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“Ministry of Truth” Might Be Biden’s Greatest Blunder

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

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When Biden’s Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced the creation of a “Disinformation Governance Board” late last month, it touched off a wave of backlash from Republican and Democrat lawmakers alike, who raised concerns about First Amendment implications. Far from subsiding, that criticism from both elected officials and the American people has only continued to grow. Even with record-high inflation and gas prices, skyrocketing crime rates, and a worsening border crisis, the establishment of a government body reminiscent of 1984’s Ministry of Truth may prove to be one of Biden’s most unpopular and disastrous moves yet.

Following the 2020 election, fervent warnings about “disinformation” and “misinformation” have become a favorite tactic of the progressive left to try to silence their opposition and distract from their own governing failures. Since Biden took office, White House officials have insisted or implied that everything from reports of empty store shelves to rising crime are nothing more than “disinformation” by Republicans to discredit Democrats.

Now, conservatives fear that the Disinformation Governance Board may use the power of the federal government to target anyone who dares dissent from the White House’s established narratives. Instead of the White House press secretary simply claiming that accurate claims about empty store shelves are untrue, for example, critics fear the Board is poised to actively try to silence anyone who criticizes Biden over such shortages.

Since announcing the creation of the Board, the administration has also attempted to downplay its significance in an apparent attempt to quell some of the backlash, first by branding it as an “internal working group” and then by saying that the Board will only target disinformation that “threatens the security of the United States.” To accomplish this, the Board says that it will establish “standards, definitions, guidelines, and policies” and will focus on disinformation distributed by American adversaries like China, Russia, and Iran.

However, Biden’s pick to lead the Board undercuts both of those claims. Nina Jankowicz, a “disinformation fellow” at the Wilson Center, a top liberal think tank in D.C., is far from nonpartisan and has actively engaged in real disinformation herself throughout her career in Democratic politics. During the 2020 election, for instance, Jankowicz dismissed the shocking documents recovered from Hunter Biden’s Laptop as “a product of the Trump campaign,” despite ample evidence that they were authentic.

Though Jankowicz says she has spent the last decade studying, lecturing, and writing about so-called “disinformation campaigns” online, she also appears wholly unable to recognize real disinformation when she sees it. For example, she has in the past praised the work of former spy Christopher Steele in compiling the infamous “Steele Dossier,” now a widely discredited piece of propaganda known to be fabricated by the Clinton campaign. Even more alarmingly, she was praised by the Chinese Communist Party in 2020 for dismissing the “Lab-Leak” COVID-19 origin theory as “a pro-Trump talking point.”

Jankowicz has also raised eyebrows for her social media antics, including a TikTok video of her adapting the Mary Poppins tune “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” to be about fake news, and a lewd rendition of the classic Christmas song “My Simple Christmas Wish.” Such cringe-worthy videos have critics questioning how Jankowicz can be taken seriously in such a controversial and potentially dangerous position.

Conservatives have been quick to point out how the Board might easily be abused by the Biden administration to shut down legitimate political discourse and criticism. In a letter to Mayorkas, Missouri Senator Josh Hawley slammed Biden as attempting to “marshal the power of the federal government to censor conservative and dissenting speech,” before demanding that the Board be dissolved. During a Senate hearing, Rand Paul of Kentucky similarly called out Mayorkas, saying, “You can’t even admit what the truth is with the Steele Dossier. I don’t trust government to figure out what the truth is.”

Even some liberals are questioning the wisdom of such an audacious move for an already unpopular administration. Bill Maher said conservatives were “right to compare this to Orwell in the ‘Ministry of Truth,’” while also referring to Jankowicz as “not bright.” Democratic Rep. Jim Himes called himself “deeply skeptical” about the Board’s mission. Even mainstream media outlets, normally quick to jump to Biden’s defense, have been uncharacteristically absent from the conversation, merely reporting on the issue rather than actively engaging in shaping the public’s view of it.

It’s no secret that Americans on both sides of the aisle hold their right to free speech as especially sacred. As Biden looks to curb that freedom, he risks making an enemy of them all. Republicans aiming to defund and disband Biden’s Ministry of Truth may thus be in the rare position of having the support of ordinary voters of all political persuasions, while Democrats up and down the ballot may have yet another unforced Biden blunder weighing them down heading into the midterms.

Andrew Abbott is the pen name of a writer and public affairs consultant with over a decade of experience in DC at the intersection of politics and culture.      

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Chris
Chris
2 years ago

Ministry of Truth is a euphemism for Ministry of Monarchy. Which is a euphemism for Communism and Complete Control.

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

Whether it is a blunder depends on one’s perspective. To a nation founded on the right to free speech, it of course smacks of totalitarian repression and suppression of the free flows of ideas and should immediately be abolished. To the government officials desperately concerned with the free flow of information that exists, that showcases their failures and corruption left and right, they no doubt view this unconstitutional Ministry of Disinformation as a useful tool to restrict and hopefully eliminate much of the negative information that makes its way to the public. They are obviously modeling it on both the old Soviet era Politburo and todays’ Chinese Central Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China. The similarities are unmistakable.

Clint
Clint
2 years ago

… the crime of the century, the most complex, bewildering cover-up in human history, Biden’s 2020 election rigging folly ranks the biggest can of worms in U.S. history.

What a mess!

Significance of the Biden people’s attempt at a dystopian ministry of truth, isn’t the bureau itself, but — that they could care less about subsequent blow-back.

Which suggests, desperation. The mother of all knee-jerks. The Biden people winced. They flinched. Establishment of a disinformation bureau was a knee-jerk to the film, 2000 Mules.

Andy
Andy
2 years ago

Disinformation Bureau, that’s something the Clintons and the Obamas would do. But, it’s something they wouldn’t want their fingerprints on.

spitfire?1940
spitfire?1940
2 years ago

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny;where the government fear the people you have liberty.

Dave
Dave
2 years ago

Calling this Biden’s potentially biggest blunder is pretty bold considering how many and how awful they have all been.

Candace Gonzalez
Candace Gonzalez
2 years ago

Notice how the names of Nina Jancowisc’s parents are not listed anywhere. Apparently they do not even want to claim her as their own.

Morbious
Morbious
2 years ago

It’ll blow over because there’re another dozen fast balls coming right behind it. There always are. That and the fact that dem leadership is actually good at forced compliance to the party line. They dont have mavericks or sour grapes egotists trying to draw attention to themselves.

Doc
Doc
2 years ago

Brandon’s blunder or Bathhouse Barry’s blunder…?

Joe M
Joe M
2 years ago

Musk has them terrified that truth will be conveyed through Twitter !!!

heil biden
heil biden
2 years ago

WASNT THERE A JOESPH GOEBBELS HEAD OF A MINISTRY OF TRUTH

Doc
Doc
2 years ago

Have you considered that the reCAPTCHA garbage excludes the visually impaired from participation?

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Why when we had Big Tech going full on (save Twitter now?) Notice timing when Musk brought Twitter that had this agency form

Pete from St Pete
Pete from St Pete
2 years ago

While I agree that establishing a so called disingenuous “Ministry of Disinformation” is straight out of Orwell, it pales in comparison to some of Biden’s other blunders. Cancelling the Keystone Pipeline leading to today’s inflation, abandoning citizens and allies in Afghanistan, and refusing to protect our own border are all far worse sins against our country.

Patty
Patty
2 years ago

It seems to me there have been many serious crimes and even possibly treasonous acts of varying degrees committed against the laws of the land, our nation & her people … including our military personnel. How much longer will it take to bring those ‘ANTI-America’ people to justice? …. And how many more destructive, ‘mechanisms of evil intentions’’ do they hold, yet to be disbursed upon innocent people?

Tim Thompson
Tim Thompson
2 years ago

Biden and his whole cadre of Democratic Marxists players who seem to be filling their positions like Pete Butplug is killing our economy, placing harmful and policies that effect all families who are in a spin how to pay for the absolute high cost of living imposed upon us by Biden’s executive orders like cancelling the XL pipeline in the first couple of weeks of his tenure. Our gas is now over twice what it was under the Trump administration with no help from his office to stem the flow of begging our enemies to produce and sell more to us rather than open up the pipelines and frankly make America energy independent. We are truly being mismanaged by what appears to be the 3rd Obama election because obviously Biden isn’t running anything on his own. Seems a miracle will need to happen, the fact that Biden is frail, demonstrates characterizations of Dementia certainly obvious every time he’s in front of a camera or teleprompter. Lastly Harris as a VP way over her head and if something were to happen to Old Joe the next in line is Pelosi not a great fall back too. God help America, we are in deep you know what, and there isn’t an emergency paddle to get us out of it.

Jeb
Jeb
2 years ago

Until joeblow drops dead his blunders and other related crap will continue.

Rickety Rick
Rickety Rick
2 years ago

It’s past time for the whole of the federal Gov be reduced to its only, original constitutional mandates, you know the ones that elected servants take an oath to, to protect and uphold the constitution. No, It’s not fluid and takeover has gone way to far. Acts of treason are being committed daily. The Dem’s pile crap on top of crap, daily so it is inundating, and they know it. It is part of the fascist playbook. First get rid of all the illegal ABC departments. Then the thousands of illegal laws. States need to seriously consider seceding from the Fed’s. If no one plays their game, they don’t have one. The money they dole out is worthless anyway. Solid states are just that, solid. They have far exceeded what a revolutionary, or civil war were fought for.

Smili'in Jack
Smili'in Jack
2 years ago

Greatest blunder? are you kidding? Name one thing, just one instigated by Biden that has not been a blunder. Easier though, name something done by Joe that is blunder free?

Amacer
Amacer
2 years ago

I hope serious measures are being taken to ensure integrity in the midterm elections; the Democrats have already shown their temerity to cheat in the 2020 elections, how much more so now that cheating is their only way to win elections.

Splish_Splash
Splish_Splash
2 years ago

Well, in realtiy Joe is not doing any of this, it is his handlers. He is not competent enough to do anything ~ so lets get that straight up front. And it seems no matter what disasterous decisions being made WE JUST KEEP MOVING AHEAD! EVERYTHING IS LIKE A NIGHMARE EVERYDAY ALL DAY, EVERY WEEK ALL WEEK, AND EVERY MONTH ALL MONTH! I guess I have been trained the past year and more to just accept the insanity ~ and shockingly enough it seems most people are clueless! STILL!

Texas Resister 64
Texas Resister 64
2 years ago

Amen to all of the above. These people “on top” are a curious lot. When Clinton was first elected, I told everyone I knew that these were the folks who, back in the sixties and seventies in high school, read 1984 and Brave New World and said, “you know, that would be a good way to run a country.” Into the ground, you mean.

Willie
Willie
2 years ago

I was talking with a family member last week and told them we need to give this country back to the Indians and he said Biden has it so bad now that they don’t want it back.The Indians could probably fix it Biden can’t.

heil biden
heil biden
2 years ago

JOESPH GOEBBELS HITLERS MINISTER OF PROPAGANDA-DISIMFORMATION BEAUREAU SAME ………ING THING

Anne
Anne
2 years ago

With the evidence presented in “2000 Mules” that the election is a fraud, why is Biden still sitting in the oval office instead of in jail with all his cronies. Do the people themselves have to go to Washington to, literally, carry this man out of the building? What is it going to take? An act of God?
We can talk and complain all we want and it will not change things.

Steve Harmon
Steve Harmon
2 years ago

Cool!! I think MY President, President Trump who, btw will become ONLY the 2nd President to serve 2, non-consecutive terms, should KEEP this board, fire that lyin’ little liberal lemming loser Snowflake chick that leads it and install Dr. Steve Turley to head that organization. Lets just clear up and call out the lefties in Government, Media and Big Tech.

Veteran
Veteran
2 years ago

“The Ministry of Truth” is completely unconstitutional and a prime violation of the Bill of Rights and U.S. Law Code, and if that isn’t sinister enough, but to appoint Nina Jankovicz beckons the question why not Weird Al Yankovic? Then again we all know that Joe the Brandon’s cheese slipped off his cracker days before his inauguration, so the real question remains is he out of his ever loving mind, or is he just plain evil, or perhaps both?

BAE
BAE
2 years ago

I so wish we could put corrupt Mayorkas in prison, he is too awful a man and government worker (taker). We pay this guy; great benefits and salary which he DOES NOT deserve. The Biden regime is so out of touch with regular working people or should I say most people. What is going on?

jake the snake
jake the snake
2 years ago

the democrats have shown for years they have know relationship with the truth. They actively work to twist and hide the truth. among these habitual liars Alejandro Mayorkas is one of the worst. he is as dishonest as a person can be.

Alejandro Mayorkas is not capable of managing a ministry of truth because he knows nothing about the truth.

Steve Weidert
Steve Weidert
2 years ago

And the lies continue

Larry W.
Larry W.
2 years ago

Biden has been caught in too many lies. He has not earned the right to be trusted. There’s no “board” that can fix that.

Xtech
Xtech
2 years ago

Mary Poppins, the Disinformation chief, is symbolic of this administration; a complete JOKE!

Thomas P
Thomas P
2 years ago

What a joke. The Democrat liberal socialists are creating a ministry of truth? They are the ones that create all the lies. Instead of Scary Poppins, they should have put Adam Schiff in charge. I’m still waiting for the concrete evidence of Russian collusion. Maybe Pippi Lie Stocking can be the ministry’s secretary since she quit the spokesperson job. Oh yeah, she went to lie for msdnc. These jerks repeatedly lie and then have the nerve to try to silence and cancel us. Let’s go Brandon!

Robin Boyd
Robin Boyd
2 years ago

We only need to know what hateful, fascist Progressives want us to know. Everyone will be happier because ignorance is bliss, and we all will be ignorant of the truth if government is allowed to dictate what’s allowed to be communicated.

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

Given that Joe Hidin’ Biden is a known and documented plagiarist, his “Ministry of Truth” is just another indication that he is “out of it” as far as his mental function is concerned.

William Smith
William Smith
2 years ago

I am sure everyone has seen the enemy of the state with Will Smith . I fill that this where its going with the federal government, all they have to do is fabricate something like they have been doin and getting away with it , I think its not a good idea whats so ever we all know that obummur is behind all this also everything that is happening today he tried to get passed why he was president Biden is a puppet and has no Idea what the hell he is doin.

Rene
Rene
2 years ago

Any wonder why American’s don’t trust the Federal Government & mainly Democrats-RINOS. THEY OPENLY LIE & EXPECT CITIZENS TO ACCEPT THEIR LIES OR FEAR THE ARM OF GOVERNMENT TO SILENCE YOU (USING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA (INCLUDES FOX) & SOCIAL MEDIA (INCLUDES NEWSNAX).

Catherine Waring
Catherine Waring
2 years ago

Is the Minster of truth another word for tranprarence, look how well that has worked out Benghazi, FBI,CIA, Genomic creating Mutantion, Covid 19 going all the way back to 2007 or even further back using Baby Fatal parts,
.Chaging Boys and Girls into opposite sex. Who knew how Truthful they can be, people who have been up there for 35 or 40 years. All the while trying to keep the ERA Law alive and well; A real march towards a Republic. It, whent from Court packing, to threating the Suprem Court or is that outing the Justice, and that goes alongside, with defounding the policies. Just saying

papayec
papayec
2 years ago

Pedo Quid Pro Joe Biden, a.k.a., Xi’s Sock Puppet, following in the footsteps of the most murderous Marxist, Nazi, and fascist dictators to darken the pages of World History.

Laura
Laura
2 years ago

This is a communist organization!
Or it belongs on Monty Python !

Charles Nolan
Charles Nolan
2 years ago

Biden had little choice in following the plan layed out by George Orwell and partially funded by China and George Soros in the textbook “1984”. Will Putin save America with a nuclear strike on Washington?

InsanitySquared
InsanitySquared
2 years ago

Well, you all effin’ DESERVE this – and more to come. If the Repubs repeal Roe vs Wade, women will never even wanna hear from Repubs. They will automatically vote Democrats and Democrats automatically will increase the power of the State. America will become a one party system, with Repubs being a nominal minority. But I think so far, the Retarded Repubs well deserved this situation by alienating voters with their STUPIDITY.

Personally, I don’t really care much – I don’t have kids. I will watch America slowly slide into a dictatorship.

Tom
Tom
2 years ago

More and more Federal control We need to vote Republican in all races. Now and upcoming, to save the country and freedom!

Frank
Frank
2 years ago

Just another attempt by Biden to control the population. Bring back common sense for both parties and stop trying to get re-elected
We the people will speak

Joseph Meyer
Joseph Meyer
2 years ago

The program is on “pause,” and Jankeowicz has resigned.

Patricia Hefferan
Patricia Hefferan
2 years ago

This is simply stunning. In addition, using the Mary Poppins song is a totally absurd introduction to a deadly serious matter. This cannot be allowed. How stupid the Left perceives the public…even their own people.

Jamesd
Jamesd
2 years ago

Biden’s biggest blunder is he is still alive…Barley. The old stinky Zero is just that.

J. Frias
J. Frias
2 years ago

Instead of just blabbing about it, why isn’t something being done about it. All we get is Blah, blah, blah, and more blah!!

Carolyn Exposito
Carolyn Exposito
2 years ago

The big liar himself (Biden) wants to be the arbiter of truth! Ha ha ha ha! Who would believe this is America? We have an empty suit sitting in the White House telling us what the truth is!! Yeah, right!

Carolyn Exposito
Carolyn Exposito
2 years ago

The big liar himself (Biden) wants to be the arbiter of truth…ha ha ha ha!!

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