by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Benjamin Weingarten writes for the New York Post about the disturbing record of President Biden’s disinformation “czar.”
If you were trying to discredit your own regime, you would be hard-pressed to do better than create a Ministry of Truth, house it within your domestic-security apparatus and appoint a serial spewer of untruth to lead it.
But don’t let the folly of the Biden administration’s Nina Jankowicz-ed, Department of Homeland Security-housed Disinformation Governance Board fool you. The DGB is not only a discrediting and delegitimizing project but a dangerous one.
Start with Jankowicz, the self-described “Mary Poppins of disinformation.” She is uniquely ill-suited to be an arbiter of truth — a position that has no place in a free country.
Jankowicz is an unrepentant Russiagate collusion-monger who praised that the former British spy behind the discredited Steele dossier.
Jankowicz also amplified the ultimate in election-interfering disinformation — that the New York Post’s censored-but-true Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation; footage Internet sleuths unearthed indicates she believes a 2020 joint Senate committee report on the Biden family’s dubious foreign dealings during Joe’s vice presidency is “disinformation” too.
Jankowicz is neither a competent arbiter of truth nor a neutral one. In June 2016, she tweeted “#ImWithHer,” sharing an ill-fated Hillary Clinton quotation that “A Donald Trump presidency would embolden ISIS.” The believer in the idea systemic racism plagues America has intimated that critical-race-theory critics consist of “Republicans and other disinformers.”
Jankowicz dismissed criticism of Hunter Biden for taking a seat on the board of corruption-plagued Burisma. And in a November 2020 Foreign Affairs piece, she lavished praise on his father, gushing that the “bridge builder and big-tent politician . . . may be uniquely equipped to lead efforts to shore up American resilience to foreign and domestic disinformation.”
Therein, she lobbied for the creation of a position akin to her current one.