McClaughry: Farewell to ‘Scary Mary’

By John McClaughry

A month ago the Biden administration came up with a super new idea — creating a Disinformation Governance Board within the Department of Homeland Security. The Board could stamp out disinformation about the Biden program, and like Big Brother listen in on anything you say.

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Nina Jankowicz

That was ludicrous enough, but the administration then named one Nina Jankowicz to run the machine. Ms. Jankowicz is a voluble and sharp tongued 33-year-old social media activist from the nether regions of the Democratic Party, eager to wield the hammer of the Biden Ministry of Truth.

She was quick to characterize herself as the “Mary Poppins of disinformation governance.”  As the Wall Street Journal editorial board reported:  “Quick as she came, the Mary Poppins of Disinformation unfurled her umbrella and floated away to her next job, nannying another nation of children who had the wrong ideas. …Only three weeks after the announcement, media reports say the board is being ‘paused’ and Ms. Jankowicz has resigned.”

The right wing Patriot Post was quick to label her “Brandon’s Scary Mary.” Ms. Jankowicz, suddenly disemployed, complained  “to say that I’m just a partisan actor was wildly out of context.” Yeah, right.

Another right wing group has catalogued hundreds of examples of disinformation uttered by President Biden himself, a lot of them unwittingly.

Farewell to Scary Mary. As Thomas Jefferson sagely said, “error of opinion can be tolerated where reason is free to combat it.”

John McClaughry is vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute. Reprinted with permission from the Ethan Allen Institute Blog.

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3 thoughts on “McClaughry: Farewell to ‘Scary Mary’

  1. It is a telling testimony to the frighteningly ignorant times in which we live that this proposal ever saw the light of day. POTUS Biden clearly regards both accountability and the Constitution as annoying hurdles to his tyranny.

  2. With due regards to Mary Poppins and Mother Goose:
    ‘Scary, Scary Mary’ quite contrary,
    How does your Ministry of Truth grow?
    With prison cells, and interrogation hells,
    And pretty statists all in a row.

    Bye – bye Czarina Jankowicz. We hardly knew ya!

  3. Thank you John for reminding us of how amazing Mr. Jefferson was. He wrote the Declaration of Independence, one of the great works of humanity. He was a brilliant person, warts and all as were all the framers of our federal government.

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