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Surely you’re aware of the Trump inaugural committee’s persistent frustration in booking top-ranked talent for the president-elect’s constitutional “festivities.” You’ve likely heard that Radio City’s venerated Rockettes, for instance, have resisted performing for the misogynist billionaire. You may even have read Trump’s tweeted whine that he doesn’t care whether any A-list artists show up for his party.

But you probably haven’t heard Lewis Black break down the details of the new administration’s humiliating launch. Black has his own recommendations for possible entertainment at the inauguration. And the comedian insists he already has glommed his own tickets and wouldn’t miss it for the world — if only to witness what he expects will happen when Trump puts his hand on the Bible.

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Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters

After the Anti-Defamation League again called for Fox News host Tucker Carlson's firing due to his promotion of the white nationalist "great replacement" conspiracy theory, Carlson's first response was to tell a podcast interviewer, "Fuck them." His second was to use his prime-time show to blame a Jew for the resettlement of Afghan refugees in "your" neighborhood, echoing the apparent motivation of the alleged perpetrator of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.

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Dominic Pezzola, center rear with grey beard, confronts Capitol Police officer outside U.S. Senate Chambers.

Photo from U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

The next time that right-wing gaslighters—whether Tucker Carlson or other far-right pundits, or Republican congressmen—try to valorize the insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6 by depicting them as harmless protesters, it might be helpful for everyone to review the case of Proud Boy Dominic Pezzola, charged with conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, assault, and multiple other felonies.

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