Some people thought the addition of Republicans like Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 select committee would lend it credibility, and that obviously hasn’t happened, although we’ve heard from “those close to” Cheney and Kinzinger that one or both are expected to run for president in 2024 (though Kinzinger would have to give us his inevitable position as a CNN or MSNBC contributor).

Though some die-hards (many in the media) are doing whatever they can to keep January 6 in the headlines over a year later, public interest is waning. CNN reports that the committee is considering throwing together a compelling multimedia presentation as well as hiring an outside writer to write up the report, crafting a compelling narrative. Democrats have already delved into fiction, writing that a police officer was killed in their impeachment papers of Donald Trump.

So, what, like a PowerPoint presentation?

Five reporters from CNN contributed to this article:

The House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection is planning to produce a multi-media presentation and hire a writer as part of its effort to turn its largely secretive work into a compelling narrative, multiple sources tell CNN.

The online multi-media presentation, which would include links to key video evidence, would be in addition to a traditional written report, according to a source familiar with the committee’s work.

“We don’t want it to read like a clunky committee effort,” Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin told CNN. “We want it to have an authorial voice that tells the story of what happened.”

While we think the Capitol rioters acted stupidly, we always find it hard to take seriously when a news outlet refers to it as an “insurrection” as CNN did above.

Stacey Abrams writes romantic novels when she’s not playing the president of Earth. Get her to do it.

The Washington Post reported that the committee is looking to recruit “high-profile journalists.”


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