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Friday Nite Videos | June 24, 2022

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Jordan Klepper Shows Trump Supporters Jan. 6 Hearing Clips. The Pandemic's Unequal Toll. How Realistic Is Your Favorite Movie Dinosaur Scene? Lauren Boebert's Jesus Christ Superstar. In Buffalo's Black Community: "I Can't Promise Them Safety."

Did Trump’s Actions on January 6 Reach the Level of Treason?

Jesse Jackson Chicago Sun-Times
The hearings have shown, Donald Trump was in the room. Was it treason? The framers of the Constitution had “a very specific image in mind — men gathering with guns, forming an army and marching on the seat of government.”

Without Mark Meadows, January 6th Might Never Have Happened

Susan B. Glasser The New Yorker
Mark Meadows, Donald Trump's final chief of staff supported the reckless pursuit of the “rigged election” fever dream which Trump personally began laying the groundwork for months before the election had even taken place, and still refuses to disavow

The Long Game of White-Power Activists Isn’t Just About Violence

Kathleen Belew New York Times
It is impossible to separate replacement theory from its violent implications. The mainstreaming of replacement theory, whether through Tucker Carlson’s show or in Elise Stefanik’s campaign ads, will continue to have disastrous consequences.

American Racism and the Buffalo Shooting

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor The New Yorker
The gunman seems motivated by a vision of history, pushed by the right, in which American racism never existed and Black people are undeserving takers.
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