The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome. Welcome, Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be together. Heading into a Presidents Day weekend. I don’t know about you, but. I don’t know. It’s not one of the holiday weekends that I look forward to. It’s, I don’t have any strong feelings about it. In the last few years I have enjoyed getting to know John Cribb, the author whose book we talked, his books We talked about yesterday. He wrote the book Old Abe as well as the Rail Splitter as kind of fun. I I have a. A grown a growing and grown affection for George Washington based on my old boss Phyllis Schlafly’s writings on him. But in general, it’s not a holiday. You know, when I was a kid in school you had. I think we had Washington’s Birthday off and and now it’s presidents day and who knows. I mean it just doesn’t feel like a great holiday and but my my own children are off from school. And some of you have kids home so on on next week on Monday. So anyway, I hope it’s a nice weekend for people and but before we get there, we got some things to talk about.
In a few moments, we’ll talk with the young journalist. And her name is Evita Duffy-Alfonso. And if you recognize the Duffy in there, that’s her, That’s her maiden name. And her father was a congressman. Her mother is a television journalist on Fox News. And she’s a young reporter at The Federalist, thefederalist.com. But here’s the thing. She wrote, we’re going to talk to her, but she wrote a story and that’s what I wanna comment on. I wanna comment on. How broken our fake news is and how bad the narrative machine is. And you’ve heard me talk about it. The narrative machine. Is big government working with big tech and big media to try to tell us, Well, to tell us What is true. And it works for most Americans. Most Americans thought that there was a Russia, Russia, Russia collusion. And they never really unrang that bell. Most people thought that the Hunter Biden laptop was a dirty trick, a dirty trick of the campaign season. They never really found out It was totally true, and there’s real evidence that at least Hunter Biden is is compromised as to his relationships to Ukrainian businesses. As well as Chinese businesses. But anyway, the the the narrative machine is so effective. And it’s so power. But it’s not j,ust let me be clear. It’s not just big government generating a story and big media and big tech going along. Sometimes that’s true. It feels like a lot of times that’s true, right?
So in this case, in the case of, say, the Russia hoax, we had the Steele dossier, made up. And it was, and it was the FBI that seemed to lead on that. Although to be honest, it was the a political part of big government that was involved. It was Hillary and and it was Obama’s people so. But in general, it felt like big government was driving that agenda.
January 6th, it felt like big government. The Pelosi UNSELECT Committee was trying to drive a message and then big media and big Tech went along in. In those cases, you can sort of sort of feel how it’s it.
It feels like big government, the intelligence community led on beating back the Hunter Biden laptop. That was a Clapper and Brennan. And who signed this letter that said that the Hunter Biden laptop had all the markings of Russian disinformation. By the way, now Clapper and Brennan are defending themselves, saying we never said it was Russian disinformation. We said it had all the markings. Look at us. If you look at the fine print now, we’re not wrong. We we just were making a point. Of course they knew that the narrative machine, that the narrative machine knew the operators, the narrative machine knew if big government in the form of Clapper and Brennan said it has the markings of Russian disinformation, they could count on either with a wink or a nod or incompetence and probably a little of both, that big media and big tech would say it was the Russians, and after five years of saying the Russians were behind every garbage can in Washington, DC or the US Capitol, it was easy to do.
Here’s the story that we’re gonna hear more about from Evita Duffy-Alfonso. Excuse me. And the story is this. A couple of left-leaning left wing journalist organizations wrote about the fact that there were white supremacists. And people who were on the fringes of political positions. Nothing illegal, mind you. No one, I don’t think any of the articles that, I think was Salon, and and another entity, another online left wing journalism outfit, said. Didn’t say illegal stuff, just said Oh yeah, fringy characters, white supremacists maybe. Maybe some really fringy characters in the traditional Catholic movement. The people that go to Latin mass. Now to be clear, the people that go to Latin mass and traditional Catholics, they are by and large conservatives. They’re not always Republicans, because the Republican Party’s been so milktoast at times, but they are really they’re pro-life. They’re for traditional definitions of marriage. They’re not for activist judges. They would be offended by the the reach of the Federal Education Department and systems, all that. So these would be foreigners to the far side of the political aisle from the the left-leaning journalists. But here’s where it gets sick. It really gets twisted.
The left-leaning journalists make an argument. And silly or not. True or false. And in the case that we’re talking about the Richmond Field office of the FBI, that’s right. The Richmond, VA, Field Office of the FBI opened up an investigation into whether traditional Catholics are somehow compromised. And somehow, white supremacists. That’s what’s been leaked and discovered the FBI fully politicized, I mean fully.
And here’s what you need to know. Besides the fact that this is insanely offensive. Besides the fact that this is a insane example of how the left in the media and other places drives big government to decisions, there is a part of me that says this effort to highlight white supremacy in Richmond is intentional, because why?
Because it’s mere miles, about 15. 15 miles from one of the great hoaxes in American life, one of the greatest hoaxes in the last 50 years, and that is the fine people hoax in Charlottesville.
It is such a hoax, and such a lie that Joe Biden based his presidential campaign. On the lie.
He said when I heard President Trump call these people fine people, I had to step in. I had to act to do something. That couldn’t be a bigger lie. If you watch the video of Trump, he says. I condemn the Neo Nazis and the white supremacists. He’s referring to fine people for people that think that the history of some of these monuments shouldn’t be jettisoned as quickly as as well as Nikki Haley took down the Confederate flag in another time for that. But my point is this. I don’t think I do not think that it’s a coincidence at all that the that the Richmond, VA FBI office is the one who takes up this investigation.
I believe again it’s targeted. It’s targeting to try to further. And to drive the agenda of this left wing set of lies and liars. And when you have the narrative machine on your side so significantly, you don’t have to worry about whether it succeeds or not, you just have to do it a lot. You just have to lie a lot. You just have to hoax a lot and when you do you know you’ll get a certain amount of of traction out of it. And so when you listen in the next couple of minutes, we’re gonna talk to this young journalist.
And she, I think she’s really upset, among other things, that in her coverage, she talks about how the, the people that should be pushing back on this, the Catholic Bishops and others are silent. And that’s that’s problematic in of itself, but the part I wanna I’m interested in is is asking more about what do we know about why it’s it’s Richmond, VA. I I know that when you in the article it refers to when you look at doing analysis of where traditional Catholics as a self-described group of of of people where they live. There are quite a few churches. Described as traditional Catholic around around Richmond. But there’s lots in other places in St. Louis where I’m from, there were lots and lots of people describe themselves as traditional Catholics.
So I wonder, I really do wonder about the deviousness, the twistedness of what is happening in this country and again, how the narrative machine is so complete and so sophisticated. And so targeted to keep tearing us apart. When someone says, why are people being torn apart when someone says, you know, there’s there was an article in Politico about and it’s about the White House, the White House Historical Association, or Historical Society, started by Jackie Onassis, Jackie Kennedy, and it’s been around for decades, therefore, and the article goes on is, you know, it’s a Presidents Day weekend article. It goes on to say how just in the last few years, it’s really strange. People come in and they say well. I don’t wanna buy a Christmas ornament from the this this White House Historical Society now because so and so’s in the White House, Trump is in the White House or Biden’s in the White House, and this division, that this is what the Historical Society person says. It’s so terrible.
The division is predictable. The division is completely obvious when you have an FBI that is kowtowing to the left-leaning journalists in order to open an investigation against Catholics.
When you have the Steele dossier driving five years of a soft coup against President Trump. When you have the, the, The Joe Biden campaign should have had to address the real conflicts between their the the Joe Biden family and the Chinese and Ukrainians, and instead it gets buried by big tech and big media, and the big government. When you have January 6 occur and instead of a reasonable conversation about vandalism and trespass. You have the major social media outlets taking the president of the United States off the off their their services. You know something’s going wrong and something’s dividing us.
It’s just it’s not being divided by the election of Donald Trump. It’s not being divided by conservatives who care about the Latin mass.
It’s being we’re being divided by a narrative machine that is using the most powerful tools we’ve ever had. The most powerful government ever. That’s the federal government in the swamp in Washington. The most powerful media apparatus in in the control of the cable news and all, and the most extraordinary brain altering, mind altering social media. There’s never been anything like this, and it’s by intention they’re tearing us apart. They they are intending the distraction. There’s no other way to view that. There’s no other serious way. To view that. Alright, that’s what you need to know. I’m sorry I got a little bit of a rant. I’ll, I’ll try to post the article up from Politico as well as make sure when we listen to that interview in a few moments I’m I’ll make sure to ask Evita. Excuse me, Evita Duffy-Alfonso about that and a whole lot more. By the way, today is my son’s Birthday, my son turns 14, my second son. So great day to celebrate birthdays. I love February. I’ve got my one of my daughters has a birthday in February. My my one of my sons has a birthday in February. My mother-in-law’s February. Lots of February folks, so it’s a great fun month for us.
We’ll take a break. We’ll be right back then. Here on the Pro America Report, we’re also gonna update from Hugh Brown on Presidents, especially Reagan and pro-life. Be right back.