Down With the DGB!

President Joe Biden’s bad-idea factory just belched out a doozy: The Disinformation Governance Board rolled off the assembly line to the sound of shrieks and Klaxons—and deservedly so.

The last thing American citizens need is a taxpayer-funded thought-police bureau that monitors public utterances, condemns them as “disinformation,” and then flags them for dutiful erasure by the Democrat-left’s social-media henchpersons in Silicon Valley.

This horrible concept is reminiscent to the mind control of USSR. These bumbling neototalitarians gave this monstrosity the acronym DGB, which rhymes well with KGB. One feels sorry for Team Biden—almost.

It would be terrible enough if the DGB were an independent panel like the National Endowment for the Arts. Instead, the DGB works within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is a large law-enforcement organization with plenty of guns, ammo, well-trained federal officers whose firepower could inspire any enemy of the State to get up.

“The fact that a federal department with approximately 240,000 employees would set up a ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ to enforce the government’s judgement of what information is allowed in the public square should frighten anyone who values liberty and understands how crucial free speech is in maintaining that liberty,” Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., told the Daily Caller.

Biden, the Democrats, and their DGB lack the Constitutional authority to scream, “Disinformation!” and make the news and commentary that they dislike disappear. This sure seems like what they are eager to do.

This is especially rich given Democrats’ penchant for peddling disinformation.

—Obama declared publicly 37 times during the Obamacare debate: “If you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period.” Obama knew this was disinformation. Your employer could have revoked your plan. PolitiFact declared this its 2013 “Lie of the Year.”

The Associated Press calculated that Obamacare’s red tape killed 4.7 million healthcare policies that people liked. My included. Twice. Period.

—Biden continues to cite “the Putin price hike” for rising energy costs, even though drivers started paying more for gas when Biden entered office and launched his War on Oil—a year before Putin invaded Ukraine.

—According to Biden, Republicans want to “figure out how to keep the black vote, when it occurs, from even counting.” No, Joe. Republicans are not trying to stop the tabulation of black voters’ ballots.

—Biden claimed that Georgia’s new election-integrity law is “going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work.” No, Joe. The polls will close at 7:59 p.m. The Washington Post gave Biden a maximum of four Pinocchios to acknowledge his disinformation.

For each of these disinformation outbursts, Biden was awarded four Pinocchios

—President Donald J. Trump planned to have Social Security “permanently depleted by the middle of calendar year 2023.”

—Because of the Second Amendment, “you couldn’t buy a cannon.”

—At least five times, Biden falsely has said, “I was arrested” as a teenager while protesting for civil rights.

—For his part, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, the man who unveiled the DGB, bizarrely insists: “The border is closed.” This disinformation is belied by the Center for Immigration Studies’ estimate that 620,000 illegal-alien “got-aways” have evaded the Border Patrol and penetrated the USA under Biden. Their whereabouts? Unknown.

Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Czarista, is the perfect person to detect disinformation since she does it herself.

—“Trump’s Kremlin ties don’t end at Manafort,” she disinformed via Twitter. Despite Trump-hating Democrats repeating the same story for three years, four different probes found that Trump-Russia collusion story is more convincing than a Soviet crop report.

—Conversely, Jankowicz disinformed that Hunter Biden’s “laptop is a Russian influence op.” The First Son’s “laptop from Hell,” in fact, contains authentic proof of his dodgy deals around the world.

The DGB should be renamed the Ministry of Psychological Projection, as top Democrats have mastered disinformation.

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