The Department of Homeland Security’s Government Disinformation Committee, colloquially known as the Ministry of Truth, will be headed by a woman named Nina Jankowicz. Last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki justified by Jankowicz’s experience in the area of examining disinformation (she is almost as experienced in examining disinformation as Psaki in providing it):
Jen Psaki on the choice to lead the DHS Ministry of Truth:
“She is an online disinformation expert … this is a person with broad qualifications.” pic.twitter.com/3LlWHGDHiM
– Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 29, 2022
The funny thing is that one day earlier Psaki said “I didn’t really dig into it” about the purpose of the Disinformation Governance Committee:
.@JacquiHeinrich to Psaki: “On this new report that [DHS] is setting up a disinformation governance committee to address disinformation… in Hispanic communities, specifically… Can you give us an idea of what will happen? What would their authority be like? ” pic.twitter.com/fYZfjjk5IG
– Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 28, 2022
Apparently Psaki wasn’t the only person who had no idea about Jankowicz and the Ministry of Truth. Republican Senator John Kennedy asked the head of homeland security, Alejandro Mayorkas, to explain exactly how they thoroughly examined Jankowicz’s past:
KENNEDY: “When the department chose [Nina Jankowicz], was the department aware of your Tik Tok videos? They are really very precious. “
MAYORKAS: “I was not aware of those videos.” pic.twitter.com/eBgbwDMpok
– Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 4, 2022
Just … wow.
This is incredible. We live in a clown show.
– Gretchen Smith (@cov_Gretchen) May 4, 2022
And DHS protects us from terrorists … but can’t search TikTok?
– Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) May 4, 2022
But surely Mayorkas is paying full attention to the identities of all the people pouring across the southern border (rolling their eyes).
It’s a scary thought that DHS doesn’t bother doing background checks. https://t.co/EdS8xMRnuR
– Don’t be ignorant (@dontbei) May 4, 2022
Ironically, Biden Czar’s disinformation also helped Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign push the Fusion GPS / Steele lie on Carter Page. We’re just assuming Mayorkas would claim he wasn’t aware of it either.