Anyone in the media or political arena holding any sort of nuanced, objective view about the situation in Ukraine and Russia’s initiation of a special military operation over two weeks ago is being vehemently attacked as a traitor and a Russian stooge by establishment hacks.
Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a principled, anti-war Democrat who has long been critical of America’s provocations against Russia and its meddling in the region and around the world, has been dissenting from the prevailing establishment narrative relating to the Russia-Ukraine conflict for weeks.
On Sunday, March 13, she posted a short, non-partisan political message warning of the dangers of the biolabs in Ukraine that the U.S. government has admitted to being in existence, calling for the U.S. to work with Russia, Ukraine, NATO and the EU to secure the labs and destroy the deadly pathogens in order to prevent a potentially devastating biological disaster.
There are 25+ US-funded biolabs in Ukraine which if breached would release & spread deadly pathogens to US/world. We must take action now to prevent disaster. US/Russia/Ukraine/NATO/UN/EU must implement a ceasefire now around these labs until they’re secured & pathogens destroyed pic.twitter.com/dhDTH5smIG
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 13, 2022
For her common sense message, former presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Mitt Romney immediately denounced her, accusing her of spreading “false Russian propaganda” and describing her statements as “treasonous lies.”
Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 13, 2022
It’s a pattern that is all too common among the gatekeepers and enforcers of political discourse in the media and political establishment. Deviation, even slightly, from the approved talking points and narratives is tantamount to treason and aiding and abetting the enemy, particularly in times of war, as Glenn Greenwald recently pointed out.
Whenever a war starts, and huge numbers of the DC political and media class start calling on the Government to investigate dissidents, and smearing journalists & activists who question US Govt policy as traitors and foreign agents, it's always a sign things have turned very dark. pic.twitter.com/yzf7xhCwNS
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 14, 2022
The Daily Beast wrote an analysis of yesterday’s airing of “The View,” one of the most biased and absurd news and entertainment programs on television today, in which several co-hosts on the program called for the Department of Justice to investigate Tucker Carlson and Tulsi Gabbard because they are not parroting the talking points approved by the political and media establishment.
Several hosts of The View suggested that the DOJ should investigate Fox News host Tucker Carlson and former Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for peddling “Russian propaganda.”
“They used to arrest people for doing stuff like this,” said Whoopi Goldberg. https://t.co/CDA5AmSb4N
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 14, 2022
For a glimpse into just how hysterical and unhinged this sort of McCarthyite rhetoric is, just watch the following clip:
This is so deranged. The View calling for Tucker and Tulsi to be investigated by DOJ and suggest prison. pic.twitter.com/t96QRUVKrb
— Watchdog (@LibWatchdog) March 14, 2022
MSNBC host Keith Olbermann further escalated the rhetoric, arguing that Carlson and Gabbard are “Russian Assets” and insisting that there is “a good case for detaining them militarily.”
They are Russian Assets and there is a war. There's a case for detaining them militarily. Trials are a sign of good faith and patience on the part of democracy.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 14, 2022
The emotional, unhinged nature of some of the leading political commentators and politicians in America demonstrate once again how dangerous and fundamentally unserious this country has become.