CBS News Goes for Broke Against Ron Johnson as Mandela Barnes' Campaign Falters

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is interviewed by CBS News, Oct. 11, 2022. Credit: CBS News.

A few very key things are happening right now that have the mainstream media and Democrats (but I repeat myself) in panic mode.

Despite media hype of a supposed Joe Biden/Democratic party “comeback” over the summer after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, reality has set in, with the economy and inflation taking center stage again and the GOP being viewed by a majority of Americans as the party that can best right the ship.


In addition to that has been the faltering of certain Democrat campaigns for higher office, including Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams and Wisconsin Democratic Senate nominee Mandela Barnes, the latter of who was undercut by a surprising source in the past week – CNN, which debunked Barnes’ claims that he has never been a supporter of defunding the police or abolishing ICE.

Along with that has been the disappointing (for Democrats) conclusion that laser-focusing on the Capitol riot has gotten them exactly nowhere politically. But apparently, that’s not an opinion shared by CBS News, which sent reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns to cover Sen. Ron Johnson’s campaign Tuesday as he accepted the endorsements of the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police and the West Allis Professional Police Association.

During the interview, Huey-Burns asked Johnson how he can claim to support the police but then claim there wasn’t an “armed insurrection” at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

After Johnson said that he had repeatedly condemned the violence, he also pointed out that there were not “thousands of armed insurrectionists” at the Capitol building that day and also correctly noted that the left was painting a false narrative of what happened in an effort to smear millions of supporters of former President Donald Trump.

In the tweet CBS News shared of the exchange, the “news” outlet wrote that Johnson was “doubling down on the false claim” of there not being thousands of armed insurrectionists that day.


Watch (starts at about :45 seconds in):

Um, we need a fact check on CBS News here, because last I checked, there were not “thousands of armed insurrectionists” at the Capitol before, during, and/or after the breach happened.

Even using stats from Democrat-friendly “fact-checkers” like Politifact shows that out of the purported two thousand or so people who stormed the Capitol, among those arrested only a handful were found to have had weapons of various kinds:

Court documents, video evidence and news coverage show that several defendants present at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, had firearms — and dozens more wielded knives, bats and other real and makeshift weapons.

As CBS News acknowledged in their story, crime is a top issue for Wisconsin voters, with Wisconsinites wanting to see their representatives supporting law enforcement. Lt. Gov Barnes, in his attempt at defeating Johnson, has taken a hit on the issue as his polling has crashed down to earth, where he now trails Johnson within the margin of error in the most recent ones taken as of this writing.

So while it shouldn’t surprise us that CBS News is trying to ride to Barnes’ rescue on this by bogusly painting Johnson as a hypocrite for supporting the police even as he makes a factual claim about there not being “thousands of armed insurrectionists” at the Capitol, it’s infuriating all the same. It feeds into a number of false narratives about that day that have routinely been pushed by the media and Democrats, like the repeated false claim that Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who the D.C. chief medical examiner said died the next day of natural causes after suffering two strokes, was “killed” or “murdered” by rioters.


That said, the media is gonna do media-like things, so expect a lot more of this between now and Election Day as they struggle to contain was is predicted to be a pretty significant red wave on the House side, if not the Senate side as well.

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