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Capitol riot hearings are fatally flawed

25 June 2022

9:00 AM

25 June 2022

9:00 AM

There are words to describe the January 6 House Congressional committee looking into the Capitol Hill protest and those words would not include investigation, inquiry or probe. They would include agitprop, sham, show trial, star chamber and kangaroo court. How else do you describe a one-sided ‘investigation’ where only the prosecution has a role and the defence is non-existent?

That most of the Australian media is treating the committee’s made-for-TV hearings as credible is evident from the breathless coverage, but here are some pointers to what is really going on.

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