On tonight’s Livestream, Jeff Charles will discuss a potential issue with the Pentagon spying on service members, how some are defending rioters based on political affiliation, and whether the establishment and non-establishment Republicans can find common ground.
A troubling report from The Intercept revealed that the Defense Department is planning to spy on soldiers’ social media interactions ostensibly to weed out extremism. While tamping down on extremist ideologies in the Armed Forces might be a laudable goal, it is not hard to imagine that this initiative could result in a troubling trend.
Some right-leaning leaders and influencers seem to be defending the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, implying that the authorities are treating them too harshly. There could be some truth to this speculation, however, some have resorted to pushing a false narrative implying that the rioters were more innocent than they really are.
Of course, one cannot ignore the fact that the left was, and still is, engaging in the same type of rhetoric when it comes to last year’s George Floyd riots.
Lastly, Jeff Charles has discussed the ongoing battle between the establishment GOP and the more Trumpian non-establishment faction of the conservative movement. However, is it possible that these two groups can find areas of commonality?