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.
NEW: inside the 1/6 committee’s plans to turn its largely secretive investigation into a compelling narrative.
Producing a multi-media presentation in addition to a traditional written report
Hiring an outside writer https://t.co/Cj2hycQypq
— Annie Grayer (@AnnieGrayerCNN) March 18, 2022
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.
They should hire Stephen King.
— Gerald W.R. Ward (@wardports) March 19, 2022
Steven King would be ideal
— Holly Glaser (@glaser_holly) March 19, 2022
I hope they get Ken Burns to do a documentary about it.
— Floyd (@Floyd17442633) March 18, 2022
Get Tom Hanks to narrate. He still has some credibility with the general public.
— Bill Bolander (@BBolander26) March 18, 2022
Stacey Abrams writes romantic novels when she’s not playing the president of Earth. Get her to do it.
So they hiring Stephen King for fan fiction?
— MARS (@Bizzynuts007) March 18, 2022
can we get hans zimmer to do the soundtrack pic.twitter.com/ZhDRrmRapj
— Cornelius Vanderbilt (@Bugs_Meany) March 18, 2022
The January 6 Committee Cinematic Universe, including a Roger Stone prequel comic and a F2P mobile tower defense game. https://t.co/kzryNKEjit
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) March 18, 2022
So they're making propaganda, not a report.
— Sol Racht (@sol_racht) March 18, 2022
Sane people would label this type of strategic and orchestrated communication as propaganda
— Scott (@asymptote_max) March 18, 2022
Will ALL the video be in the presentation?
— B. Allen Holbrook (@nova_hillbilly) March 18, 2022
So our tax dollars are paying for an outside writer to concoct a story that 1/6 was worse than 9/11.
— Jamie (@joethethirdy) March 19, 2022
I just love when our representatives use our tax dollars for oppo research pic.twitter.com/JrAYF1pZOf
— Ski Bunny (@sternergulch) March 18, 2022
— Marius Huron 🇺🇸 (@HurtonMarius) March 18, 2022
That's still not gonna save it from its fundamental problem: the American people just don't really give a shit about this & they certainly don't care enough to vote based on it.
— Big_A (@asomer) March 19, 2022
They're mad because no one cares.
Maybe they will get an Oscar nomination for their efforts.
— AgentConservateur (@conservateurmom) March 18, 2022
The Washington Post reported that the committee is looking to recruit “high-profile journalists.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland says the January 6 inquiry ‘is the most urgent investigation in the history of the Justice Department’ https://t.co/hCeRnpSfxX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 11, 2022