The creation of a Department of Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board that will be led by the self-described “Mary Poppins of disinformation” had Sen. Rand Paul excoriating Alejandro Mayorkas at a Senate hearing this week.
Fortunately, however, the American mainstream media understands the inherent constitutional dangers that a government Ministry of Truth will bring with it. Wait, maybe not:
Oh. Okay. I'm reassured. pic.twitter.com/gLCJtxxKij
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) May 6, 2022
Yep, that’s what the Washington Post’s editorial board wrote:
Ignore the hysteria over the Disinformation Governance Board, the Editorial Board writes https://t.co/xzTbpPooyB
— Washington Post Opinions (@PostOpinions) May 4, 2022
Don’t throw your backs out carrying this administration, WaPo.
Same energy pic.twitter.com/l1AYR8M5Y6
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) May 6, 2022
“Pay no attention to the government censor behind the curtain!”
The Biden administration is sure to award WaPo’s editorial board with at least ten social credit points.
Journalists for Censorship 🤡 pic.twitter.com/O6ALqZpCYt
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) May 7, 2022
Democracy can only survive in darkness.
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) May 7, 2022
The editorial began with an immediate defense of the Biden administration from Republican claims:
Despite what some in the Republican congressional leadership might tell you, the Department of Homeland Security is not starting up a “Ministry of Truth.” But the agency should be as transparent as possible about what its Disinformation Governance Board actually will be up to.
Not long after that it was noticed that, yeah, the name is a little Soviet-sounding:
The Disinformation Governance Board, (whose acronym is the Soviet-sounding DGB) is supposed to aid coordination among DHS offices as they counter viral lies and propaganda that pose a threat to domestic security. Done right, this is a useful function.
“Done right”? It’s this administration’s definition of “right” that’s entirely the problem.
It is surreal to me to see the conventional American press line up in favor of government control of speech. It's not "hysteria" to oppose the Ministry of Truth. It's a violation of fundamental American ideals to not. https://t.co/IRFHl1SYBU
— Jay Bhattacharya (@DrJBhattacharya) May 6, 2022
One to store away for when President DeSantis is naming the head of it pic.twitter.com/O5PVLxTSEz
— Ecclesiasticus44 (@Ecclesiasticu12) May 6, 2022
Now imagine the editorial if the DHS under Trump announced the creation of a “Disinformation Governance Board.”
Disinformation = Dissenting information (dissenting from what the government wants you to think)
— Skeptic Man (@KernNorm) May 7, 2022
The Disinformation Governance Board should instead be called the Bureau of Democrat Narrative Enforcement.
even Eugene Robinson said it was a bad idea!! https://t.co/SltjO6s2S4 pic.twitter.com/Y83U2PMkbo
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) May 6, 2022
The Disinfo Governance Board is that bad of an idea. Too bad the Post’s editorial board is too busy carrying this administration’s water to see it.
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