January 6, 2021 was the equivalent of a warning shot over a ship's bow. January 6, 2025 is likely to be the culmination of a non-violent boarding and take-over of the ship -- the ship being Congress and the Electoral College process. As brilliantly outlined by former senior CIA officer Kent Harrington in his In the National Interest columns, media companies need to be held responsible for their contribution to the dismantling of democracy. From my perspective as a media ecologist, the lead story that history lessons are likely to teach is the prominent role of media leading up to, during, and as a postscript to January 6.
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