ox News host Tucker Carlson responded during his Thursday evening program to reports earlier in the day that the Biden administration has created what critics are calling an Orwellian “Ministry of Truth
” that ostensibly aims to combat “disinformation.”
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this week noted the creation of the Disinformation Governance Board which will “coordinate countering misinformation related to homeland security, focused specifically on irregular migration and Russia.”
DHS appointed Nina Jankowicz as executive director of the disinformation board though, as the Washington Examiner reported, she “has a history of sharing misleading claims about British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited dossier and downplaying controversy embroiling President Joe Biden’s son.”
During his show, Carlson declared that the creation of the commission should be a bridge too far for Americans given that it will likely become a potentially unconstitutional tool used to silence conservative political opposition.
Carlson also noted that the creation of the commission was announced in the wake of billionaire Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter while committing to returning the concept of “free speech” to the platform following years of charges that it shadow-banned right-leaning content.
“Joe Biden cannot continue to control this country if you have free access to information. It’s that simple. Biden certainly is not improving your life. He is not even trying to improve your life. So the best he can do is lie to you and demand that you believe it,” Carlson noted.
“But to do that, he needs to make certain that nobody else can talk because if you were to hear the truth, you might not obey. How is Biden going to pull that off? It’s not easy,” he said, continuing:
Well, one option would be to get men with guns to tell you to shut up. Most Americans probably haven’t thought of that because this isn’t Africa or Eastern Europe, this is America, and we don’t do things like that here and never have more precisely, we haven’t until now.
But now, Joe Biden is President and everything is different.
So today, to herald the coming of the new Soviet America, the administration announced its own Ministry of Truth. This will be called the Disinformation Governance Board. Laugh if you want but just to show you they’re not kidding around here, this board is not part of the State Department or any other agency focused on foreign threats from abroad. No.
The disinformation governance board is part of the Department of Homeland Security. DHS is a law enforcement agency designed to police the United States and that, by the way, has a fam…