That loud water rushing sound you heard Sunday was not your pipes bursting. It was the sound of whatever remaining shards of credibility that CBS’ “Sixty Minutes” still possessed being flushed down the toilet.
The show, for unclear reasons, attempted to convince America that Ray Epps -- the man accused of doing things at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021, that got other people thrown into solitary and yet he was never charged -- is an innocent scapegoat and victim of cruel slanders. Also, any suspicions that he might be a government plant are due to conservative media stirring up “convoluted conspiracy” theories via “misinformation” like…well, sharing video of Epps doing all those things. He even bragged that he organized the assault on the Capitol. Yet he has mysteriously been allowed to skate away scot-free while others for whom there’s far less evidence of wrongdoing were hounded to the ends of the Earth.
Not since Lesley Stahl piously “corrected” Donald Trump’s allegedly false allegation that his campaign was being spied on has “Sixty Minutes” looked like a bigger shill for a pack of Deep State liars. If you have a strong enough stomach, you can watch the entire thing here, but also read Jennifer Roo of Redstate.com’s commentary on it.
And here’s Bonchie’s commentary on the worst gaslighting since Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman:
A sample quote:
“If Epps and the federal government have an explanation for why the one guy caught on tape inciting January 6th managed to avoid even being charged while grandmas who took selfies outside were prosecuted, then let’s hear it. Instead, we continue to be treated to nonsensical assertions that Epps was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and had no ill intent, as if that offered protection for anyone else who was present.”
If “Sixty Minutes” really wanted to do an expose on the innocent victims of January 6th defamation, there are a multitude of better choices, beginning with Brandon Straka. But that wouldn’t serve the narrative.
When “Sixty Minutes” tweeted out their blurb for this story, I don’t think they anticipated the ferocity of the public response. If you look hard enough, you can find a few liberals crying, “But TRUUUUMP!,” but it’s mostly brutal responses illustrated by multiple video clips of Epps doing things on January 6th that would have gotten any of us shipped off to Gitmo.
You can also see some of the best responses rounded up by Twitchy.com: