Liberal feminist author and former Bill Clinton advisor Naomi Wolf has issued an apology to conservatives after reviewing the newly released footage from Jan. 6.
Wolf, who served as a political advisor to the presidential campaigns of Democrats Bill Clinton and Al Gore, offered a formal apology to conservatives who “put America first” on January 6, 2021.
“Peaceful Republicans and conservatives as a whole have been demonized by the story told by Democrats in leadership of what happened that day,” Wolf said Thursday.
“Republicans, conservatives, I am sorry.
“I also believed wholesale so much else that has since turned out not to be as I was told it was by NPR, MSNBC, and the New York Times,” Wolf also said.
“Anyone in leadership who misrepresented to the public the events of the day so as to distort the complexity of its actual history — must also be held accountable,” she added.
Wolf compared the release of the new Jan. 6 footage to Daniel Ellsberg’s release of the Pentagon Papers.
She noted that Leftists lionized the latter while condemning the former.
Everyone in my former 'tribe' is upset that @TuckerCarlson aired government-held footage of events off public interest, and I keep thinking about how we (on the left) rightly lionized Daniel Ellsberg after he released the Pentagon Papers…
— Dr Naomi Wolf (@naomirwolf) March 8, 2023
Wolf, a “lifelong liberal and civil libertarian” is a prominent feminist, author, and commentator.
She’s a periodic guest on Fox News Channel shows.
She was a figurehead of 1990s “third-wave feminism” and was once a “Democratic Party insider,” according to Business Insider.
Wolf’s “impeccable” Democratic Party bonafides came into question when “The Beauty Myth” author gave an interview to Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson in 2021 and later appeared on Steve Bannon’s “WarRoom” podcast, the outlet also said.
Wolf was a vocal opponent of Covid lockdowns and related policies.
The Yale alum lead a protest against her alma mater’s vaccine policy in December 2022.
Wolf says her apology was spurred by the recent release of previously unseen Capitol footage showing what really happened on Jan. 6.
The footage was released by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson.
Carlson aired portions of the footage on his nightly show earlier this week.
Both Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly denounced the decision to air the footage.
In her letter, Wolf specifically cites footage of “QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley and Officer Brian Sicknick which appear to contravene the narratives she previously espoused.
Chansley was sentenced to four years in prison for entering the Capitol and was smeared by the media as a “violent insurrectionist.”
However, the new video shows him being calmly shown around the building by Capitol Police officers.
One video shows him urging crowds to remain calm, with people responding positively to his encouragement.
Democrats and their corporate media allies have also pushed the narrative that Officer Sicknick was killed during the so-called “attack.”
However, Sicknick died of natural causes on the next day and the new video footage shows he wasn’t injured during Jan. 6.
Many have been taking to social media to voice their support for Wolf’s apology.
“This is pretty courageous,” Jason Whitlock tweeted Friday in response.
This is pretty courageous.
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) March 10, 2023
“I am one of those people who was targeted and brutalized in all of this horrific dishonesty. I still am,” Walkaway campaign founder Brandon Straka tweeted.
“This helps,” he added.
I am one of the people who was targeted and brutalized in all of this horrific dishonesty. I still am.
— Brandon Straka (@BrandonStraka) March 10, 2023
“Amazing letter from Naomi Wolf. Well done to her,” journalist Lara Logan tweeted Friday.
“I do not define myself politically but these lies affected us all & it’s been years of frustration (agony at times) watching them play out & seeing so many be deceived.”
Amazing letter from Naomi Wolf. Well done to her. I do not define myself politically but these lies affected us all & it’s been years of frustration (agony at times) watching them play out & seeing so many be deceived.
Dear Conservatives, I Apologize https://t.co/EWiEDDRDzY
— Lara Logan (@laralogan) March 10, 2023