It’s a battle cry against both Fake News and false narratives promoted across the culture.
The Alpha News documentary shreds so much of what we were told following the 2020 death of George Floyd that it can’t help but red pill some viewers.
That group doesn’t include Keith Ellison.
Minnesota’s Attorney General belatedly weighed in on “Fall,” a film that paints him and other Democrats in a brutal light, during a public forum held last week.
Scott Hennen, host of the radio show “What’s On Your Mind,” asked Ellison for his thoughts on a documentary that has racked up nearly 5 million views on Rumble and YouTube combined.
“I have not seen it,” Ellison said. “My opinion is that it’s not factually based … I think that it is partisan propaganda.”
Imagine a film critic reviewing a movie without actually seeing it. This is multitudes worse given the stakes at play.
Hennen pressed the Attorney General a bit more, asking why body camera footage taken before Floyd’s death, sequences highlighted in the film, didn’t make it into the courtroom.
“In America, you have the right to counsel because your counsel is going to be a vigorous, zealous advocate for your case. I have to assume that if [defense attorney] Eric Nelson did not put that video in, it’s because it didn’t help his client. Unless you’re going to say he’s incompetent. The judge made sure the trial was fair. It was all on television, everyone in the world saw the trial,” said Ellison, whose office led the prosecution of Chauvin.
Liz Collin of Alpha News and the film’s director, director Dr. JC Chaix, responded to Ellison’s comments.
“If this was the violent murder that he claimed it to be, why did we not have more of this direct evidence, police body worn camera? Why was there not more of that evidence in this trial? Why did the prosecution not present this? Instead, they focused on exhibit 17, a still frame photograph of Derek Chauvin in a position that they wanted to present that fits their narrative,” Chaix said.
Ellison also told Hennen that he wished the film had more voices critical to the Floyd matter on screen.
Collin said her team spent months trying to speak with Ellison for her book “They’re Lying: The Media, The Left, and The Death of George Floyd,” which inspired the film.
He repeatedly declined.
The very least Ellison could do is to watch the film, available for free on two major video platforms. That he hasn’t done so speaks volumes.