to senselessly murder people to get guns they will use for the sole purpose of senselessly murdering people
The big serious Decorum Respecters in the media are going to personally build statues of Liz Cheney around the country calling her a bastion of democracy and will jam their ears with smuckers jelly the instant you tell them she wants more mass shootings, an issue that will vanish
Read 4 tweets
11 Apr
Senator Roger Wicker spread conspiracy theories about “voter fraud” and pushed the Big Lie to overturn the election. He is a proven liar

Today @ThisWeekABC invited him on as if it never happened. It never came up

@ABC is an active participant in the GOP effort to erase history
This is a Republican talking point, crafted in bad faith with the goal of getting Republican journalists to repeat it on major platforms as if it’s valid. @ABC is the easiest target for them
On just @ThisWeekABC alone, Republicans who lied about the election and tried to overturn it have been given airtime to repeat that lie and push even more lies. Every week they are thanked for their time and later invited back to do it again
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