The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 7th, 2023 day edition

image for Tucker Carlson, with video provided by Speaker McCarthy, falsely depicts Jan. 6 riot as a peaceful gathering

WASHINGTON — Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday released security video from the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, using footage provided exclusively to him by Speaker Kevin McCarthy to portray the riot as a peaceful gathering.

Carlson focused Monday’s segment on promoting former President Donald Trump’s narrative by showing video of his supporters walking calmly around the U.S. Capitol.

“The footage does not show an insurrection or a riot in progress,” Carlson told his audience Monday.

Taken as a whole, the video does not support the claim that Jan. 6 was an insurrection.

Carlson also said on his show Monday that Democrats lied about the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.

He played video that he said showed Sicknick walking around inside the Capitol after the mob attacked him.

In his letter to colleagues last month, Schumer warned that Carlson would use any clips from the riot to advance his own narrative. »

Ukraine urges ICC to investigate video appearing to show Russians killing PoW

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Late on Monday, Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, wrote on Twitter that the “horrific” video was more “proof this war is genocidal”.

Kuleba added that it was “imperative” that international criminal court prosecutor Karim Khan “launches an immediate ICC investigation into this heinous war crime”.

In July, a video emerged that appeared to show a Russian soldier castrating and subsequently killing a Ukrainian prisoner. »

Supreme Court allows atheists’ lawsuit against Florida city over prayer vigil to continue

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The Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up an appeal brought by a Florida city that was sued by individuals who argued it had violated the Constitution when it held a prayer vigil in 2014 in response to a local shooting.

The city of Ocala, Florida, had asked the Supreme Court to intervene in the case, arguing that the plaintiffs did not have standing to bring the lawsuit.

The city said the justices should reject the atheists’ argument for why they had been injured with the prayer ceremony, making it appropriate for courts to hear their case. »

Unions vow to shut France’s economy down amid pension battle

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Unions are threatening to shut France's economy down this week in what they hope is their toughest riposte yet to President Emmanuel Macron's plan to raise the retirement age.

The complex pension bill is a centerpiece of Macron’s presidency and his efforts to keep the French economy globally competitive. »